The Food Bank of Contra Costa and Solano Asks the Community to Come Together for Our Neighbors and Help on Giving Tuesday
The Food Bank welcomes community members for its annual day of giving
CONCORD, CA (November (28) 2023 – For this year’s Giving Tuesday on November 28, the global day of giving, the Food Bank of Contra Costa and Solano is asking community members to come together to help our neighbors in need. Giving Tuesday takes place just after Black Friday and Cyber Monday. It provides the community with a chance to celebrate the joy of giving from the heart to help transform their communities. As the Food Bank continues to experience rising demand, it relies on the community’s support even more this year. To welcome community members on this significant day, the Food Bank provides Giving Tuesday tours at their Concord and Fairfield locations. These tours will offer a behind-the-scenes look at how the Food Bank operates and the impact volunteers make.
The Food Bank of Contra Costa and Solano now serves 465,000 people a month on average, which is expected to increase by 20% during the holiday season. Rising food prices are a significant concern as the holidays approach. In response, the Food Bank and its 260 agency partners will distribute chickens, seasonal produce, and holiday-themed foods.
Local community members can make a significant impact next week:
- Reserve a tour: The Food Bank is welcoming anyone looking to support the Food Bank to reserve a tour to experience its operations during the holiday season. Tours must be reserved in advance.
- Donate: In partnership with Valero, every dollar donated up to $55,000 on Giving Tuesday will be matched! This means that every dollar will provide at least four meals for our neighbors in need.
Kim Castaneda, Vice President of Development and Communications at the Food Bank of Contra Costa and Solano: “Giving Tuesday is a fantastic opportunity for our community to come together, meet each other during the tours, and see what a big difference their collective impact makes. We will rely even more on our supporters this holiday season as we anticipate a high need over the next couple of months and beyond. Whether you are able to donate your money or time, we’re grateful for the continued support – not just today, but every day.”
About the Food Bank of Contra Costa and Solano County:
Founded in 1975, The Food Bank of Contra Costa and Solano is a critical resource, serving one in four residents in our local communities. Our mission is leading the fight to end hunger, in partnership with our community and service of our neighbors in need. Through our partnership with Feeding America, the Food Bank distributes nutritious food directly to clients as well as through a network of over 260 partners and nonprofits — serving 465,000 people every month. The Food Bank also strategically engages in advocacy work to raise awareness and mobilize support to end hunger, and we are recognized as one of Feeding America’s Hall of Fame honor roll members for excellence in advocacy.
During times of crisis, the Food Bank team serves as second responders by providing food for communities impacted by natural disasters and emergencies. As Feeding America’s hub for disaster relief on the West Coast, we’ve helped respond to disasters in 18 Northern California counties and beyond.
With 97 cents of every $1 donated going toward food distribution, the Food Bank is committed to financial transparency and consistently earns Charity Navigator’s highest four-star rating. To learn more about the Food Bank of Contra Costa and Solano, visit www.foodbankccs.org