Dear Friends and Supporters,
Because of your support the Food Bank of Contra Costa and Solano was able to provide over twenty million pounds of food last year to low-income people in our community. We are so pleased that fresh fruits and vegetables account for over half the food we distribute. Our community is better as a whole because we are providing nourishment to food-insecure people on a daily basis, but we also know we have much more work to do.
Earlier in the year, the strategic plan the Food Bank developed set an ambitious, but attainable, goal to end hunger in our community. We understand that we must work toward building new and strengthening current partnerships. As we increase the ways we help people through our direct programs, we also need to expand the support we provide to the nearly two hundred partner agencies we work with. Our goal is to further utilize these agencies that make up the safety net in our community by increasing their capacities and functions.
These efforts are already improving the lives of our community members in need. In partnership with Contra Costa and Solano counties we have been able to increase the number of people receiving nutrition assistance from the federally-funded CalFresh program.
The Food Bank recognizes that no one should be hungry in an area that is as rich and agriculturally productive as our community. With your help and by fostering these strategic partnerships, we can accomplish our mission to end hunger.
Complete financials are available upon request. To obtain a copy, please email Marilu Boucher at.