The Food Bank of Contra Costa and Solano provides free food directly to the community through a variety of programs and services.
We provide food and support to food pantries located on local junior and four-year colleges, as well as adult education schools.
We deliver fresh produce to local communities utilizing customized refrigerated trucks that act as mobile farmer’s markets. Clients receive up to 20 pounds of produce, twice per month.
As Feeding America’s West Coast hub for disaster response, the Food Bank provides Ready-Set Meals, food and water during the aftermath, as well as longer-term food assistance to people rebuilding their lives.
Community members may receive fresh and nonperishable food from the safety and convenience of their cars. Food Bank staff and volunteers load food for you. Walk-ups welcome.
Patients referred by the Contra Costa County Health Department receive supplemental food, including fresh produce, twice a month.
We partner with low-income schools and school districts to provide fresh produce for distribution through school lunch and after-school programs.
K-NOW provides two breakfasts, two lunches and two snacks to bridge the weekend meal gap for school-aged children.
This mobile pantry is open to Solano County Public Health patients who have been prescribed healthy, shelf-stable food and fresh produce by their medical provider.
Mobile Pantry Distributions
In addition to fresh fruits and veggies, participants also receive a bag of shelf-stable pantry staples, proteins and dairy.
Healthy pantry staples are available at select elementary, middle and high schools.
Low-income seniors 55+ receive free, healthy pantry staples, eggs, cheese and assorted meats twice a month.
In Partnership with Our Community
The Food Bank of Contra Costa and Solano provides support through a variety of community programs.
CalFresh, California’s version of the federal Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), provides nutrition benefits to assist food-insecure families with stretching their food budgets and helping them afford healthy food. The Food Bank performs outreach to the estimated 30% of qualifying households who are not enrolled in CalFresh even though it is the single most effective hunger-fighting tool available in California.
We partner with 260 local nonprofits to help carry out our mission of ending hunger. Nearly half of the food we distribute is through our partner agencies, which include soup kitchens, church pantries, transitional housing services and child-care centers.
Are you already a partner agency? Check out our Agency Portal with resources, best practices, and grant opportunities. Interested in becoming a partner agency? Please review our eligibility requirements.