Hunger exists in every corner of our community and affects people of all ages, ethnicities, education levels and employment status. The economy may be getting better, but for far too many in our community that has not yet translated into an income level that can keep food on the table.

The number of people the Food Bank of Contra Costa and Solano provides food to has increased more than 25% in the last two years. In fact, one in eight residents now relies on the Food Bank.

Last year, because of supporters like you, the Food Bank provided the equivalent of 16 million meals to your neighbors in need; more than half of the food was fresh produce.

Together we feed Julie and her 12 year old daughter. When Julie’s job was outsourced, she turned to the Food Bank to supplement her family of five with fruits and vegetables.

Together we feed Doris, the Richmond senior citizen who had lost everything in a fire, including her daughter and now cares for her seven grandchildren.

Together we feed Diana, the of mother of two who takes care of her young children and ill mother while her husband works, but still can’t afford the food their family needs.

Together we feed Eli who’s hours were cut and Venjie who could no longer work. The food they got from the Food Bank supplemented from the little they could afford at the grocery store.

With your help the Food Bank can bring hope, relief and security to our neighbors struggling with hunger.