Volunteers are Essential

Dear Rachel, The Food Bank continues to be an essential service that will remain fully operational through the current shut-down to ensure everyone in our community has access to nutritious food. We want to reassure you that the safety of our volunteers, staff and clients are our top priority. The Food Bank

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Partner agencies shower blessings in a crisis

For 45 years our partner agencies have been fighting hunger alongside us with a common goal of nourishing our neighbors in need. In early March, with COVID-19 spreading and businesses closing, we quickly realized the Food Bank would be called upon to meet a new and growing need. Our objective

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Task Force takes on Senior Hunger

When shelter in place took effect, we received a number of calls from seniors who were afraid to leave the house to come to our programs. Our services are set up for large central distributions to efficiently serve as many people as possible, while also supplying partner agencies with food

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Rescued milk turns to cheese

A semi-truck containing 20,000 pounds of Monterey Jack and Swiss cheese was delivered to our Concord warehouse in June. This protein-rich staple will be a welcome treat for many people we serve.  This isn’t just any cheese, it was specially made by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

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Raising compassionate kids

Originally posted by Feeding America “Mom, I’m huuunnnggrrryyyyy.” Never mind that my four-year-old had polished off half an apple, peanut butter and a box of raisins less than an hour earlier. I handed her the other half of the apple, and her delighted smile was all the thanks I needed.

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Clinical Effort Shows that Sometimes Food is the Best Medicine

Originally posted by Contra Costa Health Services Patients visiting our health centers are now being regularly screened for hunger when they come in for their medical appointments. At intake, patients are given a form that asks if they have been unable to afford food or have been worried about running

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Remembering Linda Locke

Food Bank Founder and long-time supporter, Linda Locke, passed away on Christmas Eve. In celebration of the gift she gave our community, we share with you a little background of her early days in food banking. Linda Locke was a graduate student, wife and mother when she got the assignment

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Volunteer Spotlight: Renee Schlicting

April is Volunteer Appreciation Month! We’re celebrating with a few stories submitted by regular volunteers. Tell us why you volunteer in the comments. Take it away, Renee! “I retired from work two years ago and I knew I wanted to do something to help people.  I never had the time

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Look what YOU did in 2017!

The Food Bank was able to provide more food than ever before and expand a few critical programs. Take a look at some of the things we accomplished together this year.   We provided enough food for 18 million healthy meals made up of 60% fruits and vegetables. People can pick-up

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Hope turned to success for Liz

You may remember we wrote about Liz and her family last month. If you missed it, you can read it here.   A year ago Liz was struggling with mounting legal expenses for divorce and custody proceedings. Her financial troubles were compounded when she was forced to take a medical

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