Building for Better Health

 A stronger community means building for better health. In the most recent edition of At the Table, the Food Bank of Contra Costa and Solano’s bi-annual newsletter, we explore how partnerships allow us to grow as we meet an increased need. In the words of Food Bank President and CEO,

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Food Bank of Contra Costa and Solano

Inflation and increased demand: an impossible calculation

The numbers just don’t add up. The cost of everything – and the need for it – is only increasing,  which means disposable income is decreasing as people struggle to regain their footing after the pandemic. The result? Many of our neighbors are trying to solve an impossible calculation each

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(ABC7) Join the 2 Million Meal Challenge

Last week ABC7 News joined us to learn more about the challenges the Food Bank faces because of the rising cost of food and fuel. With the help of @behring global educational foundation, we created the #2MillionMealChallenge to ensure we can meet the increase need of our community. Watch the news story on Facebook

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Recognizing Raley’s: Bringing food to local families

We want to take a moment to recognize Joyce Raley Teel, the former co-chair and majority owner of Raley’s and a well-known philanthropist in Northern California, who passed away earlier this year at the age of 91 after several decades of leadership and service dedicated to fighting hunger. Teel’s legacy

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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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