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
What you helped us achieve in 2018 You embodied the spirit of community by pitching in with our fire-relief efforts in Mendocino and Butte counties. Our increased work in Butte County continues indefinitely as we deliver food each week to people getting back on their feet. Your support fueled the Community Produce Program 7
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
Roger Hancock has been a long-time friend of the Food Bank as a regular volunteer and donor. Ten years ago he brought along a team of CSAA Insurance Group volunteers and the rest is history. Now he helps organize numerous events throughout the year for employees to volunteer at the
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
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
Liz was struggling to make ends meet for her family after a difficult divorce drained her savings and an injury prevented her from working. At Christmas time, despair turned to hope when she learned of a Holiday Food Basket distribution at a Food Bank Partner agency. Liz and her children
Here are some tips on how to easily fight hunger at your holiday gatherings. When you party with a purpose, you’re providing holiday meals to the 1 in 8 neighbors who need help with food. Set a Goal – Will you collect funds or food? We can provide $3
Hosting a food or fund drive is easier than you think! With these tips you will be on your way to helping provide food to your neighbors in need all year long. Set a goal– Decide how many pounds of food or dollars you will raise by a specific date.
Walk through your local produce section, and try to find a cabbage the size of a basketball or a tiny apple you can easily hide in the palm of your hand. You’ll have to look hard because of retail standards for produce perfection. These expectations can lead to food waste.
YOU HELPED THE FOOD BANK OF CONTRA COSTA AND SOLANO PROVIDE 20 MILLION POUNDS – TO – 190,000 NEIGHBORS YOU HELPED FAMILIES “I work, but supporting three children on my own is difficult. With the produce we get from the Food Bank, I am able to cook healthy meals for my