Two volunteers hand out food at a Food Bank partner agency.

The Amador St. Hope Center shows Vallejo neighbors you care

“Your loved one is here,” a volunteer says, and Donisha Patterson springs into action. Each week the Amador Street Hope Center distributes food to more than 100 households in Vallejo. Most neighbors take home pre-packed bags, but for those with special health and dietary needs – like the older man

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A member of the Food Bank CalFresh Team talks to the public.

How to replace stolen CalFresh benefits

Did you have your CalFresh benefits stolen electronically between October 1, 2022 and November 30, 2023? You may be able to have your stolen benefits replaced – but you must submit a claim by Feb 29, 2024. CalFresh (known as SNAP in other states, formerly called food stamps) is a

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Your incredible Giving Tuesday impact

Have you heard of Giving Tuesday – the global day of charitable giving that takes place just five days after Thanksgiving? Coming just after Black Friday and Cyber Monday, Giving Tuesday is a chance to celebrate the joy that comes with giving from the heart – instead of at the

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5 ways to give back this Thanksgiving

Food is such an important part of how we celebrate this holiday season – but for 465,000 neighbors in Contra Costa and Solano who face hunger each month, food means even more. As you get ready to enjoy a day of good meals and good company, we’ve compiled five easy

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Santa, Faith Food Fridays staff member and The Grinch

Spreading holiday cheer with our partners

Mary Ann Buggs knows how stressful hunger can be – even when it’s not the holiday season. Before she became the administrative director at Faith Food Fridays food pantry in Vallejo, she faced food insecurity as a single mom. “It weighs on your mind all day long: How am I

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Homegrown partnerships

Fresh fruits and vegetables are some of the most beloved items we distribute every week – and this year, we’ve been able to partner with local farmers to get even more great produce onto our neighbors’ tables. We’ve been working with five small farms, many of them led by women

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Volunteers set out food on tables at The Bay Church.

Putting choice back on the menu at The Bay Church

With neighbors guiding shopping carts around tables filled with fruits, vegetables, bread and other pantry goods, food distributions at The Bay Church don’t look all that different from a visit to a farmers’ market or the local store – and that’s the whole point.  “They get a cart and grocery

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A map of food distributions by the Food Bank and our partners.

Where the Food Bank serves in Contra Costa and Solano Counties

Your generosity extends to every corner of Contra Costa and Solano Counties to nourish families, seniors, children and individuals in need. Here is where you make an impact in our community… Partner Agencies The backbone of our community is the 260+ food pantries, soup kitchens, homeless shelters, school programs, and

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A staff member works in our Food Bank warehouse.

Keeping food flowing: our warehouses get an upgrade

Have you ever misplaced a container of leftovers at the back of your refrigerator? Or accidentally purchased an ingredient from the grocery store that you already had enough of at home? If so, you’ve had a little taste of the challenges our operations team at the Food Bank deals with

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"Everything's so expensive ... I know we're all feeling that struggle right now." - Tati

Supporting kids today, tomorrow and beyond

Kids are the future of our community – and when they get the nourishment they need to thrive, it makes a lifelong difference. That’s why in the most recent edition of At the Table, the Food Bank of Contra Costa and Solano’s bi-annual newsletter, we’re sharing all the ways you’re

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