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The unveiling: Food Bank legislative agenda

For the past few months The Food Bank of Contra Costa and Solano’s Advocacy Team has been studying food insecurity and hunger-related issues, holding meetings and working with stakeholders in the pursuit of building our annual organizational Legislative Agenda—the specific pieces of legislation that we support. That months-long process is

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Food Bank goes to D.C. (virtually)!

Every March Feeding America (FA) and the Food Research and Action Center (FRAC) host the annual National Anti-Hunger Policy Conference (AHPC). This year’s three-day virtual event allowed anti-hunger and nutrition advocates, food banks and elected officials across the country to gather and focus on the goal of ending hunger. The

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2022: New food-related laws take effect in California

As 2022 begins, three new food-related laws take effect in California. All three aim to improve how our food system functions. Senate Bill 1383, which aims to expand composting, will have the most significant impact on the lives of everyday Californians. #1: SB 1383-CalRecyle The law, passed in 2016, took

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Meet the Advocates – Tina!

Let us introduce you to Tina Loyola-Cabral! Tina is the dining-room manager for Loaves and Fishes soup kitchen in Antioch, Contra Costa County. She has been involved with the Food Bank of Contra Costa and Solano for the past three years after graduating from the 2018 Speaker Series. We sat

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