The state budget is in!

The Advocacy Team at the Food Bank of Contra Costa and Solano is encouraged by another year of progress in the food security movement. On June 27th, Governor Newsom signed the 2022 Budget Act (SB/AB 178) – this Budget makes multiple investments in anti-hunger initiatives that will further the creation

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Food Bank of Contra Costa and Solano

Food Bank Closes in on Historic Match (Press Release)

Match from local foundation will provide 2 million local meals CONCORD, Calif. (May 25, 2022) – The Food Bank of Contra Costa and Solano is nearing a historic milestone, but the Bay Area non-profit needs the support of its community to cross the finish line. The Behring Global Educational Foundation

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Feeding America’s 2021 Advocacy Hall of Fame

We are honored to have again been inducted into Feeding America’s 2021 Advocacy Hall of Fame. This award honors the achievements of Feeding America network food banks who excel in advocacy and policy partnerships. The Food Bank of Contra Costa and Solano’s Advocacy Team would like to publicly thank our Community Advocacy

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Thompson visits Food Bank of Contra Costa

An Active August Recess

On the heels of monumental anti-hunger wins in the California State Budget, our Advocacy team hosted its annual August Recess meetings with Congressional representatives from our service areas. Congressman Garamendi and Congressman McGovern (Massachusetts) flew out from DC to visit California, and we are honored that our Fairfield warehouse was

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Celebrating Wins for Fight Against Hunger in CA State Budget!

Thanks to the power of our collective advocacy, policy partnerships and drive to end hunger, we are witnessing historic investments in the state’s food bank system, food assistance programs, and the Food Bank of Contra Costa and Solano. Not only are the investments themselves substantial, this funding further expresses the values

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Food Bank enters Advocacy Hall of Fame

We are honored to have recently been inducted into Feeding America’s 2020 Advocacy Hall of Fame. As stated by Feeding America, the Advocacy Hall of Fame is a year-long contest that challenges Feeding America network members to complete a set of advocacy tasks before the end of the year. Members

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Breaking Down the Proposed Changes to CalFresh/SNAP 

If you’ve turned on the news lately, you’ve probably heard about cuts to SNAP (knowns as CalFresh in California, or “food stamps”). We’ve broken things down to help you better understand recent legislation and their implications on hunger and the Food Bank. Changes made at the federal level hurt the

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Get the Facts About Public Charge (English/Español)

WHAT is Public Charge and why is it a hot topic right now? Public Charge has been an aspect of US Immigration Law for over 100 years and is part of what allows immigration officials to determine who is granted visas, green cards, and citizenship. An announced change to Public

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