The Food Bank of Contra Costa and Solano received a big boost in its never-ending request to feed the hungry thanks to the 4th Annual Valero Sporting Clay Invitational, presented by the Benicia refinery.
The event raised over $70,000 this year, bringing our four-year total to more than a quarter of a million dollars,” said Refinery Controller and event co-chair David Le.
“It takes a huge effort and dozens of Valero Volunteers to make this successful,” said Le. The tournament was held at the Birds Landing facility in Solano County.
Thirty-four teams of four competed for prizes and bragging rights while raising money and awareness for the Food Bank, which just celebrated its 40th year of operation.
Le added, “Because of their network of food producers, donors and distribution systems, every dollar donated to the Food Bank provides two meals to people in need.”
Statistics show that one in eight people within Contra Costa and Solano counties seek assistance from the Food Bank for emergency and supplemental food.