Two women volunteer with the Food Bank.

5 ways to make it a kinder summer

School’s out and the relaxing, sunny days of summer are here. But hunger doesn’t end when vacation begins. In fact, the summer months are typically a time of increased need for families with kids, as the breakfast and lunch many children rely on at school are no longer readily available,

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10 Resolutions for a Nourishing New Year

This year, instead of making a list of daunting new year’s resolutions, how about pursuing nourishing resolutions – simple, attainable goals that promote generosity and the joy of giving back to our community? They will make a big impact on our neighbors in need.  Here are 10 suggestions that will

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Hunger action heroes assemble!

September is Hunger Action Month, a time to come together and take a stand against hunger.  In Contra Costa and Solano counties, we serve over 270,000 neighbors in need. That’s 1 out of 6 community members! With food inflation hitting many who can least afford it, this year it’s critically

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Jill Steele

Jill Steele Appointed Food Bank Board Chair

Our mission is driven by so many hunger fighters – our staff, our partners, our supporters and donors, our legislative advocates, and, of course, our Board of Directors. This is why we’re so excited to announce that Jill Steele is our incoming Board Chair. Prior to being appointed Board Chair,

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It’s wildfire season, and we’re on standby

Helping neighbors through disaster

Inflation is currently fueling a rise in food insecurity, but for some unknowing neighbors, their challenge to access and afford food will start—or be exacerbated by—a wildfire or earthquake. As Feeding America’s West Coast hub for disaster response, we are doing everything we can to be there for survivors when

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Cowboy Caviar Recipe

You know summer is coming when the Food Bank is offering ears of corn at Community Produce Program Plus sites! As incredible tasting fresh corn is on its own, it also can be used to make “Cowboy Caviar.” The simple, flexible and nutritious recipe from Budget Bytes can be the

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We reached our most ambitious goal yet!

You did it! You helped us raise enough money for two <dramatic pause> million <dramatic pause> meals—as part of our biggest match ever! Take a second and let that sink in. Your generosity will provide several days’ worth of food for each of the 270,000 people served by the Food Bank every month.Of course, the 2 Million

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4-step “Ta-da slaw”

Carrots, onions and cabbage, found at many of our food distributions, are the base for this delicious all-purpose slaw. This easy-to-make side dish adds a tangy crunch to burgers, fish and tacos—just about anything! And to boot, cabbage has anti-inflammatory properties, is good for heart and digestion health, and packs

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Family shopping, can CalFresh help you?

Why CalFresh Matters

The fight to end hunger is a multi-dimensional battle that requires a variety of tools. While direct food distribution may be the most visible piece of the Food Bank’s proverbial arsenal, we also work every day to connect people with state and federal programs that empower them to meet their

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Family shopping for food, CalFresh

Can CalFresh Help You?

Each year millions of allocated funds go unused because people who qualify for CalFresh don’t apply to receive their benefits. Misperceptions and outdated or incorrect information are often the barriers between many people and the assistance available to them. We chatted with the Food Bank’s CalFresh team to dispel the

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