The art of giving

Richmond’s Lifelong William Jenkins Health Center is one of our nonprofit partners and a recent recipient of a Food Bank agency enhancement grant. Read this heartfelt letter from Alma, their pantry manager, to learn about the impact you make when you support the Food Bank: Thank you so much for the enhancement grant

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The “Yes, you CAN!” Summer Challenge is here!

We were recently inspired by a story about a quick-thinking mom who turned trips to the store with her two young children into a chance to give back. After repeatedly saying “no” to their requests (for seemingly everything in sight), she said “yes”—but there was a catch. She tasked them

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Why CalFresh Matters

Food Bank Senior Calfresh Outreach Coordinator Robert Gama will never forget the woman who gave him a grateful hug in the Food Bank lobby after he helped her sign up for CalFresh benefits. Robert, who has been helping people navigate the CalFresh application process for six years, recalls the memory:

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Meet our new Communications Director

We are excited to introduce our new Communications Director, Diana Brennan, who joined the Food Bank family in February. Diana brings with her more than 20 years of experience in communications and marketing at Sonoma Raceway, so it makes sense that she’s done an amazing job at “getting up to

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5 ways to a happier 2021

Need a mental health boost? We get it! A lot of things feel out of our control, but there are things you can do to feel engaged and connected to one another–while remaining safe! Here are five ways to make 2021 a happier year for you AND the people who

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The impact of your kindness

What does a single mom of five children,  a man being treated for blood cancer and a college student in his 50’s all have in common? They are among the 270,000 of our neighbors you have been nourishing through this pandemic.  The single mom? She recently shared with us, “This

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Where there is a will, there is a way…

Some could argue our “new normal” for our this COVID-19 society can best be described as “indefinite uncertainty” and frankly, adjusting to this is really hard. As difficult as life is right now for almost everyone, we can’t forget there are thousands of people locally who are struggling just to

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45 Years of Service and Partnership

This summer marks the Food Bank’s 45th anniversary and together—as a community—we have certainly been through a lot: eight presidents, six recessions, the Loma Prieta earthquake, devastating fires and now a global pandemic!  Understandably, when disasters strike we are often asked if the Food Bank is going to run out

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This is why we turn to you

We reached out and you stepped up! With your support, we’ve been able to add weekly drive-thru distributions as part of our COVID-19 response. We recently met Cheralyn at one of these pop-up events and based on what she shared with us, it sounds like she also knows a thing

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Frontline Q&A – Program Updates from Staff

As our COVID-19 response continues, we took a few moments to check in with staff members who manage and coordinate some of our various food programs. They interact with our neighbors of our community who need our services and witness firsthand the impact your generosity makes. Read interviews from some

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Frontline Q&A – Produce Programs

Nick Clark – Community Produce Program Administrator What are clients saying? People are sincerely grateful for the produce they get through the Community Produce Program. We have seen more need, and we are working hard to meet it. There is so much gratitude; I hear “thank you” a hundred times

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Donate a car. Feed your neighbors.

Right now you can donate your vehicle and the proceeds will be used to provide food for the Food Bank of Contra Costa and Solano. Cars 2nd Chance accepts car and vehicle donations of ALL types and they will pick up your vehicle at no charge. Let them get it

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