It’s important to us to be transparent with our valued supporters. The 2016-2017 fiscal year recently came to a close and the numbers are in. Here’s a brief breakdown of what those figures mean.
- We met our revenue goals thanks to generous community support.
- Fresh produce now accounts for a record-high 58% of the total pounds of food distributed.
- Food donations from food drives increased by 20% from 2015-2016.
- Community Produce Program on track to add new sites and increase distributions to seven days a week this quarter.
- New partnerships with healthcare professionals are allowing us to nourish even more people in need.
CHALLENGES MOVING FORWARD
- Over 100,000 individuals in Contra Costa and Solano counties rely on CalFresh to put food on the table. The current proposed massive cuts to this federal program would increase hunger to a level that the Food Bank simply couldn’t mitigate.
- We continue to have a shortage of volunteers in Fairfield; 68% of shifts go unfilled. Though this is an improvement
from 76% unfulfilled last year, the need is still dire.
What you can do to help
DONATE – 96 cents of of every $1.00
donated goes towards food programs.
VOLUNTEER – Sign up to volunteer by visiting foodbankccs.org/volunteerfairfield.
ADVOCATE – Please help local food banks today by sending a letter to your elected officials calling on them to protect and strengthen this vital anti-hunger program. foodbankccs.org/advocate