Sharing ‘Hungry’ story with students

Originally posted in the Vacaville Reporter: The United States sadly has the second highest percentage of childhood poverty amongst the top 35 industrialized countries. Nearly 15 million children in our country live in poverty, which breaks down to about one in five children not having their basic needs met. We all realize that children are… Read More »

September is Hunger Action Month

September is Hunger Action Month. Hunger IS real. Many people associate hunger with developing countries, but it’s a domestic problem as well. It’s not just in the big metropolitan cities either. It’s in our own suburban backyards. In fact, over 190,000 people turn to the Food Bank of Contra Costa and Solano a MONTH for… Read More »

Fruits, Vegetables More Than Luxury

Originally posted in the Vacaville Reporter: The Food Bank of Contra Costa and Solano believes that it’s good to think outside of the box; actually, we think outside cans and bags too. We recognize the value in packaged food. It is less complicated to transport, is convenient and has a longer shelf life. However, we… Read More »

Food Bank in Fairfield Needs Volunteers

Originally posted in the Vacaville Reporter: The Food Bank of Contra Costa and Solano is facing a critical shortage of volunteers at our Fairfield warehouse. Though our Concord warehouse has an abundance of individuals, families and corporate groups willing to donate their time, it’s an ongoing challenge to meet the demands in our warehouse on… Read More »

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Nourish Gala Puts Fun in Fundraising

Originally posted in the Vacaville Reporter: I am constantly in awe of the generosity that the community shows the Food Bank of Contra Costa and Solano. Along with donating food and volunteering their time, many also provide financial support because they know that we keep our administrative and fund development costs at 4 percent and understand… Read More »

Food Bank, Nonprofits Partner to Serve More in Need

Originally posted on the Vacaville Reporter: The partnerships the Food Bank of Contra Costa and Solano has fostered with other agencies allow us to reach more people in need. The mission that guides the Food Bank is “leading the fight to end hunger, in partnership with our community and in service of our neighbors in… Read More »

Food Bank Has Programs For Children

Originally posted on the Vacaville Reporter: An astonishing one out of five children within our community is food-insecure. Child hunger doesn’t just affect children. It affects parents and our society as a whole. When children grow up with chronic hunger, we know that they experience significant physiological damage because their growing bodies don’t get the… Read More »

Continuing to Help Seniors In Need

Originally posted in The Vacaville Reporter: Working at the Food Bank of Contra Costa and Solano for all of these years has taught me that many of our senior citizens are food-insecure because they struggle financially. Thirty years ago we started our Senior Food Program, to help this often-vulnerable segment of our population. Our goal… Read More »

Food Bank Debuts Harvest to Home Program

Originally posted on the Vacaville Reporter: We at the Food Bank of Contra Costa and Solano are excited to start 2016 by announcing a new program. Harvest to Home started as a pilot program and has now officially become our eighth direct distribution program. Like our other endeavors, it was created out of an unfulfilled… Read More »

Giving Tuesday Encourages Helping the Needy

Originally posted on the Vacaville Reporter: Black Friday. Small Business Saturday. Cyber Monday. Perhaps you have heard of these? Well, I’m hoping that you know about Giving Tuesday as well. Giving Tuesday is the global day of giving, taking place the Tuesday after Thanksgiving. After you’ve shopped until you’ve dropped, Giving Tuesday encourages each and… Read More »

The Food Bank Gives Thanks for the Support

Originally posted on The Vacaville Reporter: The holidays are a time of reflection, a time to express gratitude for all that we have. Unfortunately, many people don’t have all of their basic needs met, including sufficient access to food. In this season of gratitude, I’d like to give thanks for all the wonderful things people in… Read More »

We are Holding One of Our Favorite Events This Weekend

The Food Bank of Contra Costa and Solano will be holding our 5th annual Empty Bowls event this weekend, October 10th & 11th. We invite you to come and learn more about the issue of food insecurity in our community and what the Food Bank does to combat it.  At this casual and family-friendly affair,… Read More »