CONCORD, JULY 23, 2019 — The Food Bank of Contra Costa and Solano and our partner agencies are a community-based network that provides food to people in need, no matter what their legal status. Working with our partner agencies, government organizations and the philanthropic community, we make food available to people
CONCORD, September 23, 2018 — The Food Bank of Contra Costa and Solano strongly opposes the proposed public charge rule announced this weekend by the Department of Homeland Security. This proposal would make it extremely difficult for many immigrants to come to the U.S. or receive green cards if they are determined likely
Immediately after the North Bay Area fires started, the Food Bank activated its coordinated disaster relief plan with food banks in the Bay Area. The strength of our partnerships allowed us to immediately mobilize, providing affected food banks with truckloads of donated food, staff support, media outreach assistance, and other resources.
Food assistance needed without fear As part of the response plan for Hurricane Harvey, the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement Department (ICE) and U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) published a joint press release encouraging community members to seek emergency assistance without the fear of immigration action. The statement clarified
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. ACCOMPLISHMENTS We met our revenue goals thanks to generous community support. Fresh produce now accounts for a record-high 58%
In response to current uncertainty about possible changes to assistance programs, the Food Bank of Contra Costa and Solano’s Executive Director has released a public statement on the Food Bank’s commitment to provide food to anyone in need of assistance – regardless of their immigrant status. Read the full letter
Originally posted on the Vacaville Reporter: “But what can I do?” When the world’s problems seem to be overwhelming, that’s the first question many of us ask ourselves. The answer is GET INVOLVED. There are countless worthwhile organizations that are looking for people who are willing to help others in