Category: Events

Refinery Run assists Food Bank for 15 years

For 15 years, some of the Bay Area refineries including Tesoro Martinez Refinery, Shell Martinez Refinery, Valero Benicia Refinery and Phillips 66 Rodeo Refinery & Carbon Plant have come together to raise awareness and money for the Food Bank of Contra Costa and Solano with their annual Refinery Run event.  In September employees, contract employees… Read More »

Empty Bowls event fills hearts…and bellies

Guest Post by Leslie Mladinich, Ambassador for Food Bank of Contra Costa and Solano: Ten gallons of soup at the Food Bank’s Empty Bowls event in Fairfield and Concord filled hand-sculpted, artisan craft bowls of local hunger fighters attending this important fundraiser– the meal and bowl a sober reminder that 1 in 8 of our… Read More »

Empty Bowls serves up a better understanding of local hunger

Friends and family recently came together to attend the Food Bank’s 8th Annual Empty Bowls events in Concord and Fairfield. Thanks to the over 200 guests who came to enjoy tasty soups and left with beautiful keepsake hand-crafted bowls. Many were lucky enough to also leave with raffle prizes. All attendees walked away with the… Read More »

Larry Sly: Empty Bowls Events Are Upcoming

Originally posted in The Reporter: People often think about our neighbors living with hunger as the holidays approach. With the help of the media, there is a more collective consciousness about the subject. The reality is that hunger is an issue 365 days a year and because of that, the Food Bank of Contra Costa… Read More »


The 25th Annual Food From the Bar Fund Drive Raises over $50K!

This year 38 law offices in Contra Costa County, representing almost 700 employees, recently raised more than $55,000 and 224 pounds of food! The Food Bank sincerely thanks the local legal community and our generous sponsors for fighting hunger! Winners of the 2016 Food From the Bar Competition: 1 – 5 Employees: Law Offices of… Read More »

Success at 24th Annual Food From the Bar

In May, the Contra Costa County Bar Association held its 24th annual Food From the Bar fundraiser for the Food Bank of Contra Costa and Solano. Local lawyers and law firms went on a two-week fundraising blitz by 34 large and small law offices in the county, whose 700+ employees helped raise more than $51,350 and over… Read More »

Honoring 40 years of nourishing our community

The Food Bank of Contra Costa and Solano celebrated a significant milestone in May with our first annual Nourish gala honoring our 40th anniversary.  The evening was a true retrospective because Linda Locke, the founder of the organization, was able to attend.  The evening also represented our future by bringing together those who make our… Read More »

Celebrating 40 Years Of Service To The Community

Originally posted on the Vacaville Reporter: The Food Bank of Contra Costa and Solano appreciates the many relationships that we have with the community. We depend on these alliances to help us achieve our mission. The Food Bank relies on the individuals and organizations that donate food, so we can get it to those who… Read More »

Food Bank To Hold Black-Tie Optional Fundraiser

Originally posted on the Vacaville Reporter: The year was 1975. Gasoline cost $0.44 a gallon. The average cost of a home was $40,000. You could get a brand new car for $4,000. Even back then, although those prices seem like a bargain today, not everyone had enough food to get by. This is why the… Read More »

Letter Carriers To Help Local Food Bank This Saturday

Originally posted on the Vacaville Reporter: On Saturday, the Food Bank of Contra Costa and Solano will participate in the Letter Carriers’ Food Drive, the biggest one-day food drive in the nation. This will be the 23rd year that the letter carriers have organized this successful event that provides residents an easy way to donate… Read More »

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Local high schools compete to end hunger at the Solano Town Center

The Solano Town Center celebrated the success of its first annual canned food drive as six participating high schools throughout the area raised 6,801 pounds of food for the Food Bank of Contra and Solano. Students from Fairfield High School, Rodriguez High School, Public Safety Academy, Sem Yeto Satellite, Matt Garcia Learning Center, and Armijo High… Read More »