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
Virtual fundraising has become our main priority thanks to the ease and effectiveness of online giving during socially-distanced times. However, we ARE still accepting traditional food drive donations and here’s why. Traditional food drives are a good way to get kids involved. Traditional food drives serve as a great way
When many of us think about the holidays, we envision feasts, family and fun times! However, for the 270,000 of our neighbors grappling with hunger, the oncoming holidays deliver a much different mood. Fortunately, there are simple ways each of us—including kids—can lift up members of our community who are
Dear Food Bank Friend, How are you holding up? We’re only about a week and a half into our mandated shelter in place, and we know that many people–including seniors living alone and working parents having to unexpectedly home-school their children–are feeling the stress of being confined. And understandably, many
Did you know that 1 in 8 members of our community turns to the Food Bank of Contra Costa and Solano each month? The Food Bank supports neighbors from all walks of life and in all corners of our community. Emergency food assistance is essential, but it isn’t enough. The
Hosting a food or fund drive is easier than you think! With these tips you will be on your way to helping provide food to your neighbors in need all year long. Set a goal– Decide how many pounds of food or dollars you will raise by a specific date.
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 Bank provides assistance to communities impacted by North Bay fires As devastating fires continue to burn throughout the North Bay, community members, local nonprofits, and government leaders have responded quickly to calls for assistance. The Food Bank of Contra Costa and Solano stands with all those impacted by this