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Newly released White House Report outlines strategy to end hunger and increase opportunity  

President Obama’s Advisory Council for Faith-based and Neighborhood Partnerships released a report last week that provides recommendations to the incoming President on combatting economic inequality in America. This report, Strengthening Efforts to Increase Opportunity and End Poverty, argues that we must go beyond service provision to address past and present systems of structural racism and… Read More »

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 »

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Over 400 attendees fill Concord warehouse for Volunteer Recognition Lunch

On Sunday, October 30th, the Food Bank hosted well over 250 volunteers for a Volunteer Recognition Lunch at our Concord warehouse to celebrate their contributions towards ending hunger. This past year, our wonderful volunteers donated over 96,000 hours of their time in a myriad of ways! Sharon Zeppegno, Volunteer Services Manager, described it as the… Read More »

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Meet our Newest Year-Round Food Drive Partners in Solano County

Thanks to Fairfield Subaru at 2525 Martin Road in Fairfield and Fairfield Chevrolet at 2501 Martin Road in Fairfield for their commitment to fighting hunger in our community. Each dealership is now hosting a Food Bank donation barrel. When your car needs to be serviced or when it’s time to go car shopping, consider visiting these… 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 »

Valero Sporting Clay Event Raises $70k for Food Bank

The Food Bank of Contra Costa and Solano received a big boost in its never-ending request to feed the hungry thanks to the 4th Annual Valero Sporting Clay Invitational, presented by the Benicia refinery. The event raised over $70,000 this year, bringing our four-year total to more than a quarter of a million dollars,” said Refinery… Read More »

Is There Room for Food In College Students’ Back-To-School Budgets?

About 1 in 5 students within both the UC and CSU higher education systems miss or reduce meals because they can’t afford enough food, according to two separate studies released this year. Hunger at California community colleges has not been comprehensively researched, but preliminary studies suggest that students at these campuses experience comparable if not… Read More »

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Uncorked: Great Temps, Treats, and Tunes

Thanks to everyone who spent a wonderful afternoon with us at the 3rd annual Uncorked at G V Cellars in Fairfield on August 7th. Guests enjoyed live music by Running with Scissorz, delicious food from Magpies and cupcakes from Just a Simple Cupcake, along with great G V Cellars wine.  The beautiful view of the winery… Read More »

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Food Bank Honored as Nonprofit of the Year

On Wednesday, June 22, 2016, the Food Bank of Contra Costa and Solano was honored as the Nonprofit of the Year within the 4th Assembly District at the State Capitol in Sacramento. The Food Bank was recognized by Assemblymember Bill Dodd for being an exceptional nonprofit organization within his six-county district. The Food Bank’s Executive… 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 »