Scouts show their commitment to fighting hunger

A week after leaving door hangers to remind people of the upcoming Scouting for Food, local Cub Scout Calvin Burt and his den returned to the same Pleasant Hill neighborhoods to pick up donated food on November 17th. This was Calvin’s 4th year participating in this annual event and like

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7 Ways to help during the holidays!

There are places to go, people to see and things to do in the busy month of December…why not fight hunger along the way? Here are 7 ways you can help during the holidays. PLACES TO GO 1. Grocery Shopping: Whole Foods Markets and Whole Foods 365 customers will have

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Change lives one kind act at a time

In the midst of elections and the fast-approaching holiday season, we encourage our supporters to step back, take a deep breath and remember you have the power to help create the kind of community you want to live in. You can change lives–one kind act at a time. This season,

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Featured Partner: Loaves and Fishes Contra Costa

It’s no easy task distributing 22 MILLION pounds of food a year, which is why we have developed partnerships with 180 nonprofit organizations serving our community. One such agency partner is Loaves and Fishes of Contra Costa. We have been collaborating with Loaves and Fishes since they opened up their

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When Two Incomes Aren’t Enough: Meet the Medinas

Sometimes two full-time jobs aren’t enough to support a family in the Bay Area. Jorge and Silvia Medina of Richmond work hard to provide for their young boys. However, their combined incomes don’t cover all of their basic expenses. Jorge recently switched to the night shift at the high-end restaurant he

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Shamrock Smoothie: It doesn’t taste green!

No shamrocks were actually harmed in the making of this smoothie…but it does make the perfect drink for March to celebrate both National Nutrition Month and St. Patty’s Day! Consisting of only 4 whole-food ingredients, this smoothie is easy, delicious and packed with vitamins and minerals.  It’s also a good way to

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You help us purchase healthy food

The decisions you make while buying food for your family are the same ones our Purchasing Manager, Veronica, makes on behalf of the people served by the Food Bank. Like most of us, she too has to balance cost and convenience with nutrition and taste.    Veronica purchases about 10% of the total

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Neighbors step up as donations slow down

Springtime is a typically slower time of year for food donations. We are looking for individuals or groups willing to coordinate a neighborhood food drive to encourage giving. It’s both meaningful and easy to do.   Simply pick up paper bags from the Food Bank and create a flyer to

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Couple uses wedding registry to fight hunger

Jyoti and Sundar first communicated online on Valentine’s Day 2017 via a dating app. Two weeks later, after having spent some time talking on the phone, they went on their first date. As they describe it, “In the weeks and months that followed, those initial sparks of curiosity, attraction &

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North Bay fire relief is still a priority

Our friends at the Napa Valley Food Bank are not only contending with the aftermath of the North Bay fires, but they also suffered the unexpected passing of a key operations staff member (prior to the fires). We have been able to lend a hand so they can continue to

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