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Hunger Action Month Spotlight on CalFresh

What is CalFresh? CalFresh is a federal nutrition assistance program that serves as one of the most important safeguards against hunger in America.  Low-income households that qualify for CalFresh receive monthly electronic benefits that can be used to purchase groceries at most grocery stores, farmers’ markets, and food retailers. Why is the Food Bank involved?… 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 »

Fruits, Vegetables More Than Luxury

Originally posted in the Vacaville Reporter: The Food Bank of Contra Costa and Solano believes that it’s good to think outside of the box; actually, we think outside cans and bags too. We recognize the value in packaged food. It is less complicated to transport, is convenient and has a longer shelf life. However, we… Read More »

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Food Bank Inducted Into the Advocacy Hall of Fame

The Food Bank’s New Year’s Resolution was to focus on anti-hunger advocacy in addition to continuing to provide food to 190,000 people each month. Just over half way through the year we are proud to announce that the Food Bank of Contra Costa and Solano has been inducted into Feeding America’s 2016 Advocacy Hall of… Read More »

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Big Thanks to Rancho Solano!

Thanks to the generous residents and helpful volunteers of Rancho Solano for holding their 16th Annual Food Drive, Thanksgiving in June. They collected 2,351 pounds of food for the Food Bank! We are especially appreciative for the generous donation, since food donations tend to decrease down during the summer months.

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“Kiewit CAN Build” Food Drive and Competition

From May 11th – June 15th, 2016 the Northern California Leadership Succession Program (LSP) sponsored a District-wide canned food drive and collected cash donations to benefit the Food Bank of Contra Costa and Solano. With the support of our projects and the District Office, the food drive gathered 1,473 cans of food and raised $2,412.44.… Read More »

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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 »

Food Bank in Fairfield Needs Volunteers

Originally posted in the Vacaville Reporter: The Food Bank of Contra Costa and Solano is facing a critical shortage of volunteers at our Fairfield warehouse. Though our Concord warehouse has an abundance of individuals, families and corporate groups willing to donate their time, it’s an ongoing challenge to meet the demands in our warehouse on… Read More »