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 »


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 »

Rancho Solano

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.

LSP Members

“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 »


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 »

New State Budget Tackles Hunger

The State Budget is more than an estimate of California’s annual revenues and expenses; it is an expression of our collective values and priorities. The expansion of anti-hunger investments in the 2016-17 State Budget, which Governor Brown signed into law on Monday, June 27, 2016, reflects a strengthened commitment to end hunger in California. In… 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 »


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 »

Letter Carriers Help Stamp Out Hunger

Originally posted in the Vacaville Reporter: The 24th annual Letter Carriers’ Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive will be taking place on Saturday, May 14. The Food Bank of Contra Costa and Solano is busy preparing for this largest one-day national food drive of the year. Be on the lookout for a postcard in your mailbox… Read More »