In the News

Story of Senior Sickened by Dog Food Raises Awareness About Hunger
The Richmond Standard
September 28, 2016 

Senior Services
by Serena Enger/Daily Republic
July 16, 2016

Food Bank Of Contra Costa And Solano Counties Celebrates 40 Years Of Nourishment
CBS SF Bay Area| KPIX 5
May 18, 2016

Proposed Budget Cuts Threaten Nutrition Assistance
by Carly Finkle/The Vacaville Reporter
April 3, 2016

Solano Foundation Hopes to Raise $1M in Single Day
by Todd R. Hansen/Daily Republic
March 16, 2016

Solano County Employees Cheered For Food Bank Effort
by Daily Republic Staff
March 10, 2016

New Program Gives More Needy Families Access to Fresh Produce
by Kimberly K. Fu/The Vacaville Reporter
February 8, 2016

Rep. McNerney Seeks to Improve Federal Contract Oversight and Address Food Waste
by East County Today
January 29, 2016

Food Bank Adds Service to Help Low-Income Vallejoans
by Richard Freedman/Vallejo Times-Herald
January 29, 2016

The Food Bank’s Resolution: Anti-Hunger Advocacy
by Carly Finkle/The Vacaville Reporter
January 4, 2016

John Muir Health Donates $25K to Food Bank of Contra Costa and Solano
by Susan Hiland/The Daily Republic
December 26, 2015

VIDEO: (Larry Sly) Local Man Grows Food Bank to Serve Needy in Contra Costa, Solano Counties
ABC7 News
December 23, 2015

VIDEO : KPIX CBS 5 San Francisco On Air Presentation with PG&E
December 23, 2015

VIDEO: KPIX CBS 5 San Francisco On-Air Presentation with Western State Petroleum Association
December 23, 2015

VIDEO: KPIX CBS 5 San Francisco On-Air Presentation with Kaiser Permanente
December 21, 2015

VIDEO: KPIX CBS 5 San Francisco On-Air Presentation with Ameriprise Financial
December 17, 2015

VIDEO: KPIX CBS 5 San Francisco On-Air Presentation with Kimley-Horn
December 15, 2015

VIDEO: KPIX CBS 5 San Francisco On-Air Presentation with Tesoro
December 11, 2015

VIDEO: KPIX CBS 5 San Francisco On-Air Presentation with CSAA Insurance Group, a AAA Insurer
December 10, 2015

VIDEO: KPIX CBS 5 San Francisco On-Air Presentation with Scout Pack 645
December 9, 2015

VIDEO: KPIX 5 CBS San Francisco On-Air Presentation with Pacific Services Credit Union
December 7, 2015

Giving Tree: Vaca Food Pantries Fill More Than Empty Bellies
by Richard Bammer/The Vacaville Reporter
November 27, 2015

ABC7, Disney Donates $15K To Food Bank of Contra Costa & Solano Counties in Concord
ABC7 News
View video footage
November 5, 2015

Local Nonprofits Get High Ratings
by Faith Barnidge/The Vacaville Reporter
September 9, 2015

Food Bank Celebrates 40 Years
by Rachel Braver & published by Elena Hutslar/Community Focus
September 2, 2015

Woman Party In-kindness to Benefit Others
by Caterina Mellinger/Contra Costa Times
September 1, 2015

Blackhawk Homeowners Association bestows Outstanding Citizen award
by Georgia Lambert/Contra Costa Times
August 25, 2015

Free Stuff at “Savings The Souls” Outreach
by Richard Freedman/Times-Herald
August 21, 2015

Sold-Out Author Event Spreads Excitement for Rotary Regatta, Scheduled Aug. 22
by Lou Fancher/Lamorinda Weekly
July 29, 2015

With CalFresh Resources Available, Contra Costa Families Shouldn’t Go Hungry
by Tom Barnidge/Contra Costa Times
July 11, 2015

Food Bank of Contra Costa and Solano Celebrates 40 Years of Nourishment
by Roberta Gonzales/CBS SF Bay Area
May 18, 2015

Rotary Recognizes Four Volunteers as Unsung Heros
by Monica Lander/Contra Costa Times
April 21, 2015

Family Food Sort Teaches Volunteerism
The Vacaville Reporter
April 15, 2015

Vallejo Crop Walk Against Hunger April 25
by Rachel Raskin-Zrihen/Times-Herald News
April 13, 2015

Food Bank Creates New Volunteer Opportunity for Kids
by Amy Maginnis-Honey/The Daily Republic
April 10, 2015

Food Bank Gala at Levi’s Stadium Scores Against Hunger
by Diane Andrews/The Santa Clara Weekly
March 11, 2015

County Food Fight a Success for Food Bank
by Melissa Murphy/The Reporter, Vacaville
March 9, 2015

Food Bank To Benefit From Taste Of Champions Event
by Susan Hiland/Daily Republic
February 23, 2015

Big Ticket
by Sal Pizarro/San Jose Mercury News
February 23, 2015

Taste of Champions: Food Bank of Contra Costa and Solano Fundraiser Set at Levi’s
by Susan C. Schena/Benicia Patch
February 22, 2015

Donation Supports Produce Distribution
by Faith Barnidge/Contra Costa Times
January 6, 2015

John Muir Health Makes $25K Donation to Local Food Bank
by Susan C. Schena/The Walnut Creek Patch
December 23, 2014

Giving Spirit Unites St. Mary’s, Vacaville Firefighters
by Richard Bammer/The Reporter, Vacaville
December 20, 2014

Season of Sharing Helps Bay Area Food Banks Sustain Those In Need
by Jonathan Kauffman/
December 18, 2014

December 18, 2014:
KPIX 5 CBS San Francisco on-air presentation with Rotary Clubs of Diablo Valley

December 24, 2014:
KPIX 5 CBS San Francisco on-air presentation with Diablo Valley Montessori School

December 16, 2014:
KPIX 5 CBS San Francisco on-air presentation with CSAA Insurance Group

December 23, 2014:
KPIX 5 CBS San Francisco on-air presentation with John Muir Health

Around Danville: Food Drive Nets Bounty, $27,260
by Georgia Lambert/Contra Costa Times
December 16, 2014

Contra Costa Food Banks, Churches, Offer Help For The Holidays
by Trine Gallegos/Contra Costa Times
December 16, 2014

Grateful For Food Drives During The Holidays
by Larry Sly/The Reporter, Vacaville
December 15, 2014

Annual Giving Tree Needs Your Support

by Robin Miller/The Reporter, Vacaville
December 13, 2014

KPIX 5 CBS San Francisco On-Air Presentation
with Forma Gym
December 12, 2014

KPIX 5 CBS San Francisco On-Air Presentation
with Pick-N-Pull
December 10, 2014

KPIX 5 CBS San Francisco On-Air Presentation
with Chevron
December 8, 2014

St. Patrick-St. Vincent Student Body Donates Two Tons Of Food
by John Glidden/Times-Herald
November 26, 2014

Helping The Hungry in Contra Costa County/Radio Free Richmond
November 24, 2014

ABC7, Disney Donates $15,000 to Food Bank of Contra Costa and Solano/ABC7 News
November 18, 2014

Big-Rig Stuffed with Turkeys Crashes; Birds Now Headed to Feed Hungry this Thanksgiving
by David DeBolt & Rick Hurd/Contra Costa Times
November 13, 2014

First Solano County Food Day Encourages Healthy Eating
by Irma Widjojo/Times-Herald
October 28, 2014

Ending Hunger Requires a Community Effort
by Larry Sly/The Reporter
September 1, 2014

Alameda County: Number Relying on Food Bank Grows
by Samantha Clark/Contra Costa Times
August 18, 2014

Library Plans ‘Paws to Help’ Event for Pets
by Roni Gehlke/Contra Costa Times
August 12, 2014

Goal Must Always Be to Eliminate Hunger
by Larry Sly/The Reporter
August 4, 2014

‘World Breastfeeding Week’ Events Planned In Contra Costa County
by Susan C. Schena/Lamorinda Patch Lamorinda Patch
July 24, 2014

Guest Commentary: Federal Glover: Teams working to make recommendations for Northern Waterfront Initiative
by Federal Glove/Contra Costa Times Contra Costa Times
July 22, 2014

Larry Sly: Annual Report Change Shows Growth of Food Bank, Local Need
by Larry Sly/The Reporter The Reporter
July 15, 2014

Larry Sly: Water Situation Affects Fresh Fruits, Vegetable Availability for Those in Need
by Larry Sly/The Reporter The Reporter
July 8, 2014

Fairfield Winery to Host Food Bank Fundraiser
by Catherine Mijs/The Reporter The Reporter
July 2, 2014

Larry Sly: People Are Willing to Help When They Understand the Need

by Larry Sly/The Reporter The Reporter
June 30, 2014

Larry Sly: Provide Incentives, But Let Them Make Their Own Decisions
by Larry Sly/The Reporter The Reporter
June 23, 2014

Larry Sly: Outreach Helps Generations Understand the Need to Help
by Larry Sly/The Reporter The Reporter
June 2, 2014

Seniors – Pet-food Programs in the Bay Area
by JWeekly
May 29, 2014

Food Bank Program Aims to Introduce Families to Volunteering
by The Reporter
May 26, 2014

Martinez Chamber Joins Forces with Food Bank
By Martinez News-Gazette
May 25, 2014

Food Bank Offers Healthy Food Choices
by Larry Sly/The Reporter The Reporter
May 19, 2014

Concord Grants Fund Projects for Homeless, Youth, Seniors
by Lisa P. White/Contra Costa Times Contra Costa Times
May 14, 2014

Larry Sly: Study Pinpoints Areas of Food Insecurity
by Larry Sly/The Reporter The Reporter
May 12, 2014

Laughter Marks Day 1 of Dixon May Fair
by Kimberly K. Fu/The Reporter Times-Herald Online
May 9, 2014

Barnidge: Contra Costa, Solano Counties’ Food Banks Feel Effects of Drought
by Tom Barnidge, Contra Costa Times Columnist, San Jose Mercury News
April 27, 2014

Local Food Providers Look Into Collaboration
by Irma Widjojo, Times-Herald Online
April 20, 2014

Vallejo Summit to Address Food Equity
by Lanz Christian Bañes, Times-Herald Online
April 2, 2014

Comfortable Retirement Becomes Far-fetched Dream for Many
by Tom Vacar, KTVU
March 18, 2014

Contra Costa Oncology Donates $5k to Local Food Bank
by Susan C Schena, Concord Patch
March 18, 2014

Food Bank Needs Helpers
By The Reporter
March 12, 2014

SCC Ceramic Bowls Made to Raise Awareness of Local Hunger
By The Times Herald Online
March 2, 2014

More ‘Working Poor’ Depend on Food Stamps
By Tom Vacar KTVU
January 28, 2014

The New Face of Food Stamps: Working-Age Americans
by Hope Yee, Associated Press
January 26, 2014

John Muir Health Makes $25,000 Donation to Local Food Bank
By Fort Mill Times
December 23, 2013

Warriors Star Stephen Curry to Campaign for Health Care Coverage at Richmond Mall
By Contra Costa Times
December 23, 2013

Food Bank Hands Out Hundreds of Hams to Feed Families Video
By Amy Hollyfield, ABC7 (KGO)
December 18, 2013

Lindsay Brand Launches Holiday Donation Campaign
By Long Island Newsday
December 9, 2013

Pinole-Hercules: WestCAT’s Stuff-a-Bus Seeks Donations in Concert with CHP Dec. 12 and Dec. 20
By Tom Lochner, Contra Costa Times
December 6, 2013

Bay Area Food Banks Need Help Ahead of Holiday
By Kevin Fagan, SF Gate
November 21, 2013

Synagogues Aim to Raise Money for Bay Area Food Banks
November 14, 2013

Contra Costa Volunteer Fruit Pickers Come to the Rescue
By Lou Fancher, Contra Costa Times
November 11, 2013

School Notes: Turkey Trot to benefit Walnut Creek schools
By Elisabeth Nardi, Contra Costa Times
October 23, 2013

Concord High School Students Repurpose Halloween To Help Local Families
By Vanessa Castañeda, Concord Patch
October 22, 2013

New Group Delivers Excess Food to Those in Need Across Contra Costa County
By Elisabeth Nardi, Contra Costa Times
October 3, 2013

76th Annual Walnut Festival
September 19, 2013

Percentage of ‘Food Insecure’ Households High, but Steady
By Sarah Rohrs, Times-Herald
September 7, 2013

Food Bank in Need of More Volunteers
By The Reporter
September 1, 2013

Volunteers keep local food bank running smoothly
By Kimberly K. Fu, The Reporter
August 15, 2013

Danville Food Bank Nursery to Open June 1
By Beth Jensen, Contra Costa Times
May 23, 2013

Growing Veggies for Good
By Jessica Lipsky, San Ramon Express
March 12, 2013

Mobile Food Pantry a Blessing for Food Bank of Contra Costa and Solano
By Kimberly K. Fu, Vacaville Reporter
February 6, 2013

NICE! John Muir Health Makes $25,000 Donation to Local Food Bank
December 21, 2012

Share the Spirit: Families Receive Gifts from Caring Holiday Helpers 
By Jennifer Modenessi, Contra Costa Times
December 20, 2012

A’s Community Fund Hard at Work for Charity
By Pete Holby, SB Nation
December 15, 2012

A’s, Oakland Zoo Team Up for Annual Holiday Party
December 14, 2012

Oakland A’s collect food items for Food Bank of Contra Costa and Solano
By Contra Costa Times
December 13, 2012

Cook, Doolittle  Help With Food Collection
By Susan Slusser, SF Gate
December 13, 2012

Can Contra Costa County Raise More Money for the Hungry Than Solano?
By Cody Kitaura, Pinole-Hercules Patch
December 13, 2012

A la Carte: Freebirds in Walnut Creek, Zachary’s in Pleasant Hill
By Jackie Burrell, Tri-Valley Times
December 12, 2012

Weekly Dish: Mangia Mi Comes to Pleasanton
By Ethan Fletcher, Diablo Magazine
December 12, 2012

Give Concord For Christmas

By Emily Henry, Concord Patch
December 11, 2012

Food Bank of Solano and Contra Costa County Receives $6,000 Donation
By The Reporter
December 7, 2012

How to Help the Homeless This Winter
By Emily Henry, Walnut Creek Patch
December 7, 2012

Blackhawk Golf Group Helps Wounded Vets
By Georgia Lambert, Tri-Valley Times
December 6, 2012

County Connection Food Drive Ends Thursday
By Jessica Lipsky, San Ramon Express
December 5, 2012

Coldwell Banker Collect Toys, Coats During Holidays
By Khalida Sarwari, San Jose Mercury News
December 3, 2012

Feeding The Hungry In Solano And Contra Costa Counties
December 3, 2012

Synagogues Out to Raise Big Money for Food Banks
November 29, 2012

Turkey Trot: 6000 Runners Hit The Road
By David Mills, Lamorinda Patch
November 22, 2012

Friendly ‘Food Fight’ Challenge Issued for Solano and Contra Costa Counties
By Melissa Murphy, Vacaville Reporter
November 20, 2012

Travis Credit Union Joins Holiday Efforts
By Vacaville Reporter
November 10, 2012

‘Scouting for Food’ Drive in Central Contra Costa County Begins Saturday
By Contra Costa Times
November 7, 2012

Collect Nutritious Nonperishable Food Now for Rossmoor Food Drive
By Maureen O’Rourke, Roosmoor News
November 7, 2012

De La Salle Sends 3,000 Boxes of Cereal to Families in Need
By Emily Henry, Concord Patch
November 5, 2012

Vallejo High, Food Bank Launch Campus Pantry
By Vacaville Reporter
November 1, 2012

Concord High Students to Trick-or-Treat for Donations to the Food Bank
By Emily Henry, Concord Patch
October 31, 2012

Farm 2 Kids Brings Free Produce to Schools
By Heather Ah San, Daily Republic
October 3, 2012

One Bank You Can Love
By 86 Degrees Magazine
September/October Issue

Lack of USDA Shipments Hurts Bay Area Food Banks
By Lanz Christian Bañes, Vallejo Times-Herald
September 28, 2012

Meet the New Neighbor: Hunger
By Emily Henry, Concord Patch
September 21, 2012

New Data Shows that Hunger Locally, Nationally Continues in Recession
By Sarah Rohrs, Vallejo Times Herald
September 11, 2012

Free Food Trucks to Areas in Need
Newsletter article – Food, Nutrition & Science from the Lempert Report
August 27, 2012

Food Bank ‘Speaks Out’ Against Hunger
Clayton Pioneer
August 13, 2012

Produce for the Hungry Gleaned from Danville Yards
By Erin Ivie, Contra Costa Times
August 2, 2012

Summit Brings Community Advocates Together
By Heather Ishimaru, ABC7 News
July 31, 2012

Food Truck Trend Reaches All
By Greta Mart, Martinez News Gazette
July 15, 2012

Study: Nearly 4 million Californians cannot afford enough food News Report Video
By Joanna Lin, California Watch
July 12, 2012

Donations for Basic Necessities — Food, Shelter, Giving Blood –Way Down in Summer
By Jennifer Shaw, Contra Costa Times
July 11, 2012

Locals Struggle to Feed Families
By Rachel Raskin-Zrihen, Times-Herald, Vallejo
July 11, 2012

Thousands More in Solano, Napa Counties Are Turning to Food Banks
By Rachel Raskin-Zrihen, Times-Herald, Solano and Napa
July 11, 2012

Strengthen, Protect Anti-Hunger Programs
Editorial By Larry Sly, Vacaville Reporter
July 8, 2012

Your Turn: Congress Cannot Allow Anti-Hunger Programs to be Cut
Editorial By: Larry Sly, Contra Costa Times
July 7, 2012 (updated 7/31/2012)