Host a Food Drive
We make it easy for you to collect food for your neighbors in need! We can provide you with our famous food drive barrels, or smaller-sized boxes, and we will even supply you with flyers to distribute. All you need to do is spread the word and encourage others to donate. When the drive is over, give us a call and we will pick up the donated food. Click here for more information on hosting a food drive.
Gifts from the Garden
Whether you bought too many veggies at the store or had a large crop in your garden, extra produce can make a difference to your neighbors in need.
For larger amounts, bring fresh produce to our Concord or Fairfield warehouse. Please do not put fresh produce in food collection barrels around town.
For smaller amounts, please take your donation directly to a Food Bank partner agency. Call our main line at 1.855.309.FOOD for a referral to the pantry closest to you and their operating hours.
Contact a local gleaning program to help with your large harvest.
Gleaners in Contra Costa County: www.theurbanfarmers.org
Drop Off Food
You can drop off food donations year round at either of our warehouse locations. We will weigh your donation and can provide you with a receipt on site.
Food Donation Hours:
Concord Warehouse – 4010 Nelson Avenue, Concord, CA 94520
Monday – Thursday: 7:00am – 7:00pm
Friday: 8:00am – 3:00pm
Saturday – Sunday: 8:00am – 3:30pm
Fairfield Warehouse – 2339 Courage Drive-Suite F, Fairfield, CA 94533
Saturdays: By appointment
You can also donate food at one of the many community food drives happening near you.
Food Industry Donors
The Food Bank of Contra Costa and Solano relies on the generous support of manufacturers, wholesalers, distributors, retailers and growers within the food industry to supplement programing that reaches hungry community members.
Working with your local food bank can benefit your business by:
- Reducing storage, waste and disposal expenses
- Providing protection from liability associated with food donated in good faith
- Potentially creating new tax credits and deductions
- Increasing your company’s brand awareness
- Assuring your donations are being processed using national food safety standards
We welcome surplus and cosmetically-challenged food that is still perfectly edible and safe to consumer, whether it’s a few boxes or multiple truckloads. We are capable of accepting bulk quantities of dry shelf-stable food as well as refrigerated, frozen, and perishable food. In many instances, we can pick up the donated items.
If you’re interested in making a donation, please contact Karen Collins, Food Resource Developer, at 925-408-4459 or [email protected].
If you have questions or need more information, please contact the Food Bank of Contra Costa and Solano at