Neighborhood Food Project

The Food Project is a revolutionary new way to collect food: It’s a donor drive, not a food drive.

Instead of asking for one-time contributions of food, our volunteers (Neighborhood Coordinators) enlist their neighbors to become long-term Food Donors.

What We Do

Neighbors give a bag of food every two months. It’s incredibly easy, because we supply the bag, and we pick up the food! This provides the Food Bank of Contra Costa & Solano with a steady, year-round supply of food, and provides Donors with the ongoing satisfaction of making a real difference. People also get to know their neighbors, which builds a powerful sense of community. So everyone wins.

What’s the result?

Our system really works! In Southern Oregon’s Jackson County, where the program originated, they currently bring in about 300,000 pounds of food a year…one bag at a time!

We need your help with the growing Food Project in Contra Costa and Solano counties.

The Contra Costa & Solano Food Project is a grassroots group. That means it depends entirely on people like you. Whether you donate food, collect it, participate in making policy decisions, or help out in some other way, you are what makes this program work. The Food Project needs you!

Food Donors


Want to be a Food Donor?

We’ll bring you a reusable green bag. Put food in it, and we’ll pick it up. It’s that easy!

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Neighborhood Coordinators


Want to be a Neighborhood Coordinator?

Get a group of neighbors to be Food Donors, and pick up their food every two months.

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For more information on Food Drives, please contact Joan Tomasini at   or call 925-676-7543 ext. 208.