Virtual Food Drive
With a Virtual Food Drive you can donate nutritious food without lifting a can! In just a few clicks, you can create a custom donation page. Incorporate your Virtual Food Drive with an upcoming celebration or start a friendly office competition.
With the support of your friends and family, the money you raise will provide food to the 1 in 9 local residents that turn to the Food Bank for help.
Traditional Food Drive
With Traditional Food Drives, you are able to easily visualize the impact you are making. In addition, they provide a nice variety of the food we can offer the people we serve.
When thinking about what food to donate, we always suggest to pick out healthy, nonperishable food you would like to eat if you were hungry. Some of our most-needed foods are listed below as a guide.
- Natural Peanut Butter
- Whole Grain Cereals
- Hearty Low-Sodium Soups
- Beans and Lentils (dry or canned)
- Canned Tuna and Chicken in Water
- Canned Fruit in Juice
- Nonperishable, Low-Sodium, Ready-to-Eat Meals (chili, ravioli, etc.)
- Low-Sodium Canned Vegetables
- Brown Rice
- Whole Wheat/Grain Pasta
- Canned Tomato Products
Food Bank Quick Facts
- The Food Bank of Contra Costa and Solano provides food to 178,000 residents monthly.
- We currently distribute more than 25 million pounds of food each year.
- More than half of all the food distributed is fresh produce.
- We operate efficiently with $0.96 of every $1.00 going directly to food programs.
- 29% of households we serve rely on us for at least half of their food.
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 () enlist their neighbors to become long-term Food Donors.