Tag: Agencies

If I Couldn’t Grab a Midnight Snack

Guest post by Jenay Ross, Print and Digital Journalism major//Music Industry minor, University of Southern California: Have you ever wondered what it would be like if you were homeless? What it would be like if you didn’t have the same bed to sleep in every night or if you didn’t have a fridge to go… Read More »


Agency Store Gives Help with Dignity

Guest post by Inventory Logistics Coordinator, Charisse Ross. The Vacaville Storehouse is a distribution center for food and clothing to needy families of Vacaville. The food is provided by the Food Bank of Contra Costa and Solano. Food and clothing are given free of charge to those who are in need. Some members of our… Read More »

Holiday Program Highlight

Throughout the year, the Food Bank provides its’ member agencies (soup kitchens, pantries, group homes, etc.) with 480,000 pounds per month of free food. Each holiday season, we are delighted to provide even more assistance. In order to reach our goal of the 160,000 additional pounds the Food Bank hopes to distribute this holiday season,… Read More »

Stories from the Creek, Part 1

Guest post by John VanLandingham, Food Bank volunteer: Every month, approximately 100 people appear at St.Paul’s Episcopal Church in Walnut Creek to receive free food distributions from the Food Bank of Contra Costa and Solano counties. Many of those are collecting for more than one person. Here are some of their stories.  “I’m here because… Read More »

Watermelon Crates at the Food Bank


When watermelon shows up in the markets around June, I eat as much as I can get my hands on because it just isn’t worth it any other time of year. Last week, the few melons that didn’t make it into my cart ended up in the warehouse at the Food Bank of Contra Costa… Read More »

Billy Moore from Archway

Striving for a Better Future

Guest post by Jenay Ross, USC journalism student: Sometimes when a person is going through a rough time, they need a little mentoring to inspire them to achieve a better life. Two agencies, Big Brothers, Big Sisters of the North Bay and Archway Recovery Services both of Fairfield, do exactly that. Big Brothers, Big Sisters… Read More »

Duncan Miller

30 Years and Counting of Commitment

Guest post by Jenay Ross, USC journalism student: Around 1975, Duncan Miller pledged himself to the fight against hunger with the Food Bank of Contra Costa and Solano. 30 years later, he is still a fighter. Miller got involved with the Food Bank through the Fairfield Presbyterian Church and now uses the Rockville Presbyterian Fellowship… Read More »