Day of Fasting

Yesterday was the national day of fasting — a fast in opposition to the proposed federal budget cuts to nutrition assistance and other safety net programs. Unfortunately, I didn’t make it all day without eating, but I did eat substantially less than I usually do. Even making it to lunch without eating wasn’t easy. But… Read More »

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Child Hunger Ends Here™

ConAgra Foods and Feeding America (national network of food banks) are joining forces to fight child hunger this spring. Nearly one in four children in the United States does not know where his next meal is coming from. This means that more than 17 million children are at risk of hunger. But there is hope… Read More »

Get 30% Off – Four Days Only

You’re invited

For 4 days only — March 18 -21, shop at Old Navy, Gap, Banana Republic, Gap Outlet, and Banana Republic Factory Stores and enjoy 30% off while 5% of the amount you spend is donated to Feeding America. So in a time when our communities need it most, your shopping counts for more.

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Pound For Pound Challenge

For the second consecutive year, Feeding America will partner with General Mills, Subway, 24 Hour Fitness, Walgreens, The Biggest Loser to encourage Americans to lose weight through the Pound For Pound Challenge. The program is built around the incredible success of The Biggest Loser, a reality show that challenges and encourages overweight contestants to shed… Read More »

Eat Cheesecake, Fight Hunger

The Cheesecake Factory announced that over 320,000 cans of soup were collected across all Cheesecake Factory locations nationwide during the month of September. This surpassed the original goal of 100,000 cans. On September 30, The Cheesecake Factory held its “You Dine, We’ll Donate” event across all locations. For every guest who dined at a Cheesecake… Read More »

30 ways in 30 days – Week 3

Welcome to week three of 30 ways in 30 days – ways you can fight hunger in your community every day of the week. If you missed week two, or want to jump ahead, you can find the whole month of 30 days in 30 ways at 30 Days in 30 Ways – Week… Read More »

30 ways in 30 days – Week 1

September marks the 2nd annual Hunger Action Month, and the Food Bank of Contra Costa and Solano, along with over 200 other Feeding America food banks, is working to fight hunger in our communities. But we need your help. Every week in September, we’ll update you on ways you can fight hunger for every day… Read More »

More need and more donations

Check out USA Today’s front page article – Food banks see more who need and more who give! “We’re up in terms of food and funds,” says Ross Fraser, spokesman for Feeding America, the nation’s largest network of food banks. He says food donations are up 20% and cash donations are up 46% from a… Read More »