Friendly “Food Fight” is off to a good start!

The Counties Care Holiday Food Fight is off and running! After the first week, Solano County is in the lead collecting $3,043 or $1.24 per employee. Close behind is Contra Costa County at $7,929.87 or $1.21 per employee. In this competition employees of both counties sell Food Bank Buy A Bags, hold raffles and bake… Read More »

help end hunger this holiday season

Thanks For Giving part 2

You won’t believe all the help we are getting this holiday season to ensure that families in our community are fed! Look at all the wonderful support that has come in during the last few days! It is amazing. 11/22/2010 142 pounds of assorted food – Sons of Italy 70 turkeys – various anonymous donors… Read More »

Handcrafted and Exotic Car Show

Thanks For Giving

This Thanksgiving season we are extremely grateful for the generous donations we are receiving from our community. To distribute the 12.6 million pounds of food required to meet the current need, enough for more than 10 million meals, we rely on community support and donations. “We know that many families have had to tighten their… Read More »

Infineon Raceway food

Raceway delivers more than three and a half tons of food

Infineon Raceway distributed more than 10,000 pounds of non-perishable food items to Friends in Sonoma Helping (FISH) and the Food Bank of Contra Costa and Solano on Monday during the raceway’s 10th annual Thanksgiving Food Drive.  7,500 pounds made its way to the Food Bank’s new warehouse in Fairfield. The amount marked the most Infineon… Read More »

Solano County takes home the big apple trophy.

Food Fight 2010

The annual Counties Care Holiday Food Fight enters its seventh year this year.  Starting in 2003, Contra Costa County employees challenged Solano County employees to a Food Fight competition to raise funds for neighbors in their respective counties. The winning county was determined by the amount of funds raised per employee. Funds are raised in… Read More »

Did you leave a food donation on your porch?

If you received a holiday food drive bag in your newspaper, the scouts will NOT be picking it up today (Saturday 11/20) unless they left a door hanger at your house last week. We are very sorry for the confusion. We are in need of the food and appreciate your generosity. Please take any nonperishable… Read More »


Philanthropic Yoga Class

More and more people and businesses are finding creative ways to benefit the Food Bank.  Sometimes shaking things up pays off in a big way. On the second floor of an industrial, concrete and metal building awaits an oasis:  yogaworks.  Angie Norwood and Colleen Millen, two certified yoga instructors, threw a fundraiser for the Food… Read More »

Scouting For Food

Scouts across the Bay Area will be collecting food on this one day food drive called Scouting For Food. The weekend before they will have placed door hangers on homes that they will return to on Saturday, November 20. Simply put a bag of food out on your porch that morning for the scouts and… Read More »

santa dollars

Get your Santa Bucks now!

Looking for the perfect stocking stuffer?  Want to help the Food Bank? Visit your local California Pacific Federal Credit Union to purchase real bankable, spendable Santa Dollars. $2.50 includes a gift card, envelope and Santa Dollar. Proceeds benefit the Food Bank!


Holiday Food and Fund Drives

Take a look at just some of the many ways the community supported the Food Bank during the Holiday Season. Please browse our blog to see other ways individuals, businesses and groups have been helping the Food Bank. During the holiday season, ABC7 and Safeway sponsor the Share Your Holiday food drive in local stores.… Read More »

Helping our Neighbors in Need

Throughout the year the Food Bank benefits from many wonderful events and food drives thanks to the generous community. Every holiday season, several communities in Contra Costa and Solano counties host neighborhood food drives. The spirit of these neighborhoods is what the season is all about! Food Drive Monetary Donation Food Donated Apple Hill $                               … Read More »

Lollipop Lane

As you approach Lollipop Lane in Vacaville every December, the first thing you notice is the sound of holiday music blaring from outdoor speakers, and the blur of lights as you turn onto the street (known January through November as Shady Glen Avenue). Every house is decorated in the lollipop theme, Food Bank donation barrels… Read More »