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Contra Costa County Invites You To Help Fight Hunger

by ECT

Once again, in 2022 Contra Costa and Solano counties will compete to raise funds for the Food Bank.

This friendly competition, spearheaded by individual county departments, has raised nearly $2.6 million since 2003. The county that raises the most funds per employee will win the Big Apple trophy. The trophy and bragging rights pass back and forth annually, but the real winners are the recipients of the funds you raise, those who need the help the most in our communities.

To join Contra Costa County in helping fight hunger by donating to the Food Bank of Contra Costa and Solano County, here is a link to the teams you can donate to:

Supervisor Burgis’s office (Dist. 3) has raised $0 out of their goal of $15,000

For a look at all teams or start your own team, click here.

About Food Bank of Contra Costa and Solano

An astounding 1 in 6 residents turn to the Food Bank of Contra Costa and Solano for emergency and supplemental food. Many of our neighbors are unable to make ends meet and the Food Bank helps them cover one of life’s basic needs—nutritious food. We strive to serve all people experiencing hunger or food insecurity in Solano and Contra Costa counties and commit to never turn anyone away.

Through our partnership with Feeding America, a nonprofit network of 200 food banks and the nation’s largest domestic hunger-relief organization, we also lend support to hunger-fighting organizations in 18 Northern California counties.

Where do we get the food?

Donated Food

The Food Bank receives perishable and nonperishable food from manufacturers, wholesalers, retailers, brokers, food drives, farmers and individuals. Regular donations of fresh, local and seasonal fruits and vegetables are provided by the produce industry in partnership with the California Association of Food Banks.

Government-Funded Programs

The Food Bank receives 100% American-grown USDA food and funds through The Emergency Food Assistance Program (TEFAP) and The Commodity Supplemental Food Program (CSFP).

Wholesale Food Purchasing

With special deals, industry partnerships and bulk buying power, we’re able to provide two meals for $1.

Feeding America

We are a proud member of the Feeding America network of food banks.

Grocery Recovery

In partnership with Feeding America, we arrange for our partner agencies to conduct grocery recovery pickups from more than 130 retailers like Costco, Target and Safeway—which feeds our neighbors in need and saves perfectly edible food from being discarded.

How We Serve

We distribute food into the community by operating our own free food programs each week within Contra Costa and Solano counties and by partnering with 260 local nonprofit agencies to support their hunger-fighting efforts.

The work volunteers put in annually is equivalent to 50 full-time employees; they are the heart of our organization and we couldn’t do it without them.

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