• Food Bank of Contra Costa and Solano

    Food Bank of Contra Costa and Solano


    Community Organizations

    About Us

    Our mission is "Leading the fight to end hunger, in partnership with our community and in service of our neighbors in need".

    Each month, 1 in 4 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 over 200 food banks and the nation’s largest domestic hunger-relief organization, we lend support to hunger-fighting organizations in 16 California counties.

    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.

    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).

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