Food Bank of Contra Costa and Solano

A nonprofit organization

12 donors

Hunger should never be an option, so we’ll be here as long as our community needs us.

Our Mission: Leading the fight to end hunger, in partnership with our community and in service of our neighbors in need. 

Who We Serve: Nearly 1 in 5 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. 

Where 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.

With 97 cents of every $1 donated going towards food distribution, we consistently earn Charity Navigator’s highest four-star rating.

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Organization name

Food Bank of Contra Costa and Solano

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Humanitarian Aid




(925) 676-7543