About Food Bank of Contra Costa & Solano
1 in 8 residents turn to the Food Bank. We distribute food directly to low-income people at community sites and make food available for other nonprofit organizations serving the ill, needy and infants. 20 million pounds of food was distributed last year. More than half of that was fresh fruits and vegetables. The Food Bank has developed programs that provide food to meet the demand as well as support the nutritional needs of the people we serve. 1 in 4 emergency food recipients are children. Programs including Food for Children, Farm 2 Kids, and the School Pantry Program operate throughout the year to help alleviate childhood hunger.
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With a variety of ways to volunteer, your unique skills can help us fight hunger! At the Food Bank Volunteers are needed in our Fairfield and Concord warehouses to help us sort and move food, box fresh produce, and assemble boxes of nonperishable items. Shifts for individuals and groups typically last 2-3 hours and are available 7 days a week, including some evenings. At food distributions Check-in recipients or bag and distribute groceries at a Food Bank distribution site. Opportunities for Children and Families Volunteers aged 16 and up may sign up directly for any volunteer shift. Youth between the ages of 11 and 15 are welcome to volunteer when accompanied by an adult leader. Families with children as young as 5 years old can sign up for our popular Family Food Sort volunteer opportunity where the whole family bags fresh produce. Are you bilingual? Bilingual volunteers are needed to help us communicate more effectively with non-English speaking clients. If you are bilingual, have strong communication skills and a personable, positive attitude, there are ways to help in different areas of the Food Bank. Express an interest in bilingual volunteer opportunities and someone from the Food Bank will contact you.
4010 Nelson Ave.
Concord, CA 94520