30 Years, 30 Stories: Josh A.

When 10-year-old Josh first learned about the problem of hunger through his school’s food drive, he decided to launch a hunger-relief project of his own. With Mom and Dad’s help, Josh dropped off paper bags for 100 of his neighbors, asking them to fill the bags with healthy, non-perishable food. His efforts brought in 500 […]

30 Years, 30 Stories: Don C.

People come to our Food Bank for many reasons .. and we welcome them all! For 83-year-old Don, it was a community service requirement for a traffic ticket that brought him through our doors. Yet, even after Don had completed enough volunteer hours to fulfill his service obligation, he couldn’t stay away! Don found his […]

30 Years, 30 Stories: Empty Bowls

For nearly a decade, our Food Bank has gathered folks from every corner of our community for Empty Bowls, an annual family-friendly evening of art, nourishment and advocacy! Not only do guests enjoy a delicious soup dinner, live music, a thrilling silent auction and more, they do all this while helping to nourish families in […]

30 Years, 30 Stories: Jessica

Every day, we welcome a variety of guests through our doors: clients who come to apply for CalFresh, volunteers ready to sort fresh produce, and often, community members who swing by to deliver donations! After learning about hunger recently at her preschool, 4-year-old Jessica arrived at our Food Bank with Mom. They gifted us a […]

Seven preschoolers provide hundreds of meals

This past holiday season, a pack of seven preschoolers arrived at the Food Bank for a tour. They wanted to see where their donation of more than $100 would go! Together with their teacher and parents, the Duck Pond preschool class visited our Community Engagement Center — witnessing volunteers hard at work packaging fresh produce […]

Caroling for a cause: Diego & Gabe

This holiday season, we’re thankful for big gifts that come in super small packages. Yesterday, 4-year-old twins Diego and Gabe paid a visit to the Food Bank, armed with presents several times their size! Though hardly taller than the barrels themselves, Diego and Gabe dropped off can after can of veggies, tuna, organic garbanzo beans, […]