Solano County

Supervisors to serve salads for Food Fight

By From page A3 | December 13, 2012

FAIRFIELD — Residents and county employees can eat a chicken Caesar salad served by county supervisors next week and help fight hunger.

The county is trying to raise money for the Food Bank of Contra Costa and Solano. Supervisors are ready to serve up to 125 salads to raise at least $1,500.

Supervisors will serve the salads from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Monday at the cafe on the first floor of the county Government Center, 675 Texas St. They will also serve salads to employees at the county’s Health and Social Services campus on Beck Avenue. The suggested donation is $12 and supervisors will accept tips to further boost donations.

To participate, email Cathy Ritch at [email protected] or call 784-2974 by Friday.

Solano County is competing against Contra Costa County in the annual Christmas challenge to see which county can raise the most money for the food bank. The winning county gets to keep the Big Apple trophy for a year.

“The board’s goal is foremost to feed families in need and secondarily to bring the Food Fight Trophy back to Solano County,” Solano County Board of Supervisors Chairwoman Linda Seifert said in a press release.

Solano and Contra Costa counties have held the Food Fight since 2004. Solano County won in 2005, 2008 and 2010. Employees from the two counties, along with their communities, have raised $927,805 over nine years. Only employee totals go toward the Food Fight trophy.

Seifert at Tuesday’s Board of Supervisors meeting said Supervisor John Vasquez is providing the expertise to make certain the Caesar salads are good. Vasquez is co-owner of Vasquez Deli in Vacaville.

Reach Barry Eberling at 427-6929 or [email protected] Follow him on Twitter at www.twitter.com/beberlingdr.

Barry Eberling

Barry Eberling

Barry Eberling has been a reporter with the Daily Republic since 1987. He covers Solano County government, transportation, growth and the environment. He received his bachelors of art degree from the University of California, Santa Barbara and his masters degree in journalism from the University of California, Berkeley.

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