On behalf of the Food Bank of Contra Costa and Solano and the thousands of people we serve, I would like to thank the community for their support during the recent Letter Carrier’s Food Drive.
Donations for this food drive help to ensure an adequate supply of donated food during the summer months when donations typically decrease. Low-income households often experience a greater need for help with food during the summer months when children are not in school and no longer have access to free breakfast and lunch programs. Food collected during the letter carrier’s drive helps to meet this need.
The 2014 Letter Carrier’s Food Drive brought in a total of 171,258 pounds of food for the Food Bank of Contra Costa and Solano. This will provide 137,006 meals. The communities of Fairfield and Suisun City donated enough food for 8,518 meals.
The food bank serves approximately 149,000 people each month; 1 out of every 4 food recipients are children. In 2013, we distributed 18 million pounds of food. Your donations do make a difference in the lives of those who are coping with food insecurity. The food bank would not be able to meet this need without the support of the many generous people in the communities we serve.
Food Bank of Contra Costa and Solano executive director