County Cup Food Fight benefits Food Bank


The County Cup Food Fight is on! This isn’t your college Animal House or cafeteria food fight, but a Challenge between Solano and Contra Costa County employees to volunteer their time in creative ways to raise funds for the Food Bank so help can be there during the holiday season and beyond. According to Larry […]

K-12 Schools Must Improve to Help East Bay Economy Stay Competitive

Last month Contra Costa County Supervisors were briefed on the region’s future job outlook by representatives from the Contra Costa Community College District, the county’s Workforce Development Board and the Contra Costa Council. These groups work with leaders from local industry to develop job training programs to meet employer needs. The discussion focused on job growth in the context of developing Contra Costa’s […]

Food Bank announces September Food Drive

The Contra Costa-Solano Food Bank has announced its September Hunger Action Month Food Drive. Businesses, organizations and individuals can donate a different food item each week in September. Visit the Contra Costa-Solano Food Bank website to find a drop off location near you. Or host your own food drive! Call 925-771-1315. August 31—September 6 Tuna […]

Quo vadis, Vallejo?

Taxpayers in Contra Costa (and around the world) are closely watching the implosion of the City of Vallejo into bankruptcy and wonder at potential outcomes. This week Vallejo asked judges to void four contracts with unionized public employees. A hearing is set for July 23. The city faces its first major bankruptcy milestone, tomorrow, Friday […]

Food Bank offers free meals for kids during Summer

With summer vacation just getting under way for school children, the Food Bank of Contra Costa and Solano is encouraging participation in summer food programs. Many schools and organizations in Contra Costa County are offering free, nutritious meals and snacks throughout the summer including sites in Antioch, Concord, Pittsburg, Bay Point, Richmond, and San Pablo. […]