Giving the Gift of Hope
Oct 30, 2017 11:50AM
● By Elena Hutslar
Various ways to Make a Difference
Real people need real help during the holidays. Last year, Liz was struggling to make ends meet for her family after a difficult divorce drained her savings and an injury prevented her from working. Despair turned to hope when she learned of a holiday food basket distribution at a partner agency of the Food Bank of Contra Costa and Solano. Liz and her children were grateful for all the food they received, including a turkey, canned veggies, and baking items.
We need your help to meet our 3 million dollar goal to help more
neighbors like Liz. Your support allows us to continue to provide food for
daily needs as
well as make special holiday meals a reality for an additional 30,000
Here are some ways you can make a difference:
1. DONATE at foodbankccs.org/holidays and then share with your friends and family on social media and email. With every $1 donated, we can provide two nutritious meals.
2. HOLD A FOOD DRIVE. Make a food drive part of your holiday celebrations at work, school, or your place of worship by requesting food collection boxes or a barrel. Learn more at foodbankccs.org/fooddrive.
3. HOST A “BUY A BAG” FUNDRAISER. Get colorful grocery bag cutouts from the food bank and set a dollar amount for each one. After making a donation, donors write their name on a bag to be displayed on a wall, window, counter, or even a tree! Learn more at foodbankccs.org/buyabag.
When you give to the food bank, know that it’s not only nourishment you provide this holiday season – you give the gift of HOPE.