FOOD BANK CONTRA COSTA AND SOLANO

Ending hunger together

aka FBCCS   |   Concord, CA   |  http://www.foodbankccs.org

Mission

Leading the fight to end hunger, in partnership with our community and in service of our neighbors in need.

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Ruling year info

1977

President and CEO

Joel Sjostrom

Main address

4010 Nelson Ave

Concord, CA 94520 USA

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Formerly known as

Contra Costa Food Bank

Food Coalition

Solano Food Bank

EIN

94-2418054

NTEE code info

Food Service, Free Food Distribution Programs (K30)

Food Banks, Food Pantries (K31)

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Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Community Produce Program

Refrigerated trucks have been customized for the exclusive purpose of distributing fresh produce to communities in need. Clients will be able to pick-up an average of 20 pounds of produce, twice per month.

Population(s) Served
Economically disadvantaged people

Clients referred by the Contra Costa County Health Department receive supplemental food twice a month.

Population(s) Served
Economically disadvantaged people

Food for children whose families cannot afford to keep enough food on the table. Every week, the Food Bank distributes 3-5 pounds of fresh produce per child through after-school programs in low-income schools.

Population(s) Served
Economically disadvantaged people
Children and youth

Individuals receive fresh produce, bread, and USDA commodities every month at one of 31 sites.

Population(s) Served
Economically disadvantaged people

Children, ages 4 to 6, receive free food every month at one of nine sites.

Population(s) Served
Economically disadvantaged people
Infants and toddlers

Shelf-stable food items are available at high schools and middle schools where 50% or more of the students receive free or reduced price lunch.

Population(s) Served
Economically disadvantaged people
Adolescents

Low-income senior citizens receive free groceries twice a month.

Population(s) Served
Economically disadvantaged people
Seniors

Fresh produce and bread are distributed to low-income housing complexes twice a month.

Population(s) Served
Economically disadvantaged people
Seniors

Where we work

Awards

Food Safety 2016

American Institute of Baking

2021 Advocacy Honor Roll 2021

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Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Number of people within the organization's service area accessing food aid

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Economically disadvantaged people

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Average number of individuals per month accessing the Food Bank's services in Contra Costa and Solano counties

Number of pounds distributed throughout Contra Costa and Solano counties

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Economically disadvantaged people

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Pounds of fresh fruit and vegetables distributed throughout Contra Costa and Solano counties

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Economically disadvantaged people

Related Program

Community Produce Program

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Our Sustainable Development Goals

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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Goals & Strategy

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Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

The goals of the Food Bank of Contra Costa and Solano are best expressed in our guiding statements:

Mission:
Leading the fight to end hunger, in partnership with our community and in service of our neighbors in need.

Vision:
Through the activities of the Food Bank and its member agencies, all hungry people in Contra Costa and Solano counties will receive at least one nutritious meal every day.

When someone is hungry, they can always turn to the Food Bank of Contra Costa and Solano. We provide food assistance to children in poverty, low-income seniors, homeless people, families in crisis, the chronically ill, the disabled, and working poor families. The Food Bank raises awareness through nutrition education and anti-hunger advocacy. We conduct CalFresh (food stamps or SNAP) outreach to connect people with this underutilized food resource.

Besides supporting 180 member agencies (churches, soup kitchens, shelters, etc.), the Food Bank runs seven direct service programs: Food Assistance Program (for all low-income people), Senior Food Program (age 55 and over), Food for Children (families with children age 4 and 5), Extra Helpings program (the chronically ill), Farm 2 Kids (fresh produce at elementary schools), Community Produce Program (fresh produce in low-income neighborhoods.) Our newest program is School Pantries, which provides food to middle and high school students.

The Food Bank of Contra Costa and Solano is a stable and efficient organization committed to ending hunger in our service area. We were established in 1975. Under the leadership of Executive Director Larry Sly, who has held that position for 39 years, we have grown from 2 employees to 71. This growth has not come at the expense of sound business practices. Our combined administrative and fundraising expenses are less than 4% of total revenue.

The Food Bank has clear title to our headquarters building in Concord, including a 30,000 square foot warehouse with two drive-in coolers and a walk-in freezer – powered largely by 300 solar panels on the roof. We lease a similar facility in Fairfield.

We own a fleet of 15 vehicles, ranging in size from hybrid passenger cars to our four tractor-trailer rigs.

None of the above would matter, if it were not for the commitment of the 400 volunteers who donate their time and expertise to the Food Bank each month. Of all our resources, the fact that so many choose to participate without compensation shows the high regard the community has for this organization.

The Food Bank of Contra Costa and Solano makes a difference in the lives of 190,000 people every month. From a grandmother caring for seven grandchildren after losing everything – including their mother – in a house fire, to a homeless veteran trying to get back on his feet, to a recovering drug addict; no one can get out of a difficult situation if they are hungry.

Have we ended hunger? Of course not. But like the parable of the man who saves one sand dollar, we have helped those we can.

As we look to the future, beyond providing food, we are working to tackle the causes of hunger. CalFresh (as SNAP or food stamps is known in California) is a resource available to those whose budgets are strained by the high cost of living in the Bay Area. We now have four full-time employees engaged in connecting eligible people to the program. We have expanded our Advocacy Program by hiring our first Advocacy Manager to work toward policy and legislative solutions to hunger.

We see no reason for anyone to be hungry in one of the wealthiest nations on earth. We are committed to doing whatever needs to be done to make sure everyone has enough healthy food to thrive.

Financials

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FOOD BANK CONTRA COSTA AND SOLANO

Board of directors
as of 9/29/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Laura Moran

Retired, Global Client Delivery, Prophet

Term: 2020 -

Tom Chowaniec

Retired, Regional Manager-General Mills

Paul Gabbard

Retired, Shell Oil Products US

Rich Golinski

Principal & Chief Investment Officer, Bingham, Osborn & Scarborough, LLC

Jim Gray

Retired, Visa, Inc.

Mark Gundacker

Chief People Officer and Chief of Staff, Metromile

Melissa Jones

Executive Vice President, Chief HR Officer, CSAA Insurance Group

David Le

Refinery Controller, Business Services, Valero Benicia Refinery

Marc Lewis

Attorney, Partner/Co-Founder, Lewis & Llewellyn LLP

Teresa Makarewicz

Retired, Manager CA Business Coordination, Shell Oil Products US

Laura Moran

Retired, Global Client Delivery, Prophet

Bruce Phelps

Consultant, BiotecH Pro Consulting

Tanya Powell

Chief Financial Officer, S&S Supplies and Solutions

Glenn Smith

Vice President, Retail, Quotient Technologies, Inc.

Jill Steele

Partner, Prophet

Tracy Tomkovicz

CEO/Owner, S&S Supplies and Solutions

Organizational demographics

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