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Posted on: February 23, 2021

County Employees Help Provide Over 130,000 Meals to Residents in Annual “Food Fight”

At a presentation during the Contra Costa County Board of Supervisors meeting on February 9, 2021, the annual Counties Care Holiday Food Fight was recognized, and donation results were announced. Contra Costa County employees raised over $67,000 to help provide over 130,000 meals to benefit children, individuals, and seniors through the Food Bank of Contra Costa and Solano.

“Basics like food remain a high priority need for members of our community during this pandemic. We thank County employees for caring to give,” said Board Chair, Supervisor Diane Burgis. “When we all pitch in to support one other, it heals our hurt, and brings a stronger, brighter future for Contra Costa County.”

Celebrating 17 years of friendly competition, the Contra Costa and Solano Counties’ Food Fight this year helped provide more than 220,000 meals for families and individuals in need. Since 2004, the two neighboring counties have raised over $2.1 million to fight hunger, according to the Food Bank of Contra Costa and Solano where demand for its services has dramatically spiked due to the pandemic.

The Food Bank of Contra Costa and Solano salutes Contra Costa County employees for their hard work and generosity.

See Holiday Food Fight Tally (PDF) and Food Fight Statistics 2020 (PDF).

See Press Release (PDF).

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