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Have you checked out our new summer event Food Bank Uncorked? Come for live music, wine and gourmet food pairings from MagPies Bakery/Catering at G V Cellars on August 3rd. Details and tickets at www.foodbankccs.org/uncorked. 
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The drought we are currently experiencing raises serious questions about how we use a finite resource.
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“Simply stated, SNAP works” – We Need to Continue to Invest in Our Future 
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"I sat there staring at this gray plastic card with mixed emotions. On the
one hand it was a constant reminder of my situation and on the other a
relief that I would no longer need to decide whether to purchase food or
medicine."

What I Realized When I Finally Decided To Sign Up For Food Stamps via +Huffington Post Politics 
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Fast food, huge portions and enormous amounts of sugar lead to obesity and diabetes. If we want to address these health issues, people will need to change the way they eat. How to do this is a complicated question. 
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Larry Sly: Program today helps nonprofits across the region -  +Vacaville Reporter 
I think we can all say we know the slight discomfort that comes between meals, so we can imagine what it would feel like to not be able to get the food you need when you want it.
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If you're interested in joining +Second Harvest Food Bank's Health Ambassador Program, please contact Janet Hung at jhung@shfb.org and visit http://www.shfb.org/page.aspx?pid=306.
 
On June 21, 10 Volunteer Health Ambassadors completed a fun 3.5 hour training. They'll help us do outreach and teach nutrition in the field. Our next training is Wed., July 16, 1:00-4:30 pm in San Carlos - don't miss it! [Deadline to register for this training is this Wed., July 9.]

If you're interested in joining our Health Ambassador Program, please contact Janet Hung at jhung@shfb.org and visit http://www.shfb.org/page.aspx?pid=306.
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Did you know that Food Bank Executive Director, Larry Sly has a column in the Vacaville Reporter? Read his latest article now. 
The work of the Food Bank of Contra Costa and Solano is based on the fact that people want to help provide food to those in need in their community.
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When school lets out for summer, hunger begins 
For a lot of kids, the sound of school’s final bell signals fun and freedom. But it leaves many students wondering from where their next meal will come.
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The consensus seems to be that what most engages employees is what inspires them, and inspiration comes from a culture of giving back based on a demonstrable dedication to results.
Across the world, employee expectations of the companies they work for are dramatically expanding when it comes to corporate philanthropy.  As such, companies are being forced to respond to this groundswell of interest in charitable activities, as they must do if they hope to attract and retain top talent. A recent study [...]
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Executive Director Larry Sly discusses study on "missing meals" released by +Feeding America. 
Feeding America, the national food bank network, recently released findings about the "missing meals"in each county in the United States.
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The Food Bank of Contra Costa and Solano works to end hunger and increase access to affordable, nutritious food for low-income individuals and families through a comprehensive group of programs that combat hunger and its causes.