Food Bank Contra Costa and Solano

Food Bank Contra Costa and Solano

Concord, CA 94520
Tax ID94-2418054

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About this organization






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


Each month, 1 in 4 residents turn to the Food Bank of Contra Costa and Solano for emergency and supplemental food. Many of our neighbors are unable to make ends meet and the Food Bank helps them cover one of life’s basic needs — nutritious food. We strive to serve all people experiencing hunger or food insecurity in Solano and Contra Costa counties and commit to never turn anyone away. Through our partnership with Feeding America, a nonprofit network of 200 food banks and the nation’s largest domestic hunger-relief organization, we lend support to hunger-fighting organizations in 18 Northern California counties. We distribute food into the community by operating our own free food programs each week within Contra Costa and Solano counties and by partnering with 260 local nonprofit agencies to support their hunger-fighting efforts. The work volunteers put in annually is equivalent to 50 full-time employees; they are the heart of our organization and we couldn’t do it without them.

Interesting data from their 2019 990 filing

The non-profit's mission, as documented in the filing, is “The food bank of contra costa and solano (food bank) was incorporated on july 28, 1975. the food bank was established in order to efficiently gather, warehouse, and distribute food products to contra costa county charities meeting emergency food needs. in november 1996 the food bank took over responsibility for providing food to solano county charities. in furtherance of its purpose, the food bank provides food to supplemental feeding programs, promotes awareness of hunger, food waste and the value of proper nutrition. the food bank is governed by a board of directors comprising sixteen members. the food bank receives funding from private and public sources.”.

When explaining its purpose, the activities were described as: “The food bank was established in order to efficiently gather, warehouse, and distribute food products to contra costa and solano county charities meeting emergency food needs.”.

  • The non-profit is legally allowed to operate in the state of CA, as reported.
  • The non-profit has a total of 93 employees, as reported on their form for 2019.
  • Does not operate a hospital.
  • Does not operate a school.
  • Does not collect art.
  • Does not provide credit counseling.
  • Does not have foreign activities.
  • Is not a donor advised fund.
  • Is not a private foundation.
  • Expenses are greater than $1,000,000.
  • Revenue is greater than $1,000,000.
  • Revenue less expenses is $892,473.
  • The CEO compensation strategy within the organization is determined through a review and approval process by a neutral party.
  • The organization has a written policy that describes how long it will retain documents.
  • The organization has 16 independent voting members.
  • The organization has a professional fund raiser.
  • The organization was formed in 1975.
  • The organization has a written policy that addresses conflicts of interest.
  • The organization is required to file Schedule B.
  • The organization is required to file Schedule J.
  • The organization is required to file Schedule O.
  • The organization pays $5,247,804 in salary, compensation, and benefits to its employees.
  • The organization pays $1,963,840 in fundraising expenses.
  • The organization provides Form 990 to its governing body.
  • The organization has minutes of its meetings.
  • The organization has a written whistleblower policy.
  • The organization has fundraising events.
  • The organization has grants to organizations.
  • The organization's financial statements were reviewed by an accountant.

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