The County Cup Food Fight is on! This isn’t your college Animal House or cafeteria food fight, but a Challenge between Solano and Contra Costa County employees to volunteer their time in creative ways to raise funds for the Food Bank so help can be there during the holiday season and beyond. According to Larry SLy, executive director of the Food Bank of Contra Costa and Solano, based in North Concord:
County Cup Food Fight
Bake sales, gently-used jewelry sales and donations for a dress-down day all help the Food Bank’s work. County staff members have fun with the “competition” that exists between departments in each county so they can get bragging rights with their fellow employees.
The energy and creativity people put into this drive shows that people truly care about those in need in their community. It also shows they know how to have a fun time as they make a difference.
The County Cup Food Fight benefits the Food Bank in several ways. Obviously, the money makes a real difference. This drive has raised more than $1 million dollars in the past nine years and provides the Food Bank more than $120,000 each year to help our work.
But this drive is as important in the sense of community it brings. It is a significant act when people work together to make a difference in the lives of those in need. Through their actions, county employees are saying that it is not acceptable for hungry people to exist in our communities. The money and energy they give are a statement that hunger is not acceptable in our community.