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  • Food Barrel Locations

    The season of giving is here, and the Concord Chamber is partnering with the Food Bank of Contra Costa and Solano again this year to host a community wide food drive. In 2020, the Food Bank saw a record number of people turning to them for help, providing food for 100,000 more people every month. 

    Pre-Pandemic, the Chamber hosted mixers at the Food Bank in November, bringing members to help sort food for distribution through the holidays. Eventually, the mixer was turned into a competition of who can sort the most food - the young professionals versus the seasoned professionals. Both years of the competition, the seasoned professionals won by a landslide. 

    Unfortunately, due to the Pandemic, the Chamber put a pause on bringing members together to sort food to ensure the safety of all. This did not stop the Chamber from shifting how members can still give back. In 2020, the Chamber partnered with seven local businesses to host food collection barrels on behalf of the Food Bank. All seven businesses provided a full barrel of food thanks to their customers and networks. Lexus of Concord took their donation a step further and provided a $1,000 check to the Food Bank!

    Considering the success of the program last year, the Chamber decided to expand its efforts and have grown the program with over 40 businesses hosting 50 barrels. If each barrel is filled at least once, we approximate it to be a donation of at least 10,000 pounds of food! We hope to pull the community together, and gather as many donations as possible this season. 

    To see what food items are recommended, click HERE.