In the spirit of the holidays, Benito Juarez Elementary hosted its annual food drive where they raised a total of 1,100 pounds of food for the Food Bank of Contra Costa and Solano Counties. Over the course of a couple of weeks, students from each class brought in canned and packaged goods to donate that resulted in 916 meals.

Take a look at their video hosted by Ms. Taylor, a third grade teacher at Benito Juarez Elementary, promoting their food drive.

Since, 1975, the Food Bank of Contra Costa and Solano has served our community and distributes food directly to those in need. They also partner with other non-profit organizations in the area to reach more even more people throughout Contra Costa and Solano Counties. Their mission is to not only deliver food, but to also reduce food waste and raise public awareness of issues related to food and hunger.

Learn more about how you can help this cause at

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