FAITH FOOD FRIDAYS

Helping end hunger for Vallejo area residents

Welcome to Faith Food Fridays!

Our mission is to help our Vallejo area neighbors in need with free boxes of food, groceries and other necessities, along with resource referrals and positive encouragement.

Additionally, we assist with free clothes, shoes, small household items, personal care items, Christian books, toys, and dog and cat food - as donations allow.

We distribute boxes of fresh food and groceries EVERY Tuesday from 11am-2pm and Friday from 2pm-6pm.

IMPORTANT NOTICE: On TUESDAY JULY 4th our hours will be 1pm-4pm due to our participation in the Vallejo 4th of July parade!

JOIN US for our weekly bible study (We call it a "Care Group") each Thursday from 5:00pm-6:30pm. Dinner starts at 5 and study begins at 5:30pm. We'd love to see you there to learn and be blessed by the word of God - the Bible!

You do not have to be a resident of Vallejo - or a resident of Solano County - or have an ID - to receive help from us. And you can come every day that we're open, if you have the need. We look forward to meeting you!

If you have a heart to help, volunteer opportunities are available Mondays through Fridays: (and sometimes special events on the weekends). Times are: Mondays 9:30a-3:00p - prepping for Tuesday distribution, Tuesdays from 9a-2pm (distribution from 11a-2pm), Wednesdays 9:00a-3:00pm, Thursdays from 8:30a-6:00pm - Food Bank pick up and prep for Friday distribution and Fridays 9am-6:00pm (distribution from 2-6pm). Please join us for whatever your schedule allows or call us at (707) 557-7933 for more info!

If you'd like to contribute food, operating supplies or personal hygiene items, PLEASE scroll down to the bottom of this page to see the list of our most needed items. Thank you!

To contribute monetarily, go to www.fbcvallejo.net and click "Giving" in the upper right hand corner, and choose Faith Food Fridays Fund on the Giving Type drop down list.

May God richly bless you and your family during 2017!


 FAITH FOOD FRIDAYS BLOG

06/01/17 - Today four participants graduated from the innaugural Food Bank of Contra Costa & Solano Speaker Series, hosted by Faith Food Fridays in partnership with Toastmasters International. An intense 6-week training course provided hunger issue related-advocacy training and public speaking instruction that transformed them into confident, well-spoken advocates for anti-hunger/poverty legislation. The highlight was our first trip to Sacramento capital to join in the "Hunger Action Day" activities on May 24th.  Congrats and we look forward to more good partnerships with FBCCS!

05/16/17 - We now have free haircuts for men AND women on the last Friday of the month. Get there early to put your name on the list, we look forward to seeing you there!

12/05/16 - Friday December 16th is our Christmas event where we will be handing out Christmas dinner boxes and provide toys for children whose parents have pre-signed up. As with the Thanksgiving event, it is first come, first served - you can start lining up at 5am if you want. We will start handing out numbers at 8am and start distributing at 10am. If you are coming for both food and toys, you will get your food first, then your toys. You'll need TWO numbers if you're getting both. Thanks for all who helped organize this event - we love you Vallejo!

11/01/16 - Friday November 18th is our annual Thanksgiving Dinner Box giveaway!! Please help with prayers for protection and provision, donations of whole turkeys or chickens, your time on that day between 8am and 6pm or monetarily by contributing to our GoFundMe account here. God bless you and praying for your happy and healthy 2016 holiday season!

8/04/16 - New free rides program makes Faith Food Fridays one of their stops -

http://www.timesheraldonline.com/general-news/20160804/free-rides-for-the-homeless-launches-in-vallejo

7/08/16 - Faith Food Fridays receives support from new downtown Grocery Outlet - 

http://www.timesheraldonline.com/general-news/20160708/vallejos-downtown-grocery-outlet-store-under-new-management

12/04/15 - Asking for the public's help - two weeks from today on 12/18 we are planning for our 5th annual Christmas box and toy giveaway, but our normal partner, Toys for Tots are reporting RECORD LOW donations. Please consider donating a NEW or VERY gently used toy toward this effort. We have almost 400 children signed up. We are at 826 Solano Ave. every weekday after 10:30am til 4 or 5 or call (707) 557-7933 for more information. May God bless you and your family this Christmas holiday season!

11/21/15 VTH story about Thanksgiving this year:

http://www.timesheraldonline.com/general-news/20151121/faith-food-fridays-thanksgiving-boxes-help-families

11/21/14 - Vallejo Times Herald Story on our Thanksgiving Dinner Box distribution:

http://www.timesheraldonline.com/breaking_news/ci_26990163/faith-food-fridays-hands-out-thanksgiving-food-boxes

11/17/14 Wells Fargo Storylines story publishes about Mary Ann's Volunteer Service Award. Please share and let us know what you think!

http://stories.wellsfargobank.com/volunteers-feed-need-struggling-california-town/?cid=email

10/25/14 - Today is Make A Difference Day at Faith Food Fridays! Show up anytime between 10am-2pm and help us get prepared for the Holiday Season. Women's Ministry leader Janet Payne blessed FFF with her usual encouraging energy. We are now ready for Thanksgiving and Christmas. God bless you!

4/17/14 - NORTH HILLS 10th Graders in the house! Led by the dynamic duo of Sophia and Olivia Torreano, FFF enjoyed the energetic volunteer stylings of the 10th grade North Hills team. We're now SUPER organized, spiffy and ready for Resurrection Sunday!

3/26/14 - A BERRY STRAWBERRY day - A huge gracias to Grocery Outlet who generously shared an entire pallet of delicious organic breakfast pastries with us. A GOOD day in the neighborhood!

2/14/14 - HAPPY VALENTINES DAY from Faith Food Fridays - Today we shared TWO Valentines with everyone who arrived for a food box. One from us telling our neighbors that we love them at Faith Food Fridays; and one they could share with their loved ones. It's nice to be nice!

12/13/13 - We are in full swing preparation mode for next Friday's Christmas Dinner and Toy giveaway event, this year we've partnered with Toys for Tots to provide gifts for over 140 pre-signed up families and RUMOR is we'll be visited by a SUPER SPECIAL GUEST STAR....whose name rhymes with "Fanta"...it should be lots of fun! Be blessed this season as we celebrate the birth of Jesus, may your times be filled with joy and peace.

 

11/22/13 - The final count for the Thanksgiving Day dinner box distribution was 415 families! Thank you ALL of those who helped make this a reality.

10/26/13 - The Holiday Season is upon us - last year we distributed 250 Thanksgiving dinner boxes and this year we need your help again! Please consider donating a turkey, whole chicken or monetarily by clicking on the Donate button. For $25 you can feed TWO families of four with delicious, nutritious holiday food. Partner with a friend, family member or co-worker and make it a team effort. Reach out and help your neighbors in need. For more information, contact Benjamin at (510) 978-2396. Thank you and may God richly bless you!

7/11/13 - If it's July, it  must be Grocery Outlet month. During this, our THIRD year participating in the annual "Independence From Hunger / FEED THE NEED" drive we had SO MUCH fun selling hotdogs and meeting SO many new people to get the word out about hunger in Vallejo and Faith Food Fridays! Thanks Grocery Outlet - you're #1 in our book!

6/15/13 - Had a BLAST today passing out fliers and celebrating Juneteenth at JFK Plaza in Vallejo. Special thanks to kid team Mark and Leavel, and faithful volunteers Donna and Robert (not pictured).

 

 4/11/13 - 22 Volunteers showed up tonight to help bag up and prepare for tomorrow's distribution - age range? 6 - 90! We will be updating this website soon to include some of he amazing stories that happen every week at Faith Food Fridays. Please continue pray for this ministry -- because as we help those in need - we do it ALL for God's glory.

3/1/13 - Blessed to be joined by some truly awesome volunteers from Marin Catholic High School today -- Meet Suzanne, Justin, Jordan and Mitchell...The harvest is plentiful but the workers are few :)

2/22/13 - Served 132 families today. We have a request -- many Faith Food Friday recipients who are struggling need the very basics....if you have any extra soaps, shampoos, toilet paper etc. it would be gratefully received by our neighbors who need help. Drop them off at our booth on Sunday, or at 826 Solano Ave. on Mondays, Thurs. or Fri. May God richly bless you! Any questions, msg us!

12/07/12 - Ben, Robert and Pastor Bob road tripped it up to Sacramento to receive the Dayspring Outreach coats, hats, gloves, socks and hats today and extend many thanks and God's blessings to CEO Waymon Logan. See everyone this Friday!

 12/01/12 - Friday 12/21 is our Second Annual Christmas Dinner and Toy Distribution between 3 and 6pm. First come, first served -- help us help our neighbors in need by donating money, turkeys, hams or whole chickens, new or VERY gently used toys (can drop off in the barrel at Walgreens on Redwood;  or your time on any Monday, Thursday or Friday. Let's make this a very blessed 2012 Christmas season!! Have questions? Call Ben at (510) 978-2398. God bless you!

11/11/12 - We need your help! Donations of Thankgiving Dinner items including turkeys, whole chickens, canned vegetables, cranberry sauce or monetary donations accepted all week but especially on Thursday 11/15. Distribution day is Friday November 16th -- our goal is to hand out 150 dinners! Please pray for us as we continue to show God's love for his children in Vallejo and may God abundantly bless YOU!

 10/19/12- Faith Food Fridays is chosen to participate in "Sit in Barry's Seats" See the whole story at www.barrybonds.com - Praise God!

10/5/12 - BIG ANNOUNCEMENT! Walgreens will provide FREE Flu shots at the Friday October 26th Faith Food Friday between 2:30 and 5:30pm. Come down and be armed for the flu season! ALSO, Ozcat radio offering to simulcast the event LIVE from the Ministry Center!!

8/26/12 - Summer of Praise 2012 was OFF THE HOOK yesterday, with the Celebrate Recovery Worship Team, Peace Gospel Group and Emissary Band providing musical excellence and special speakers from City Impact, SF to get us motivated to SERVE the community! (See more pictures on our Facebook page!)

8/22/12 - JOIN US this Saturday for the annual SUMMER OF PRAISE music festival from 2-5pm in the parking lot of Faith Bible Church 901 Solano Avenue, then inside 5-8 for an AWESOME concert featuring the Faith Youth group and the legendary Celebrate Recovery Band! ALL PROCEEDS BENEFIT FAITH FOOD FRIDAYS. See you there!!

7/25/12 - Benjamin, Faith Food Fridays Founder, receives a Wells Fargo Volunteer Service Award and a $10,000 check made out to Faith Food Fridays!! PRAISE GOD!

7/20/12 - Week 3 of the Independence From Hunger campaign at Grocery Outlet on Admiral Callahan - come see us next Saturday, suppport us in the fight to end hunger and grab a delicious $1 hot dog with free soda!

7/1/12 - A Red Letter Day for Faith Food Fridays -- Today we proudly begin participating in the month-long "Independence From Hunger" event at Grocery Outlet on Adm. Callahan Lane AND we appeared on Page 5 of the Vallejo Times Herald celebrating our One Year Anniversary. Praise GOD!

 

6/22/12 - 125 families served on a day when our church family is saddened by the going home of Pastor Reuel's father, Pastor Leo. An all-community volunteer crew did the job, love you guys/gals!

5/21/11 - NBC videojournalist interviews Ben for a spot on our partner Food Rescue, who helps us with fruit donated from Vallejo backyards. Supposed to run tonight at 6:20pm, Channel 11!

5/07/12 - Received a donation of 2000# of Hidden Vallejo Ranch Dressing from Clorox!

 4/26/12 - Praise report - Faith Food Fridays received supply donations from Lucky's, Walgreens, Safeway, Grocery Outlet and Lowe's. Our precious friends at Food Rescue sure 'rescued' us with grapefruits, lemons and oranges! Expecting lots of families tomorrow, any prayer warriors who can come help would be a blessing!

4/20/12 - God is so good! Last week FFF 1) received a $2500 Wells Fargo grant, 2) both a PRIZED volunteer and a client reported new prayed-for jobs and then, 3) while delivering food to a brother in need, Ben ran into Adrienne of Food Rescue who said they wanted to film us for a TV segment distributing their wonderful blessings of freshly harvested fruit. To God Be The Glory!!!
 
4/13/12 - While we served 74 families today, Faith Food Fridays volunteers were  blessed by our loving church family members who brought food for us!: Willie's award winning fried chicken, Angie's comfort chicken Stew, Violet's splendid spaghetti and meat balls and Robert's sustaining coffee and spicy links. May God bless them richly for their unselfishness.

3/29/12 - Ben speaks to Fred V's Human Development Class, Solano Community College Fairfield. Reports say they "Loved us"....mission accomplished :)

 3/1/12 - Ben recorded a PSA (Public Service Announcement) that will run regularly on OZCAT radio in Vallejo - please support them at 89.5!! Thanks Ozcat Radio!  

2/26/12 - Ben presented Faith Food Fridays as a featured ministry today at Faith Bible Church of Vallejo. 

2/24/12 - Faithful volunteer Ms. "O" cleaned out her closet and donated her Vallejo Inter-Tribal Council Pow Wow t-shirts from prior years...we are so constantly blessed!

 

 2/10/12 - Vallejo Times Herald runs our "State of Faith Food Fridays" letter on the Opinion Page.

2/09/12 - Bencia cub scout troop arrives to help us on "Thursday Night Bagging Party" with enthusiasm, extreme efficiency and the blessing of joyous laughter all around!

1/29/12 - Benjamin speaks on "Local Missions" and Faith Food Fridays at All Nations Church of Christ in Berkeley.

 

1/18/12 - Make sure you Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter @FaithFoodFriday for all the latest updates and news on Vallejo's Hunger Fighting ministry! 

1/16/12 - Happy New Year to all of our supporters and families who visit us weekly at Faith Food Fridays. We've started off the year well by serving 120 families in two weeks. We are SO blessed by the MANY volunteers who show up weekly AND the families who come each week to receive free food, groceries, shoes/clothes and most of all, encouragement and hope for a brighter future. Please remember us and spread the word if you know of anyone who can use some help. God bless you! 

 12/27/11 - Please consider Faith Food Fridays as your end-of-year non-profit donation for your 2011 tax deduction. The number of families showing up each week continues to grow each month. Currently we need both canned foods as well as monetary contributions to keep helping those in the Vallejo area still struggling to put food on their tables. You may donate monetarily on here, by clicking on the Donate button to the right and we will send you a receipt on FBCV letterhead. May God bless you richly in 2012! 

12/20/11 - Please join us as we celebrate the birth of our Lord Jesus Christ at this week's Faith Food Fridays grocery and children's toy distribution. Contributions can be dropped off Thursday between 5pm-7pm or Friday between 2pm and 6pm. May God bless you and surround you with His gifts of peace, joy and love! 

12/07/11 - The Faith Food Fridays Christmas distribution will be on 12/16 AND 12/23, (for those that miss the 12/16 date). Today we are picking up coats from Dayspring Outreach in Sacramento. Wells Fargo has also contributed two $100 Safeway giftcards for us to provide frozen Turkey/chicken or ham meals to our Vallejo-area families in need. If you'd like to contribute, use the link on the right for monetary donations or drop off canned foods or new/gently used toys at 901 Solano Ave. Sundays between 8am and 1:30pm or Thursday nights 5-7pm across the street at the Ministry Center. Thanks and God bless!!

 12/1/11 - Ozcat radio 89.5 in Vallejo interviewed Faith Food Fridays today. Dr. G and Mis Demeanor are absolute delights and we look forward to visiting again soo to record a PSA! Transcript of the interview is under the Recent Blog Entries box.

11/18/11 - Praise God we able to serve more than 140 Vallejo-area families, Thanksgiving dinners complete with vegetables, fruit and other items. Friends, church family and co-workers stepped up once again to show God's love to our community. We wish we could list each and every one who gave ..and in some cases, gave and gave some more -- we will never be tired of saying how blessed we feel to serve up a giant portion of God's love each week!

 11/15/11 - FINAL countdown to the Friday 11/18 Thanksgiving Dinner giveaway! As of today we have 38 turkeys and 17 chickens to hand out - PLEASE keep us in prayer as our goal is to provide 100 complete dinners, complete with cranberry sauce on Friday. We put our complete trust and  FAITH in God, he will provide! Thanks to everybody for your love, support and continuing commitment to this ministry. God bless you!

9/22/11 - The first annual Faith Food Fridays Thanksgiving Dinner drive is on! Please help us provide dinner for needy Vallejo area families by donating turkeys, chickens, and typical dinner items for a Friday, November 18th distribution. Ask your friends, neighbors or business owners to help! God bless you!

8/25/11 - Visit us this Saturday 8/27 at "INDIVISIBLE" the FREE Summer of Praise concert beginning at 10:00am til 6:00pm at Wilson Lake Dalwigk Park (on Solano Ave., near Curtola Parkway). Great music, food and fellowship. Look for us in the Celebrate Recovery/Faith Food Fridays booth!! 

8/19/11 - Faith Food Fridays is on the air! Public Service Announcements are running on Vallejo's OZCAT 89.5 FM and KDYA The Light 1190 AM. Listen or visit them at http://www.ozcatradio.com/ or http://www.gospel1190.net/ to support these Faith Food Friday friends!

8/17/11 - We now have 2 refrigerators and 1 deep freeze with 3 more pending pick-up. Now we can keep even more perishables to serve more families!

 8/5/11 - Grocery Outlet blessed us with 400 lbs of groceries and $500 gift card from their Vallejo July food drive  "Independence from Hunger"... 

Questions, comments, donations?

Email [email protected] or call (707) 557-7933.


Faith Food Fridays is an outreach ministry of Faith Bible Church of Vallejo whose mission is to show God's love to our Vallejo area neighbors in need.

Faith Bible Church of Vallejo located at 901 Solano Ave., Vallejo, CA

Sunday services are at 8am, 10am and Noon. You are cordially invited to join us!

Donations of operating supplies, personal hygiene and non-perishables needed!


SUGGESTED DONATION LIST

Ziplock bags - sandwich size and gallon size

Shampoo, soap, conditioner, toothbrushes, toothpaste, razors

Canned tuna

Peanut butter

Hearty soups

Dried or canned beans

Canned chicken

Canned fruit in juice

100 percent fruit juice

Canned vegetables

Canned tomato products

Enriched rice, grains or pasta

Iron rich cereal and whole grain cereal

 God Bless You and Thank You! 



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