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Blog : Food Bank of Contra Costa and Solano
And no one knows how far this support will go than Derry Englund, owner of Englud's Cafe and Catering in Concord, the local business that will be catering the Food Bank's most important fundraiser with a gourmet lunch.
His support of the Food Bank goes back nearly two decades.
When the Food Bank
first approached Derry many years ago to ask if he
would cater a fundraiser, he
had just moved Englund's
- which was founded in 1988 - to its Port Chicago Highway location.
thought the Food Bank
"was in some church basement somewhere."
Working with staff and visiting the Concord warehouse "was a real eye-opener to me," he
"What I like to tell people about the Food Bank
is the number of meals covered.
When people picture the Food Bank
, I think they picture something small.
But in actuality, you can drive a semi-truck into the freezer," Derry
says with a laugh.
Before founding Englund's, he was in the meat retail business.
Along with catering weddings and other special events, he
role as vital to helping the community by catering nonprofit events at a great value so resources can go to help clients.
, a lifelong resident of the Concord and Clayton area, helps the community in other ways as well.
Englund's Catering Service donates food directly to area shelters, Derry helps veterans' associations and before he founded the company, he worked in youth services.
also caters the Chamber of Commerce mixers held at the Food Bank
and is a favorite lunch spot for Food Bank employees.
Working with food every day, Derry
sees there is plenty to go around.
"Hunger should not be an issue in the United States," said Derry
challenges Admiral's Garden participants to take a closer look at the Food Bank
"I always challenge them to go out and look at the location and take a tour," said Derry
Gourmet Lunch : Food Bank of Contra Costa and Solano
has been a lifelong resident of the Clayton/Concord area.
He was part owner of Fritz's Meats of Concord for a number of years.
In 1988, he started Englund's Catering which grew to include Englund's Cafe & Catering on Port Chicago Highway in Concord which he has been at for the past 15 years.
Catering Service provides catering for weddings, corporate events, and private parties with a range of 15 guests to 3,500 guests.
is also a husband (married over 43 years to Sally).
Father of two sons and a Grandfather of three.
hobbies include reading, travel and attending sporting events.
did professional youth work for 13 years before opening Englunds' Café.
and Sally are current members of Clayton Community Church.
As many businesses owners, Derry
is a generous man who believes that giving back to the community is an important responsibility.
two favorite projects involve working with groups that support our active military families and veterans and organizations that provide food to those in need.
enjoys assisting the Food Bank of Contra Costa and Solano
as well as church programs that feed the homeless.
Derry Englund, 925-609-5989
Derry Englund, 925-609-5989
Derry EnglundConcord, ...
Derry EnglundConcord, CA 94520925.609.5989
Englund's Deli Café & Catering; Concord, CA; Derry Englund: 925-609-5989