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The Food Bank of Contra Costa and Solano distributes food directly to people in need through the following programs:

Community Produce Program

Refrigerated trucks have been customized for the exclusive purpose of distributing fresh produce to communities in need. Clients will be able to pick-up an average of 20 pounds of produce, twice per month.

Extra Helpings

Supplemental food for clients referred by the Contra Costa County Health Department.

Food Assistance Program

Individuals receive fresh produce, bread, and USDA commodities every month at one of 29 sites.

Farm 2 Kids

Food for children whose families cannot afford enough to keep food. Every week, the Food Bank distributes 3-5 pounds of fresh produce per child through after school programs in low-income schools.

Food for Children

Children, age 4 to 6, receive free food every month at one of nine sites.

School Pantry Program

Shelf-stable food items to High Schools and Middle Schools where 50% or more of the students receive free or reduced price lunch.

Senior Food Program

Low-income senior citizens receive free groceries twice a month.

Other Programs

We also make food available for other nonprofit partners/member agencies, such as emergency food pantries, soup kitchens, shelters, daycares, and other local charities.

People who need help accessing nutritious food may be eligible for CalFresh (formerly Food Stamps) even if you have a full- or part-time job. Our CalFresh Outreach Staff can help you determine if you are eligible. For questions or to learn if you are eligible to receive CalFresh benefits please call Barbara Stanley or Juan Orozco 855-309-FOOD (3663) extension 232 and 231 or email at or

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