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Food for Children

Food for Children

Free Food for Children in Contra Costa & Solano

Children, 4 and 5 years old, receive free food every month at one of nine sites throughout Contra Costa and Solano counties. Children, who are referred by WIC staff (Federal government: Women, Infants, and Children program), are provided with a large box of nutritious, high-protein food weighing 25 pounds.

BECOMING A PARTICIPANT

There are 3 ways to participate in the Food for Children program:

  1. WIC REFERRALS
    Children 4 and 5 years old can be referred by WIC.
  2. SOCIAL SERVICE AGENCY
    Referrals from Social service organizations serving low-income families.
  3. SELF-REFERRALS
    Referrals from a parent or legal guardian (at the distribution site).

Participant must provide the following:

  • Valid identification
  • Proof of child’s age*
  • Proof of low-income**
  • Proof of address

*The following may be used for proof of age:

  • Child birth certificate
  • Medical Shot record
  • MediCal card listing the child’s date of birth

**The following documents are accepted as income verification: MediCal or Food Stamp card, WIC or General Assistance papers, Paycheck Stub, Unemployment, TANF/AFDC or low-rent housing agreement.

Food for Children Program Income Eligibility Guidelines (185% Of U.S. Poverty Income)

Number of Persons in HouseholdMaximum Income MonthlyMaximum Income Annually
1$1,915$22,980
2$2,585$31,020
3$3,255$39,060
4$3,925$47,100
5$4,595$55,140
6$5,265$63,180
7$5,935$71,220
8$6,605$79,260

*For each additional person in the household add $670 monthly or $8,040 annually. Effective July 1, 2013

Once enrolled, recipients receive a Food for Children identification card. Children remain on the program through the month of their 6th birthday.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Recipients MUST bring their Food for Children identification card to the distribution. The identification card lists the distribution date, time and location where the boxes can be picked up.

  • If the card is lost, the recipient must bring identification and apply for a replacement card.
  • If the recipient is unable to come to the distribution site, someone may pick-up food for them. This person must bring a note from the recipient and the recipient’s Food for Children identification card, and their own personal identification.

Food for Children Distribution Sites

Find an Food for Children food distribution site in your area.

CONTRA COSTA COUNTY

ANTIOCH

American Legion
403 West 6th Street, Antioch
1st Wednesday every month
10:00 am to Noon

BAY POINT

Ambrose Community Center
3105 Willow Pass Road, Bay Point
4th Wednesday every month
10:00 am to Noon

BRENTWOOD / OAKLEY

Brentwood Community United Methodist Church
218 Pine Street, Brentwood
Every Monday and Wednesday
9:00 am to Noon

PITTSBURG

Solomon Temple
655 California Street, Pittsburg
1st Tuesday every month
10:00 am to Noon

CONCORD

Church of Nazarene
1650 Ashbury Drive, Concord
4th Monday every month
11:00 am to 1:00 pm

RICHMOND

Richmond Health Center
100 38th Street, Richmond
Last Friday every month
10:00 am to Noon

SOLANO COUNTY

FAIRFIELD

Seventh-Day Adventist Church
1101 East Tabor Avenue, Fairfield
3rd Friday every month
10:00 am to Noon

VACAVILLE

Vacaville Storehouse
1146 East Monte Vista, Vacaville
2nd Wednesday every month
11:00 am to 1:00 pm

VALLEJO

Napa-Solano Headstart
1328 Virginia Street, Vallejo
3rd Wednesday every month
10:00 am to Noon

QUESTIONS?

If you have questions or need more information about the Food for Children program, please contact Julie Redmond at (925) 676-7543 extension 207 or jredmond@foodbankccs.org.