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Senior Food Program

Senior Food Program

Free Food for Low-income Seniors

Low-income senior citizens receive free groceries twice per month. These groceries supplement the food seniors are able to buy on their own, and stretches their dollars.


There are 3 criteria for Senior Food membership. Members must:

  1. Be 55 years of age or older
  2. Reside in a low income household that meets the following income guidelines:
    • $1,962 per month / $23,540 per year for individual
    • $2,655 per month / $31,860 per year for a 2 person household
    • $3,348 per month / $40,180 per year for a 3 person household
      For each additional person in the household add $693 monthly or $8,320 annually.
  3. Reside in Contra Costa or Solano County

To register, please provide the following, include copies of documents:

  1. Identification with birth date (*can also be used to verify address).

    • Driver’s license*
    • California state identification card*
    • Passport
    • Medical insurance card
  2. Verification of your home (street) address.

    • Social Security check or statement
    • Bank statement
    • Utility bill
    • Rental lease
    • Telephone bill
    • Piece of mail


To apply for membership, please provide this information along with copies of documents to verify your age and residence on your first visit to a Senior Food Program site. You can self-certify your household income. Only one member per household can register. You may only register at one site. Submit document copies with the completed application at the Senior Food Program site closest to you. For more information, please call Meg at (925) 676-7543 extension 205 or (707) 421-9777 extension 205 or email

Download the Senior Food Program Application or Aplicación Para El Programa De Comida Para Mayores De Edad.

You may qualify for additional food assistance, click for resources in your city.


Find a senior food distribution site in your area:

Contra Costa County

East Contra Costa County


(Antioch residents only)
Golden Hills Community Outreach
525 E. 18th St.
Every Thursday, 9:00 am

Bay Point

First African Methodist Episcopal Church
2915 Willow Pass Road
2nd and 4th Thursdays, 9:30 am to 10:30 am


Brentwood Senior Center
193 Griffith Lane (off Balfour)
2nd and 4th Thursdays, 10:30 am to 11:30 am


St. Anthony’s Church (trailer in back)
971 O’Hara Avenue
2nd and 4th Thursdays, 10:00 am to 11:00 am

Pittsburg (North)

Diane Church of Christ
283 Diane Avenue
2nd and 4th Thursdays, 10:00 am to 11:00 am

Pittsburg (South)

Church of Good Shepard, in the parish hall
3200 Harbor Street
2nd and 4th Thursdays, 11:00 am to Noon

Central Contra Costa County


Teamsters 315 Hall
2727 Alhambra Avenue
1st and 3rd Thursdays, 9:00 am to 10:00 am

Walnut Creek

Walnut Creek United Methodist Church
1543 Sunnyvale Avenue
1st and 3rd Thursdays from 11:00 am to 12:00 pm


Good Shepherd Lutheran Church
4000 Clayton Road
1st and 3rd Thursdays from 10:30am to Noon
Effective August 6th, Good Shepherd distribution times will change to 10:00am-11:00am.

Monument Crisis Center
1990 Market Street
Fridays following the 1st and 3rd Thursday, 9:45 am to 11:30 am

Rainbow Community Center
2118 Willow Pass Road #500
1st and 3rd Thursdays, 11:00 am to 1:00 pm

West Contra Costa County


Booker T. Anderson Community Center
960 South 47th Street, Richmond
2nd and 4th Fridays, 9:30 am to 11:00 am

El Sobrante

Salvation Army
4600 Appian Way, El Sobrante
1st and 3rd Fridays, 11:30 am to 12:30 pm


Independent Community Church
605 South 16th Street, Richmond
1st and 3rd Fridays, 10:30 am to 11:30 am

North Richmond

Multicultural Senior Center
515 Silver Avenue, Richmond
2nd and 4th Fridays, 10:30 to 11:30 am


Community Center
900 Williams Drive, Richmond
1st and 3rd Fridays, 10:30 am to Noon


Senior Center
199 Parker Avenue, Rodeo
2nd and 4th Fridays, 9:00 am to 10:00 am

San Pablo

Rock Harbor Community Fellowship
2652 Church Lane, San Pablo
1st and 3rd Fridays, 10:30 am to 11:30 am

Solano County


Cornerstone Church
185 West Cherry Street
2nd and 4th Wednesdays, 10:00 am to 11:00 am


St. Mark’s Lutheran Church
1600 Union Avenue
1st and 3rd Wednesdays, 9:30 am to 10:30 am

Rio Vista

Rio Vista Community Services
1105 A Airport Road
1st Sunday, 1:00 pm


The Edge Community Church
1101 Horizon Drive, Fairfield
2nd & 4th Tuesdays, 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm


Epiphany Church
300 West Street
1st and 3rd Wednesdays, 10:30 am to 11:30 am


Community Center
225 Amador Street
2nd and 4th Wednesdays, 11:00 am to 12:00 pm

N. King Center
545 Magazine Street
2nd and 4th Wednesdays, 10:00 am to 11:00 am


If you have questions or need more information about the Senior Food Program, please contact Meg Zentner at (925) 676-7543 extension 205 or