Food Security

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We encourage you to join us in our quest to make sure everyone in our community has food to eat. The Food Security Task Force usually meets on the second Thursday, 1:45 PM to 3 PM at Hillcrest Congregational, 404 Gregory Lane, Pleasant Hill, CA 94523. Please check the calendar for updates.

Some Major Focus areas throughout the year:

  • Advocating for policy change to help enroll more people in CalFresh and take away barriers to food.
  • Providing food at the end of each month for families and individuals at the Martinez Emergency Family Shelter.
  • Eleven California counties expand their CalFresh program to include the optional CalFresh Restaurant Meals Program for seniors and/or disabled CalFresh recipients . Since Contra Costa is not one of these countries, we are working to encourage Contra Costa to join with these other counties.
  • “Let’s Feed the KIDS” project is to help feed children during the summer. It is a pilot project being done  with the Monument Crisis Center Summer Day Camp by Shell Ridge Community Church and  Congregation  B’nai Tikvah. The goal of the program is to provide 40 families with breakfast and dinner by sending home  ingredients with the children. With the help of the two congregations, they are able to  send home a second  bag per week.

To Participate in our Task Force or to be notified when volunteers are needed for various community  based projects looking to serve or distribute food, fill out our  Volunteer Form.

Register to Volunteer

Thank you for your interest in joining the food security task force! Your registration will be reviewed and you will be contacted by one of the task force chair/co-chairs.

Task Force Leadership
  • Doug Holmes