Nutrition (Meals)

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Cafe Costa (formerly CC Cafe)

IMPORTANT UPDATE (3/1/22)
In-Person Dining at Cafe Costa has re-opened

About Cafe Costa
Cafe Costa is an essential senior nutrition program offered to the community in collaboration with the Contra Costa County Senior Nutrition Program. This program not only provides well-balanced, nutritional meals to seniors age 60+, five days out of the week (Mon-Fri) but it also provides a place for often-isolated seniors to gather, socialize and watch out for each other. Cafe Costa is more than a meal service, it is a community. Read Don Turner's Story here

In Person Dining is Thriving! Reservations will be required to be made 1 business day before you intend to dine with us.

Suggested Meal donation: $3 per person 60 and over and a mandatory fee of $6 per person under 60. Lunch is served at 12pm daily and the Dining Room is open at 11:30am for check-in.

If you would like to take leftovers, or get a To-Go order please bring your own container. Cafe Costa volunteers are not allowed to provide to-go containers and the CC County Nutrition Program does not recommend taking the leftovers home to avoid foodborne illnesses. To-Go orders should arrive right at meal service, 12pm.

Frozen Meal Packs: will be available through December 2022 and the pickup day is Tuesday. You will now need to pre-order those meals on Monday's by 12:00 pm for pickup on Tuesday's between 10:30am-11:30am. When ordering, please make sure you indicate Frozen Meal Pack and leave your name and phone number. Cost for these meals is a suggested $15. Frozen meal packs are only available for 60 and over patrons.

Make Cafe Reservations By:
Calling (925) 798-8788 and leave a message with your name and contact information

All new participants for the Cafe Costa program must fill out a mandatory form for the County which tracks to make sure they are providing the correct services for the correct populations. Please arrive early to fill out this form. Check-in is at 11:30 am Lunch is served at 12pm. You may print out the form and bring it ahead of time.

IMPORTANT: 
COVID SAFETY REQUIREMENTS WHEN DINING IN THE CAFE

MASKS
Masks are strongly recommended. 

Additional Nutrition Resources:

Meals on Wheels of Contra Costa
Nourishes frail, socially isolated, homebound seniors by delivering 5 meals per week.
(925) 937-8311

Food Bank of Contra Costa
Distributes food to low-income people at community sites and makes food available for other non-profit organizations serving the ill, needy, and infants.Food Bank of Contra Costa Address: 4010 Nelson Avenue, Concord, CA 94520
(925) 676-7543
SENIOR FOOD PROGRAM - FREE groceries twice a month to low-income individuals aged 55 or older. Only one senior per household can receive food. Bring a picture ID and proof of address (PG&E bill, for example). Pickup Location: Teamsters Local 315 Hall, 2727 Alhambra Ave, Martinez, 1st & 3rd Thursday, 9:00-10:00am
COMMUNITY PRODUCE PROGRAM - We provide 15-20 pounds of FREE fresh produce to low-income families and individuals twice a month. Please bring two bags with handles. Choose ONE location:
Martinez Health Center, 2500 Alhambra Blvd, Martinez, 2nd & 4th Monday, 12:00-1:00pm.
Boys & Girls Club Martinez, 1301 Alhambra Ave, Martinez, 2nd & 4th Friday, 12:00-1:00pm
Pleasant Hill Seventh Day Adventist, 800 Grayson Rd, Pleasant Hill, 2nd & 4th Friday, 2:00-3:00pm
Las Juntas Elementary, 4105 Pacheco Blvd, Martinez, 2nd & 4th Friday, 4:00-5:00pm

Loaves and Fishes of Contra Costa
Loaves and Fishes of Contra Costa is here to help anyone that is in need of food now and through the holidays. Meals and groceries are available by visiting one of the five dining rooms located throughout Contra Costa County. Anyone can come and receive a meal. Caregivers and families are welcome to come and pick up meals for loved ones that are homebound. All meals are currently being served in a to-go container due to COVID-19 pandemic.
Loaves and Fishes is closed for the holidays but will be serving holiday meals the week before. 
The Martinez location serves 7 days a week. Meals are served 11:00am-12:45pm. A Food Pantry is available Monday-Friday. The meals are delicious, cooked by a Chef daily and nutritious!
835 Ferry Street, Martinez, CA 94553
(925) 293-4792

Monument Crisis Center
Provides food, education, and referrals to individuals, families, children, and seniors in need, regardless of legal status.
1990 Market Street, Concord, CA 94520
(925) 825-7751


CalFresh
The CalFresh program, formerly known as Food Stamps and federally known as the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), can add to your food budget to put healthy and nutritious food on the table. The program issues monthly electronic benefits (similar to a bank debit card) that can be used to buy most foods such as bread, cereal, fruits, vegetables, meat and fish at many markets and grocery stores. The CalFresh program helps to improve the health and well-being of qualified households and individuals by providing them a means to meet their nutritional needs.
24/7 Information Line
(877) 505-4630