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.
Cafe Costa will not take day-of reservations or have a waitlist at this time. Masks are currently required for anyone regardless of vaccination status and may only be removed when eating or drinking.
Suggested Meal donation: $3 per person 60 and over and a mandatory fee of $6 per person under 60.
If you would like to take leftovers, 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.
Frozen Meal Packs: will be available until June 24th 2022 and you will need to pre-order those meals by Thursday's at 12:00 pm for pickup on Friday's between 11:00 am-11:30 am. 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 through June 24th. Frozen meal packs are only available for 60 and over patrons.
Reservations can be made two different ways:
1. Calling (925) 798-8788 and leave a message with your name and contact information
2. Email us
All new participants for the Cafe Costa program must fill out a mandatory form for the County which tracks diversity 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.
COVID SAFETY REQUIREMENTS WHEN DINING IN THE CAFE
Masks are optional for our vaccinated patrons, but strongly recommended. Masks are required for unvaccinated patrons, until meal is served.
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
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
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.
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