St. Vincent de Paul of Contra Costa County

are continuing to distribute food from most of our 20 food pantries and emergency help through our SVdP branches
Your Neighbors Need You- St. Vincent de Paul is Here to Help
The individuals and families that St. Vincent de Paul of Contra Costa County, (SVdP), help are struggling now more than ever. They live paycheck-to-paycheck, and now their paychecks are gone. Many families have never needed assistance before, but do now.Visit St. Vincent de Paul’s website for an detailed update on services available:, or call (925)439-5060.
St. Vincent de Paul of Contra Costa County is here to help:

  • SVdP’s 750 Volunteers, “Vincentians”, from 29 branches throughout the county are still helping – providing emergency assistance and operating 20 food pantries. 
  • SVdP Family Resource Center in Pittsburg: The Emergency Food Pantry and Free Dining Room are open M-F, and we are taking calls to help people locate additional resources.
  • St. Vincent de Paul’s Thrift Stores have closed, and as this is the organization’s “earned-income” we have lost a major source of revenue. This also resulted in laying off 28 employees.
  • St. Vincent de Paul’s branches, who receive funding from their local parishes, have lost their quarterly collection – 100% of it gets distributed to local neighbors-in-need. This is a loss of $270,000 for the community.
St. Vincent De Paul Congregations and Pantries status for food and other supports.


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Find Food Support Easily

Easily find food bank, school meal, and senior center food distribution sites

As the economic toll of #COVID19 hits our communities hard, hunger is a growing concern.  Easily find food bank, school meal, and senior center food distribution sites!  

Fortunately, free and low-cost food providers are ramping up their service, in a way that maintains social distancing.

To help find food, Contra Costa County has a new GIS (global information system) mapping tool. It can be used on any mobile device, just like searching for the nearest gas station or cafe on your phone.
Contra Costa County COVID-19 Food Distribution Map:
The tool, developed by the County’s IT Department, incorporates data from the Food Bank of Contra Costa and Solano, school districts, senior centers, and other food organizations.
It was developed in partnership with us, (211 Contra Costa!) and Supervisor Gioia’s office also contributed to the map’s development.
Please share this map url widely! It is a community tool and will be continually updated.



Location:  1990 Market Street, Concord, CA 94520 

Tel: (925) 825-7751                



• WEDNESDAY 9AM -12 NOON DONATIONS ONLY!                                     



Life Church East Bay, 4255 Clayton Rd., Concord, CA 94521                                                                                                  Collecting donations of non-perishable food 8AM-4PM Mon-Fri in their multi-purpose room to be delivered to Monument Crisis Center for the next two weeks.

“NO TOUCH” Drive Up Food Drive  St. Joan of Arc Parish Parking Lot                                                                       2601 San Ramon Valley Blvd. San Ramon, CA 94583                                                                                            WEDNESDAY APRIL 29TH, 10 AM- 12 NOON                                                                                             Drive up, pop your trunk, donate non-perishable food for Monument Crisis Center.



Mental Health Resources
NAMI is also offering the NAMI Peer Support group every Monday at 5:30pm and the NAMI Connection every Wednesday at 7pm via Zoom. People can access the meetings virtually through their electronic device, or call in on the dial in option. See the information below as well as the attached flyer for meeting information.

NAMI Connection

Join Zoom Meeting:

Meeting ID: 480 221 654
Password: 247326

Dial in Option: 16699009128, Code: 480221654#
















 NAMI Peer Support Group: 

Join Zoom Meeting:

Meeting ID: 590 216 652

Dial in Option: 16699009128, Code: 590216652# 
















The Peer Employment Training that was going to be offered virtually through RI International has been postponed. Once we receive new information, I will send it out.




From the Executive Director of the 211 Contra Costa Crisis Center:

Hello friends of the Contra Costa Crisis Center:
I hope this note finds you and yours healthy and safe.
Just a quick note to let you know that our agency continues to serve the community, with both staffing onsite and many volunteers and staff working from home.
Our grief program is providing outreach and virtual groups to those in need, while our call center team maintains its high level of support to anyone searching for food, housing and economic resources.
We have been working closely with the county’s health services department and emergency operations center to respond quickly to the ever changing disaster response landscape, and our collaboration with the Contra Costa County Volunteers Active in Disaster (CCC VOAD) has helped to deliver hundreds of food boxes to individuals and families throughout the county.
With your support and partnership, we will continue to serve as an informational hub for our community and work to explore ways to reduce suffering and bring hope to our neighbors near and far. Thank you!
With help comes hope.
Staying up to date with current factual information can help ease any anxiety or stress about the situation.  Contra Costa Health Services is updating a webpage daily with information here.  
The CDC is updating a robust site with information and answers to commonly asked questions here.
This situation is changing rapidly and creating anxiety and stress for many in our community.
At this uncertain time, we think the best thing Contra Costa County residents can do to reduce their own risk and risk to other is to stay informed, follow most recent guidelines, and take steps to reduce, slow, and prevent the spread of disease now and in the future.
Our 211 database is continually updated with resources and critical info. IF assistance is needed with food, housing, utilities, etc., we can connect you to resources.
Call 211 (or text HOPE to 20121) if this situation is creating emotional distress in you or someone you love.
We are here 24/7.