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Dear Friends,

Your faith community plays an important role in addressing hunger in our Contra Costa County community.

As of January 1, 2019, Assembly Bill 2178 was added to the California Retail Food Code to includeLimited Service Charitable Feeding Operations. This bill amended the code to provide flexibilityfor non-profit organizations that provide food to those who are in need while maintaining general food safety.

The Interfaith Council of Contra Costa County (ICCCC) is working with the Lesher Foundation to assess the status of the faith organizations’ abilities to meet the new regulations for Charitable Feeding Facilities (CFF). With the assistance of the Contra Costa Health Services, we are trying to help all the faith communities in the county get registered so that they may better serve those in need.

We are inviting your faith organization to be a part of our assessment with the hope that you may benefit from the assessment’s findings such as preparing a facility application, food safety classes, staff training, and/or the assessment of what it would take to bring your food preparation facility up to the Charitable Feeding Facility code.

ICCCC is offering two Congregational Food Preparation meetings with a representative from the Contra Costa County Health Department. The meetings will also include a short presentation on congregational disaster preparedness in your region of the county. You may attend or send representatives to either or both meetings.

  • East County – Sunday, August 11, from 3pm – 5pm at the Most Holy Rosary Catholic Church, 1313 A St., Antioch, CA.
  • West County – Wednesday, August 14, from 1pm – 3pm at Christ Lutheran Church Fellowship Hall, 780 Ashbury Ave., El Cerrito, CA.

Please contact Diane Maltester if you are interested in attending this informational meeting or if you are interested in being a part of the ICCCC assessment.

On another note, please see our new mailing address and office phone number below!

Download the Letter to share: ICCCC Food Prep Letter


Diane Maltester
ICCCC Project Manager

Rev. Will McGarvey
Executive Director