Submitted by CCCL_KaraS
Hunger and poverty are prevalent in our county and have been made worse by the pandemic. An estimated 50 million Americans face food insecurity daily, including at least 17 million children. Contra Costa County is no different. Perhaps you and your family are impacted, or your friends and neighbors. If you need help, we can connect you with resources. If you want to help through giving or volunteering, we can connect you with the organizations where you will make the biggest impact.
These topics were discussed in our Zoom panel discussion Solving Hunger in Contra Costa County on Saturday, February 27th, at 2pm. The program has been recorded and will be available soon on our YouTube channel for later viewing.
- Food Bank of Contra Costa County and Solano County
- Free Student Meals
- White Pony Express
- Monument Crisis Center
Learn what these organizations are doing on the ground, how the pandemic has affected the already existing problem of food insecurity, and how you can find relief or offer support.
Other ways you can help:
- Contact your representatives to support the passing of SB 364, which would provide school meals to students year-round, and encourage them to increase their own efforts to solve hunger and poverty in California.
- Organize a local food drive or donation drive to support your local food bank.
- Educate yourself on the history and issues surrounding hunger and poverty by checking out the following staff curated book lists
We have an opportunity to build a hunger-free community. Together we can make a difference.