Community Resources

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The mission of the Food Bank of Contra Costa and Solano is to alleviate hunger and provide an efficient, coordinated system for collecting and distributing food that reduces food waste and increases public awareness regarding hunger and food security issues in Contra Costa and Solano counties.
Visit: www.foodbankccs.org

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The Pacific Coast Farmers' Market Association operates community-supported certified farmers' markets and other direct marketing outlets that provide: viable economic opportunities for California farmers and food producers, local access to farm fresh products, support for local businesses and community organizations, and education concerning food, nutrition and the sustainability of California agriculture.
Visit: www.pcfma.com

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Contra Costa Certified Farmer's Markets support the development of local sustainable farming by cultivating vibrant farmer's markets that serve as community gathering places celebrating local farmers, food producers and artisans. Organic and healthy, fresh produce is made more accessible to all residents while educational activities and events enhance and promote the quality of a green lifestyle and healthy food choices.
Visit: www.cccfm.org

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The Contra Costa Child Care Council provides leadership to promote and advance quality care and early education. Through a variety of initiatives, programs and services, the Child Care Council partners with parents, care providers, and the community to broaden the base of support for children, families and quality care and early education.
Visit: www.cocokids.org

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University of California's Agriculture and Natural Resources envisions a thriving California in 2025 where healthy people and communities, healthy food systems, and healthy environments are strengthened by a close partnership between the University of California and its research and extension programs and the people of the state. The University remains connected and committed to the people of California, who enjoy a high quality of life, a healthy environment, and economic success in a global economy.
Visit: http://cecontracosta.ucdavis.edu/Food_and_Money/

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Champions for Change wants the best for our kids. We want them to be healthy. We want to protect them from serious health problems like obesity, type 2 diabetes, heart disease, stroke, and certain types of cancer. Ware making healthy changes in our kitchens, homes, schools, and neighborhoods.
Visit: www.cachampionsforchange.cdph.ca.gov




Benefits CalWIN Materials
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Please browse and use the following flyers and signs to help clients utilize Benefits CalWIN, the online application for CalFresh (formerly Food Stamps) and CalWORKS.

Benefits CalWIN Informational Trifold Brochure- English
Benefits CalWIN Informational Trifold Brochure- Spanish

Benefits CalWIN Flyer- English
Benefits CalWIN Flyer- Spanish

Benefits CalWIN Simple Flyer

4 Ways to Apply for Benefits

Access CalWIN Materials
Our 24-hour toll free automated information line is 1 (877) 505-4630.  It provides information related to CalWORKS, CalFresh, Medi-Cal and General Assistance cases.  This phone number can also be used to request benefit verifications, request replacement cards, get office location and hour information, report child or elder abuse, and to report fraud.

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Aging and Adult Services- Mini Guide to Resources
Contra Costa County Aging and Adult Services created a helpful and up to date listing of helpful resources by area of the county.

West County Resources- Espanol

East County Resources- Espanol

Central County Resources - Espanol


Upcoming Foster and Adoptive Family Orientations

Helpful Links
Contra Costa Health Services

Contra Costa 211 - the national, toll-free, phone number to call for non-emergency, health and disaster information. Calls are answered 24 hours per day, 365 days per year by trained information and referral specialists.

Websites for CalFresh Screening Tools:

California State Government
California Health and Human Services Agency www.chhs.ca.gov

Department of Social Services (DSS) www.dss.cahwnet.gov

Welfare-to-work Fact Sheets www.cdss.ca.gov/cdssweb/PG141.htm

CalJOBS www.caljobs.ca.gov

Contra Costa County
Contra Costa CORD (County On-line Resource Database)

Contra Costa Child Care Council www.cocokids.org/

Local Planning Council for Child Care and Development www.plan4kids.org/

EARN IT, KEEP IT, SAVE IT! Campaign http://www.earnitkeepitsaveit.org/contra-costa-tax-sites

East Bay Works www.eastbayworks.com

STAND! Against Domestic Violence www.standagainstdv.org

Non-Governmental Organizations
Welfare Information Network www.financeproject.org

Truancy Prevention www.truancyprevention.org