Emergency Food Programs
“No one should go hungry…” Food insecurity is real. More than 10% of the population in Contra Costa County is below the Federal Poverty Level. VESTIA partners with Contra Costa County Employment & Human Services Department (EHSD) to provide food for families in crisis situations.
Clients of EHSD can receive up to three days’ worth of food from food pantries in EHSD offices throughout the Contra Costa County. In 2015, the VESTIA Emergency Food Program served nearly 5,000 individuals and typically feeds between 300-500 families each month through our food pantries, emergency food boxes and grocery store food cards. All of our food resources are available on an “emergency basis” to families through referral by social workers. It is only with your support and the help of our local churches and the Food Bank of Contra Costa & Solano that we are able to offer this valuable resource to alleviate hunger in our county.