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Loaves and Fishes of Contra Costa

It is no easy task serving 650 meals a day, but with your help we are able to meet our mission of “Nourishing Lives” everyday!

Other Ways to Give

There are so many opportunities to contribute to our organization – it’s just about finding a way that’s meaningful to you. A few ways are:

  • Involve your employer/company in supporting an employee giving campaign where they take donations directly from your paycheck, encourage them to turn unused vacation hours into donations or assist us through our volunteer program.
  • Check to see if you company matches your charitable giving. If eligible, request a matching gift form from your employer and send it completed and signed with the receipt of your gift. We will do the rest.
  • In lieu of gifts, encourage friends and family to make a donation to celebrate a special birthday or milestone.
  • Honor a loved one or memory of a loved one with a donation.
  • Consider a planned gift. A deferred gift can help you balance your financial goals and your charitable interests — all while possibly achieving significant tax benefits. A planned gift, such as a bequest in your will or trust, life insurance designations, end of year 401K distribution and/or stock donation ensures Loaves and Fishes can serve anyone who needs a meal.
  • We even take your old vehicle and turn into a donation. Check out our Car Donation Program.

For even more ideas, please check out our Wish List.


Our Wish List

We could not do this without you! There are a variety of ways to support our efforts. From assisting us with replacing and updating fixtures throughout our dining rooms and kitchen, to providing funds to help feed our clients, or funding our Culinary Arts Program, where people learn essential skills to aid them in gaining employment. Download our Wish List to find out more about the items listed below. Contact us if you are interested in providing support.

Donation Ideas

Furniture & Fixtures

  • Screen Door for Martinez Kitchen
  • Screen Door for Pittsburg Kitchen
  • Cold Table (designed to keep items chilled) for Martinez Dining Room

Dining Room Needs

  • The Pittsburg Dining Room is in need of eight (8) matching round tablecloths (floral design preferred by DRM)
  • Aprons for Volunteers and Donors
  • Feed a client for a week
  • Feed a client for a month
  • Feed a family of four for a month
  • Fund a Community Meal for Clients
  • Feed a client for a year

Culinary Arts Program

  • Students Chef Coats
  • Knife Kits for each student
  • One Week Food Supplies for Culinary Arts Program Class
  • Sponsor a Semester for 10 Culinary Arts Program Class

Send a Check

Since 1983 we have provided 4.5 Million Hot Nutritious Meals to the hungry of Contra Costa County. Because of your assistance, we are able to serve 650 meals a day in five locations!

Please make checks payable to:

Loaves and Fishes of Contra Costa
Mail to:
835 Ferry Street, Martinez, CA 94553

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