Central Contra Costa County
Serving Seniors in Central Contra Costa County
Central Contra Costa County
Contra Costa County is home to over one million residents, and just over 500,000 of them live in Central Contra Costa County. This area is home to people from all walks of life who are ready and willing to help their community when the need arises. That is part of what makes Meals on Wheels of Contra Costa so incredibly grateful to be here. We have the privilege of supporting and working for over 1,100 residents. We love the clients we get to know and have the opportunity to help. Our goal is to be the organization that every member of our community can turn to when they need any type of help or support with food insecurity or aging resources.
While many of the communities within Central Contra Costa County have higher costs of living than the average across the United States, each of them caters to a senior population. This population is sometimes overlooked regarding the resources they need to live a long, healthy life. That is what we are here to help with. Turn to Meals on Wheels if you or anyone in your community is struggling with food insecurity. We will do everything we can to help. On average we provide over 243,000 meals each year in this area.
Mount Diablo is a mountain located in Contra Costa County, California. It is one of the tallest peaks in the eastern United States, at over 3,849 feet above sea level.
The Concord fault forms the mountain, which runs through the center of Contra Costa County. It is a popular hiking and camping destination because it has numerous trails and campsites.
The mountainous area is known for its scenic beauty and breathtaking views of the surrounding areas. Mount Diablo is a great place to visit with its vast array of hiking trails and beautiful trees if you’re looking for a natural landscape experience.
There are two main trails that visitors can choose from when visiting Mount Diablo. The first is the Golden Gate Ridge Trail, which connects to the Golden Gate National Recreation Area. The second is the Devil’s Staircase Trail, which begins at the top of Mount Diablo and ends at Panoramic Highway in Walnut Creek. There are also many other roads on Mount Diablo that visitors can explore on their own if they want to stay on their toes!
One of the most famous views of Mount Diablo is from McWay Falls. This impressive waterfall drops about 80 feet down into a deep canyon carved by rushing water.
The trail to McWay Falls also passes through a redwood forest that is full of old-growth trees. The scenery is stunning and a must-see for anyone that wants to visit the area.
Working with Meals on Wheels Diablo Region (nutrition and visitor services)
Meals on Wheels of Contra Costa is excited to partner with Meals on Wheels Diablo region all throughout Central Contra Costa County. They help provide all the nutrition and meal delivery services to the residents in the cities we operate in. They also provide the visitor services that our clients need to gain access to resources and to ensure everyone is getting enough to eat.
MEALS ON WHEELS DIABLO REGION
Concord, Martinez, Pacheco, Pleasant Hill, Walnut Creek, Lafayette, Orinda, Moraga, Alamo, Danville, San Ramon, Bay Point, Pittsburg, Antioch, Oakley, Brentwood, Byron, Knightsen, Bethel Island, & Discovery Bay.
Phone: (925) 937-8607
Cities We Operate In
Here is an overview of some of the fantastic communities we are privileged to be a part of in this area. If you or someone you know struggles with food insecurity, or you have the opportunity to volunteer in any of these communities, please contact Meals on Wheels of Contra Costa today! We would love to hear from you.
In an area that is just under ten square miles live the residents of Alamo, California. The population here is approximately 14,000 people, and while it is not yet incorporated, the city has existed since 1850. Alamo is an affluent community, as the average home price here is just over $3 million. However, many people in this tight-knit community volunteer to help those less fortunate.
Concord is known as one of the most populated cities within Contra Costa County. It has over 130,000 residents in just over 30 square miles of area. It is known for the farmer’s market, summertime free concerts, and many wonderful eateries that are sprinkled around the area. The city’s original name was Todos Santos, or All Saints, and it was changed to Concord in honor of the city in Massachusetts just one year after its foundation. There are two places that both residents and visitors enjoy when in Concord. The first is Six Flags Waterworld, and the other is known as Pixieland.
Claytonville is the original name of Clayton, California, which was founded back in 1857. It is just under four square miles in size and has a population that is approaching 15,000 residents. This community is near enough to the San Francisco Bay area that many residents go there for the sports and nightlife. Since its incorporation in 1964, one of the tenets of the residents in this small town is volunteerism. The residents often have events to help those in need and to remain strong as a community.
The area known as Danville, California, is just under 20 square miles, but boasts a population of nearly 50,000 residents. It was founded in 1858 and then incorporated in 1982. The area is known for the fertile soils that allow farms to grow in abundance. Danville has recently held the title of the safest California town for many years, much to the delight of locals.
Lafayette is 15 square miles of family-friendliness in the heart of Contra Costa County. The city was settled in 1848, and it was officially incorporated in 1968. There are approximately 25,000 residents within Lafayette, and the area is considered an Oakland suburb. It is known for its excellent school system, inclusivity, and respect among residents here to help everyone within the community grow and thrive.
The city of Moraga, California, is all about living and learning. Moraga is home to 15 different schools between the preschool and high school levels, plus it is the home of St. Mary’s College of California. The city has a population of approximately 20,000, with just over 20% of the population being retirees. It is also just shy of 10 square miles. Moraga was formally incorporated in 1974. The visitors and residents all tend to enjoy some of the amazing attractions Moraga has to offer, such as the popular farmer’s market and the Redwood Trail.
Orinda is a small community in Central Contra Costa County with a population of just about 20,000 residents. It is only 20 minutes from downtown San Francisco and makes for an easy commute for those who do not want to live in San Francisco proper. Orinda is just under 13 square miles, and it was officially incorporated in 1985. The city is known for its art deco collection at the Orinda Theatre, which has been painstakingly restored, and the California Shakespeare Theater.
Pacheco is a small town that is just 474 acres with a population of just under 5,000 residents. Approximately 15% of the residents of Pacheco are aged 65 or over. It sits at the top of San Francisco Bay and boasts that May, June, and September are the best months for visitors to come to town. The city is family-oriented, with excellent schools, a lot of diversity, and very little crime. It often falls on the best places to retire in California lists from various websites and magazines.
Pleasant Hill, California
Pleasant Hill was officially incorporated in November 1961. Today, the city is home to 35,000 residents. The city is just over seven square miles, all along the San Francisco Bay. On Wednesday evenings during the summer, there are often concerts and food trucks along the lake for both residents and visitors to enjoy. Pleasant Hill is among the most expensive suburbs to live in within California. It has a fantastic library system and is home to John F. Kennedy University.
One of the smaller cities within Central Contra Costa County is Rossmoor, a mere 1.5 square miles. It is home to approximately 12,000 residents and has a unique feature that sets it apart from other communities in the area. It is surrounded by a red brick wall delineating its borders from its neighbors, Seal Beach and Los Alamitos. Rossmoor is known for the community of senior citizens it has who are 55 years of age or older (around 10,000 of its 12,000 residents fall into this category). The city is all about beauty, comfort, serenity, and enjoyment for all who live there.
San Ramon, California
Many consider the small town of San Ramon the best place in the Bay Area to live. It is the perfect combination of size and beauty with a solid community base. San Ramon has over 80,000 residents who call it home, and it is just under 20 square miles in size. It was incorporated back in 1983 and is full of history. There are museums, a wilderness park, and farmer’s markets full of fresh food to enjoy. Plus, there are fantastic views of Mount Diablo from nearly the whole city.
Walnut Creek, California
Walnut Creek is 20 square miles of a combination of historic scenery and modern conveniences. Thanks to the myriad of highway connections within its borders, it is known as a hub to each of the neighboring communities, including Oakland, Alamo, Clayton, Concord, Lafayette, and Pleasant Hill. There are more than 70,000 residents that call the affluent community of Walnut Creek home. The residents and visitors can maneuver hiking trails, parks, horse trails, and bike lanes all around the city, plus it has access to a wide variety of public transportation options.
Contact Meals on Wheels of Contra Costa to Volunteer
If you have the opportunity to help in any of these or the surrounding communities, please contact Meals on Wheels of Contra Costa. We would love to have people come in who can volunteer funds, time, or both! Please reach out if you have any questions, and we look forward to hearing from you!
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