East Contra Costa County
Serving Seniors in East Contra Costa County
East Contra Costa County
At Meals on Wheels of Contra Costa, we have the privilege of supporting and working for over 780 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.
Contra Costa County is one of the larger counties within the state of California. Within East Contra Costa County, there are approximately 150,000 residents. We are lucky to help serve some of the senior population within this area, providing meal delivery services, nutritional resources, and various other connections that help ease food insecurity. On average we provided over 248,000 meals each year in this area.
While all of Contra Costa County is known for its beauty, there are many attractions with local beauty as their focal point. The waterways and hiking trails around these communities allow everyone to enjoy the nature that the area has to offer. Here are some of the more notable attractions within East Contra Costa County.
East Contra Costa Historical Society Museum is located in Pittsburg, California, and you’ll find a wide variety of items on display related to the history of East Contra Costa County. This is an excellent place to start your research if you’re looking for information about Pittsburg’s history. The museum also has an extensive collection of old photos, maps, and other items to help visitors better understand the area’s past.
You’ll find a wide variety of items on display relating to East Contra Costa County and the city of Pittsburg in particular. Numerous artifacts highlight local history, including vintage cars, radios, newspapers, and more. Visitors can also participate in special events throughout the year and explore various educational programs designed to provide insight into East Contra Costa County’s rich heritage.
If you are looking for a place to explore, hike, and have fun with your family, the Round Valley Regional Preserve is the perfect place for you. In addition to hiking trails, visitors can enjoy watching wildlife in the preserve’s two lakes and playing on the playground.
There are also lots of camping opportunities available at Round Valley Regional Preserve; as long as you have a reservation, you can camp out under the stars. There are also several picnic areas where you can enjoy a meal out under the trees. If you want to get out of the heat and air conditioning of the city and spend some time outdoors, this is a great place to go.
Black Diamond Mines Regional Preserve is a place for hiking, biking, exploring, and more. The preserve is home to many natural wonders, including the Black Diamond Mine (a coal mine used from the mid-1800s to the early 1900s), and it is close to Mount Diablo. This area has plenty of places to explore and things to do, so if you’re looking for a new adventure, Black Diamond Mines Regional Preserve is the perfect destination.
Visit the visitor center for maps and information about where to go next. You can also organize a self-guided hike or bike tour on the preserve’s trails. The preserve has miles of trails that are open all year round on its 6,000 acres, allowing you to explore as much of it as you like. You also have access to picnic areas with tables and grills where you can enjoy your lunch or afternoon snack.
Partnering with Meals on Wheels Diablo Region
The amazing people and volunteers of Meals on Wheels Diablo Region have been our partners for over 30 years and manage many of the service activities in the cities we serve throughout East Contra Costa County. They not only prepare and deliver the meals to the residents here, but they also provide visitor services to each senior that takes advantage of our resources.
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
Areas We Serve
There are many small towns and cities that make up the community of East Contra Costa County. Here are some of the areas we serve within that community and a little information about each.
Bay Point, California
Bay Point is an area that is just shy of ten square miles of space, but it is home to just over 25,000 residents. This area is generally younger than many of the other cities in Contra Costa County, with the median age of residents being just over 30 years old. The city, originally known as Bella Vista, became official when the school district was formed in 1857.
Pittsburg, California, is home to just over 70,000 people. It was incorporated in 1903 and is just under 20 square miles in size. Like the more famous Pittsburgh in Pennsylvania, it is also an industrial town. However, this Pittsburg is located along Suisun Bay’s southern shore. The city has been known for its coal and industry since the 1800s and is home to massive industrial companies even today. Two of the biggest are Corteva and USS-POSCO.
Bethel Island, California
Located just a few miles east of Antioch is Bethel Island, California. The population of this area is just under 4,000 residents, but considering the size is only 3,500 acres, the population fits the space. As with most islands, the city is known for its water, and fishing is something people flock to the area for all year long. Plus, the views, the water sports, the wildlife, and the recreation on the island are second-to-none anywhere else in the area.
Knightsen, California, is known for having almost the same number of people as horses. The city is a mere 8.5 square miles, but many parts offer open pastures that cater to the equestrians in the area. It even boasts the oldest 4-H chapter anywhere in California. Since its founding in 1898, the area has grown to include farms, dairies, and a wide range of crops, such as almonds, grapes, and apricots. NFL player Jeremy Newberry also resides in Knightsen.
The beautiful city of Brentwood, California, is home to over 60,000 residents in its 15 square miles of space. This suburb of Oakland was incorporated in 1948, although its first post office came in 1878. Many historic buildings are still within their perimeter, adding to the city’s charm. Brentwood is home to many festivals throughout the year and a solid connection to the arts and local culture.
Byron sits on 6.5 square miles and is home to more than 2,000 residents. The town was founded back in 1878 when railroad tracks were laid by the Tulare Railroad Company and the San Pablo Railroad Company. The area is known for its diversity and excellent schools. It is also known for its fertile lands that allow dozens of fruit trees and vegetable varieties to be grown.
Discovery Bay, California
Around 16,000 residents call Discovery Bay, California home. The area is approximately 7 square miles and offers a more rural lifestyle than many neighboring communities. Discovery Bay was planned out and man-made to initially be a resort. Plans began in 1964 with the area known as Riverside, and the community has since flipped to Discovery Bay. The area has limited amenities but has one private and three public schools, a full marina, a business park, and two shopping centers. However, the views from the area are fabulous.
Oakley is home to more than 40,000 residents and covers a little more than 16 square miles. It was incorporated in 1999 and is the most recently incorporated city within Contra Costa County. However, it also has roots that date back to prehistoric times based on what archaeologists have found in the area. It is almost perfectly centered in Contra Costa County, as it is 55 miles south from the city of Sacramento, as well as 55 miles east from the city of San Francisco.
Antioch, California, is a city right off the San Joaquin River that is home to over 100,000 people. Many shops, restaurants, and businesses are nestled in its 30 square miles. The area is best known as a gateway to what is known as the California Delta. The place where the Sacramento and San Juaquin Rivers meet up before hitting the Pacific Ocean is beautiful for residents and visitors alike.
Meals on Wheels of Contra Costa is Here to Help
Please reach out to us here at Meals on Wheels of Contra Costa for anyone with the time or monetary resources to volunteer. The fantastic volunteers are a big part of what helps keep us going, allowing us to provide our services to seniors in need.
If you are looking for a meal delivery service in Contra Costa County, please reach out as well. We are dedicated to helping seniors with their daily meals and caring for those who need help with additional resources across East Contra Costa County. Contact us now for more information.
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