Food Security

Ensuring all residents have enough food

One in eight Contra Costa County residents doesn’t have enough to eat on a reliable basis. Lack of access to affordable and healthy food greatly impacts a child’s ability to learn and a parent’s ability to parent and to perform well at work. Policies that reduce food insecurity, including wage increases and expanding the availability and affordability of nutritious food, will greatly help to reduce or prevent hunger.

Our policy priorities include:

  • Access to affordable and healthy food
  • Increase food supply
  • Community gardens and cottage food
  • Access to school food programs



Current Activities:

Ensuring Opportunity is working in collaboration with the county Employment & Human Services Dept., Multi-Faith ACTION Coalition, Food Bank, Family Economic Security Partnership & other Ensuring Opportunity partners to increase CalFresh enrollment. Read our key achievements to date to learn more: Contra Costa CalFresh Partnership Key Achievements 2013-2016

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