eUpdate - April 6, 2020 
New Mapping Tool Locates Free/Low-Cost Food Sites 
Easily find food bank, school meal, senior center food distribution sites
As the economic toll of COVID-19 hits our communities hard, hunger is a growing concern.

Fortunately, free and low-cost food providers are ramping up their service, and doing this in a way that maintains social distancing.

To help you find food, Contra Costa County has a new  GIS (global information system) mapping tool. It can be used on any mobile device, just like searching for the nearest gas station or cafe on your phone.

Contra Costa County COVID-19 Food Distribution Map url:

The tool, developed by the County's IT Department, incorporates data from the Food Bank of Contra Costa and Solano, school districts, senior centers, and other food organizations.

It was developed in partnership with 211 Contra Costa, the crisis center. My office also contributed to the map's development.

Please distribute this map url widely! It is a community tool, and will be continually updated.

For additions or corrections to the map, please email  Dawn Hartley  with the County's GIS team, or Kate Rauch, in my office. 

Thank you for all your prevention efforts. Stay home and mask your face if you must go out.


C ounty Health Services COVID-19 Call Center: 844-729-8410

Don't hesitate to call or  email my office for assistance. 510-231-8686

John Gioia
Supervisor, District One 
Contra Costa County 
11780 San Pablo Avenue, Suite D 
El Cerrito, CA  94530 
510-231-8686 Phone