Dear Friends,

Over this past month, I have been incredibly inspired at the outpouring of support from our community. From groups of friends sewing masks for our volunteers and staff, to individuals donating funds to keep our doors open, Contra Costa residents have gone above and beyond to show their support for seniors.

The seniors we serve rely on our services now more than ever as they are further isolated from friends and family. We have also seen a huge increase in the number of requests for meal delivery as seniors that were independent before this crisis are finding themselves newly homebound as a result of the stay at home order.

Our Nutrition Services team is working extra hours to respond to ensure we are increasing our services to meet the need. I am grateful to work with a dedicated group of people who answer the call to prevent hunger among older adults in our community.

I have also been encouraged by the innovative partnerships that have blossomed in responding to this pandemic. Read below to see how we have joined the City of Concord and Mt. Diablo Unified School District to provide meals and grocery delivery to seniors in Concord.

While this could easily be a time when everything going on in the world could get us down, I hope the stories included here lift your spirits as they do mine.