Sunday, August 9, 2009

The Lemon Lady delivers fresh produce to many area food pantries...

My first concern is finding a pantry able to receive fresh produce. Not all pantries are open every day, nor do they all have commercial refrigerators to store perishable produce. If you are looking to donate fruits or vegetables, it is best to phone the individual pantry ahead of time to find their hours of operation and food distribution.

I've had wonderful experiences with The Salvation Army Food Pantry and SHARE Food Pantry because they consistently excel above and beyond the call of duty. They open their pantry doors and commercial refrigerators after hours and on weekends.

There is an abundance of produce to go around. The key is getting it from the tree to the hungry people of Contra Costa County. Fresh is best! Happy harvesting - and please Grow a Row For the Hungry. Call The Lemon Lady, or call a nearby food pantry. We deliver!

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Local Food Pantries Distribute Food
and Accept Walk-in Donations.

The Salvation Army - Concord Community Church
Produce donations accepted 5 days a week

3950 Clayton Road, (at West street)
Concord, CA 94521
(925) 676-6180

SHARE - At The First Christian Church
(closed Thursday, Saturday, Sunday)
Food Pantry, 3039 Willow Pass Road, Concord, CA 94519
(925) 827-4273‎

St. Bonaventure Church
Food Pantry Tuesday mornings only.
5562 Clayton Road, Concord, CA 94521
Phone: (925) 672-5800 * Fax: (925) 672-4606

Inside the: St. Francis of Assisi Church
860 Oak Grove Road, Concord, CA 94518
For those who need food or assistance:
Operated by: St. Vincent de Paul
(925) 682-5811
Mon-Thurs. 9 to 11 am,
Friday 1 to 3 PM, Sat. 9:30am to 11:30am

Queen of All Saints
Monday, Wednesday, Friday

2390 Grant St. (near Almond St.)
Concord, CA 94520
(925) 825-0350

Food Bank of Contra Costa and Solano:
(800) 870-FOOD

Where to get help:

This list only includes a few locations throughout Concord area. Please check Food Bank website for more info.