WCCUSD launches meal distribution service today; updates locations

WCCUSD launches meal distribution service today; updates locations
WCCUSD headquarters at 1108 Bissell Ave. in Richmond.

By Kathy Chouteau

Given the fluid, evolving landscape of COVID-19 related measures, the West Contra Costa Unified School District (WCCUSD) announced last night an update to its meal distribution sites during school closures.

Also announced—and in a show of solidarity—was that WCCUSD board members and Superintendent Matthew Duffy will lend an assist distributing food today at 11 a.m. at Richmond High School.

Starting today—Monday, March 16, 2020—the WCCUSD will distribute meals between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Monday through Friday until Friday, April 3 (or until further notice). Per the district, children under 18, regardless of the school they attend or socioeconomic status, can pick up food to-go at the following locations throughout West Contra Costa County during school closures:

  • Pinole Valley High School, 2900 Pinole Valley Road, Pinole, CA 94564
  • De Anza High School, 5000 Valley View Road, Richmond, CA 94803
  • Richmond High School, 1250 – 23rd Street, Richmond, CA 94804
  • Kennedy High School, 4300 Cutting Blvd., Richmond, CA 94804
  • Helms Middle School, 2500 Road 20, San Pablo, CA 94806
  • DeJean Middle School, 3400 Macdonald Ave., Richmond, CA 94805
  • Montalvin Elementary School, 300 Christine Drive, San Pablo, CA 94806
  • Riverside Elementary School, 1300 Amador Street, San Pablo, CA 94806
  • Nystrom Elementary School, 230 Harbour Way South, Richmond, CA 94804

According to the school district, food can be picked up, but not eaten, at the distribution points. The WCCUSD serves approximately 28,000 students in transitional kindergarten to twelfth grade. Nearly 72 percent of students are eligible for free or reduced price meals. For more info, visit the district’s website here.