WCCUSD expands food service sites to meet high demand

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The West Contra Costa Unified School District, 1108 Bissell Ave.

By Kathy Chouteau

The West Contra Costa Unified School District (WCCUSD) has announced that it has expanded its food service program during the COVID-19 school closures to include eight new locations. The additions come as the WCCUSD works to meet high demand at its meal pick-up sites, which will now total 17 in all.

“Last week, we served more than 43,000 meals to children in this community,” said WCCUSD Superintendent Matthew Duffy in a statement late Tuesday. “Yesterday, more than 12,000 meals were served, putting us on a pace to distribute more than 70,000 meals this week.”

To-go breakfast and lunch meals will continue to be served Monday through Friday to any child 18 and under, regardless of their socio-economic status or the school they attend. These are the new meal pick-up locations (check each site for hours):

  • Ephesians COGIC, 2887 Foothill Ave., Richmond, Noon to 2 p.m.
  • GRIP Family Housing, 165 22nd St., Richmond, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
  • Independent Holiness Church, 605 S. 16th St., Richmond, Noon to 2 p.m.
  • McGlothen Temple COGIC, 1443 Fred Jackson Way, Richmond, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
  • Pilgrim Rest MBC, 831 S. 43rd St., Richmond, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
  • Sion Miracle Temple COGIC , 1320 Sanford Avenue, San Pablo, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
  • Richmond Roadrunners, 492 A Street, Richmond, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
  • Zion Hill MBC , 5150 Bayview Ave., Richmond, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.

To-go meals can also be picked up between 11 a.m.-1 p.m. at these existing WCCUSD distribution sites:

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

For more info, visit the WCCUSD’s website.