Summer Food Box Drive 2019 – 5/12–6/30

This summer Monument Crisis Center is addressing a need that has become apparent in their clients in the past several years.  Most of MCC’s clients are at risk families who experience added food insecurity in the summer as children are home and unable to participate in free or discounted lunch programs at school.  As a result, MCC will be collecting Summer Food Boxes again this summer.  This... READ MORE »

Stories Matter: the love does Service Project

Recently, the Lafayette-Orinda Presbyterian Church (LOPC) launched a new service opportunity called “Love Does Day” which kicked off at CCIH’s Garden Park Apartments (GPA). The enthusiastic and committed LOPC volunteers built planter boxes and benches, painted administrative offices, added new bark dust to well-worn paths, and organized the Youth Enrichment Center Library - all of which... READ MORE »

Multi-faith ACTION Coalition website

The Multi-faith ACTION Coalition (MFAC) is celebrating its first five years of working to eliminate poverty in Contra Costa County. Read on for a statement about their new website, a survey contest, and plans for the... READ MORE »

Our Mission Trip to Zimbabwe (2018)

Phil Hunter's account of the Zimbabwe Mission team’s recent trip: Upon our arrival in Harare, the capital of Zimbabwe, we were greeted with the headline that the price of bread went from $1 to $4 over a matter of weeks. Rapid inflation is gripping the country again, leading to dramatic price increases and a variety of shortages throughout the country. Many gas stations sold no gas, since... READ MORE »