Loaves and Fishes of Contra Costa County began in 1983 and has grown to serve free hot nutritious meals from dining rooms located throughout Contra Costa County as well as providing meals to three partner agencies in the county. The mission of Loaves & Fishes is "to feed the hungry of Contra Costa County by providing free meals at dining facilities in local communities where there is need."
Loaves and Fishes is serving 700-800 meals per day, up from 400 in 2009. The need for their services is greater today than at any time in the past, due to the economic crisis and California’s and the County’s budgetary problems. More and more people come to their dining rooms for a hot nutritious meal.
The organization is holding a summer Garden Party at Moraga's Hacienda de las Flores to help raise money for its operations.