Restaurants that Accept EBT in Contra Costa County

If you currently live in Contra Costa County and receive CalFresh benefits we have great news! Your CalFresh EBT Card or Golden State Advantage card can be used at select restaurants and fast food places if you meet the eligibility criteria. In this post, we will explain in detail how the Restaurant Meals Program (RMP) works in Contra Costa County and how you can qualify to use your EBT at these restaurants. In addition, we will provide you a complete list of food places and restaurants that Accept EBT in Contra Costa county, including in the cities of Antioch, Concord and Pittsburg.

First, we are going to explain what the California Restaurant Meals program is about and which counties are participating.

Second, we will explain the requirements for the RMP and how you can use your CalFresh EBT at these restaurants.

Finally, we will provide you a complete list of restaurants that Accept EBT in Contra Costa county.

The list includes restaurants in the following Contra Costa County cities:

  • Antioch
  • Concord
  • Pittsburg
  • Richmond

All you need to do is scroll down and find the city where you live or a nearby city and you will see the list of restaurants that accept EBT there.

"What fast food places accept CalFresh EBT in Contra Costa County"

California Restaurant Meals Program

The Restaurant Meals Program (RMP) allows CalFresh recipients who are 60 years of age or older, disabled, or homeless to use their CalFresh benefits to purchase lower cost prepared meals at approved participating restaurants.

If you fit one of the groups described above, you can use your CalFresh California EBT card at select restaurants and fast-food chains within the state.

As of September 1, 2021, the RMP has expanded to a statewide program and is managed by the California Department of Social Services (CDSS).

Therefore, restaurant vendors who are federally approved may participate in the RMP statewide, within all 58 counties in California.

As of November 2023, the restaurant meals program is active in 39 counties in California, with the CDSS working to bring the program to all 58 counties in the near future.

Currently, the restaurant meals program is active in the following counties:

California Restaurant Meals Program Requirements

To use your CalFresh Golden State Advantage EBT Card at restaurants and fast-food chains in Contra Costa county, you must first meet certain requirements.

To be eligible for the Restaurant Meals Program, you must:

  • Currently be enrolled and receiving CalFresh benefits
  • Have an active California EBT Card
  • Be homeless, elderly (age 60 or older), or disabled

If you do not meet the requirements listed above, you are not eligible to use your California EBT Card at restaurants and fast food chains.

How to use your EBT Card at Restaurants in Contra Costa county

Using your EBT Card to purchase hot meals at restaurants and fast food locations is easy.

Here’s what you do:

  1. Find a participating restaurant or fast food chain near you. Eligible locations will display the Restaurant Meals sign (pictured below).
  2. Purchase hot meals – breakfast, lunch, or dinner at the restaurant by using your California EBT Card at checkout.
  3. Follow the instructions and enter your 4-digit EBT Card PIN to complete your purchase.
  4. Get your receipt to see the remaining balance on your EBT Card CalFresh benefits account.

"California Restaurant Meals Program"

List of Restaurants that Accept EBT in Contra Costa County

Currently, there are 4 restaurant and fast food locations that accept Calfresh EBT in Contra Costa County, CA.

We have listed below the restaurants that accept CalFresh EBT in Contra Costa.

Scroll down to find a nearby restaurant that accept CalFresh EBT.

Popeyes

5019 Lone Tree Way
Antioch, CA 94531

Popeyes

1283 E Leland Road
Pittsburg, CA 94565

Subway

1701 Monument Blvd, Suite A
Concord, CA 94520

Vibe Bistro

1503 MacDonald Ave, Suite B
Richmond, CA 94801

The CDSS plans to approve more restaurants in Contra Costa county for the RMP program.

We will update this post as more restaurants are added.

Get Free Food in Contra Costa County

If your household is struggling and needing additional food assistance, the Community Produce program is one way to get more food.

Community Produce Program

Families and individuals can pick up 15-20 pounds of FREE fresh produce twice a month.

You are required to choose ONE location to receive produce.

Here’s a list of some of the locations by city.

Antioch

Carmen Dragon Elementary School
4721 Vista Grande Dr.
Antioch, CA 94531
Open: 2nd & 4th Saturday 12:00-1:00pm. Please bring two bags with handles.

Jubilee Christian Center
11 Texas St.
Antioch, CA 94509
Open: 2nd & 4th Wednesday 2:00-3:00pm. Please bring two bags with handles.

Templo Santo Community Church
201 E 18th St.
Antioch, CA 94509
Open: 2nd & 4th Saturday 10:00-11:00am. Please bring two bags with handles.

Richmond

Kennedy High School
4300 Cutting Blvd.
Richmond, CA 94804
Open: 1st & 3rd Saturday 2:00-3:00pm. Enter down S 45th St, Richmond.
Non-perishable food will be distributed on the 3rd Saturday. Please bring two bags with handles.

Living Hope Neighborhood Church
2800 Rheem Ave.
Richmond, CA 94804
Open: 1st & 3rd Saturday 10:00-11:00am. (Closed: Jan 1). Please bring two bags with handles.

Sojourner Truth Presbyterian Church
2621 Shane Dr.
Richmond, CA 94806
Open: 1st & 3rd Saturday 12:00-1:00pm. Please bring two bags with handles.

Concord

Monument Crisis Center
1990 Market St.
Concord, CA 94520
Open: 2nd & 4th Monday 2:00-3:00pm. (Closed: Dec 25). Please bring two bags with handles.

Mt. Diablo High School
2611 E St.
Concord, CA 94520
Open: 1st & 3rd Saturday 2:00-3:00pm. Please bring two bags with handles.

St. Bonaventure’s Church
5562 Clayton Rd.
Concord, CA 94521

Open: 1st & 3rd Wednesday 4:00-5:00pm. Please bring two bags with handles.

Click here for the full list of community produce program locations.

Restaurants that Accept EBT in Contra Costa county Summary

Here’s the bottom line:

The Contra Costa county Restaurant Meals program applies to those who are homeless, elderly (age 60 or older), or disabled.

If you are one of the groups above and have an active California EBT Card, you can use your CalFresh benefits to buy food at select restaurants.

This includes hot food that can be eaten at the premises.

Currently, 39 counties in California participate in the program, including Contra Costa county.

Questions?

We hope this post on restaurants that accept EBT in Contra Costa county was helpful.

If you have further questions about CalFresh or California EBT Card, please let us know in the comments section below.

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