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How You Can Help Now

During this difficult time, the City of Walnut Creek is hearing from so many residents asking what they can do right now to help friends, family and strangers alike get through this period of sheltering at home.  While the usual path to volunteering and providing support may not be available, there is plenty people can do right now.

Stay in touch

Reach out and call a neighbor or friend who might need extra help or the gift of some conversation.


Give blood

The American Red Cross now faces a blood shortage due to an unprecedented number of blood drive cancellations. Healthy individuals are needed to donate blood now


Feed those in need

The number of families in need of food has grown exponentially in recent weeks.  Consider helping these local organizations:

The Food Bank of Contra Costa and Solano Counties saw a 50% increase in the number of families needing assistance in just the first 2 weeks of this event. 

Monument Crisis Center is accepting donations of perishable and non-perishable food. 

White Pony Express continues to operate its programs and needs volunteers and donations.  

Meals on Wheels Diablo Region is delivering meals and other supplies, and providing friendly visitor phone calls.  

Trinity Center services for members of our homeless community are vital now more than ever.  Consider buying a gift card from an open local restaurant and donating it to Trinity Center.  


Support other non-profits

Like local businesses, many of our favorite non-profit organizations are now closed.  A financial contribution can help these important groups sustain their operations through this challenge.

Animals (Pets & Wildlife)

Animal Rescue Foundation (ARF)         

Community Concern for Cats      

Lindsay Wildlife Experience        


Arts & Culture

California Symphony         

Clay Arts Guild                    

Community Arts Foundation       

Contra Costa Musical Theatre    

Diablo Ballet                        

Diablo Regional Arts Assn.         

Festival Opera                     

Walnut Creek Historical Society 

Walnut Creek Library Foundation         


Community Resources

Cancer Support Community       

Food Bank of Contra Costa & Solano   

Meals on Wheels Diablo Region

Monument Crisis Center   

Trinity Center Walnut Creek        

White Pony Express            



Friends of the Creeks        

Gardens at Heather Farm 

Ruth Bancroft Garden       

Save Mount Diablo            

Walnut Creek Open Space Foundation

Sustainable Contra Costa 

Sustainable Rossmoor      

Sustainable Walnut Creek