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  Resources for Richmond Residents from Richmond Main Street Initiative
March 20, 2020

Dear Richmonders, 

Please check out resources for Richmond residents, business owners, employees compiled by Richmond Main Street here. Click on any drop down menu to access information ranging from safety updates, health guidelines, food access, housing/utilities/internet assistance, student/youth support, emotional well being support.

Disclaimer & Acknowledgements
The content of this page is intended to assist in sharing information about resources available to individuals and businesses in relation to the current coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Content is updated to the best of our ability and knowledge, and does not serve as an endorsement of any product, program, or business.
We have sourced many updates and links from local agencies and service providers. We give special thanks to Building Blocks for Kids, Fresh Approach, Contra Costa Health Services, Supervisor John Gioia, the Small Business Administration (San Francisco Office), National Main Street Center, Working Solutions, City of Richmond, RYSE Center, and more.
*please note* This list is a continual work in progress and will be updated daily to the best of our ability. If information is incorrect or a link is broken, kindly contact us; please make sure to provide detailed information and, if possible, correct info.

Below is what the website currently contains and will be updated regularly as new developments arise. 

Local, State, Federal Health & Safety Updates

Contra Costa County

City of Richmond

State of California

Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC)

Health Care Providers in Richmond

For all medical or safety emergencies, call 911

Small Business Administration’s Guidance for Businesses and Employers

Food Access Resources
If you are hungry and need food call 211 or 1 (855) 309-FOOD (3663)
WCCUSD Student Meal Pick-Up Directory & Food Resources 
Food Bank of Contra Costa & Solano, 1 (855) 309-FOOD (3663)
Richmond Emergency Food Pantry, (510) 235-9732
Meals on Wheels of Contra Costa, (866) 669-6697
Apply for CalFresh
Fresh Approach Mobile Farmers’ Market Routes effective March 18 

  • RICHMOND: Wednesdays: 10am – 2pm @ Richmond Public Library (325 Civic Center Plaza, btwn Macdonald & Nevin Ave)
  • SAN PABLO: Fridays, 10am-2pm @San Pablo City Hall (13831 San Pablo Ave)

Urban Tilth CSA

Housing, Utilities, Internet
State of California

City of Richmond

Contra Costa Housing Authority

  • Access HACCC’s COVID-19 responses at
  • HACCC offices are closed to the public. Staff and caseworkers are available via phone (925) 957-7001 or (925) 957-8001

Bay Area Legal Aid – Legal Advice Line 1 (888) 551-5554

PG&E –, 1 (877) 704-8470

EBMUD –, 1-866-403-2683

Republic Services –, (510) 262-7100

AT&T –

Comcast –


Verizon –

Metro T-Mobile –

School Closures & Student Resources

Online Educational & Recreation

Richmond Promise –

RYSE Center –

YES Nature to Neighborhoods –

East Bay Center for the Performing Arts – 

Emotional Support & Physical Well-Being
Family Justice Center – Support & workshops available via phone & virtual meetings

Contra Costa Crisis Center – Family support, grief counseling, resource connection & more

  • Call 211 or text HOPE to 20121

24/7 California Peer-Run Warm Line – Peer support & resource referral

Loving & Kindness Meditation – EnglishSpanish
East Bay Regional Parks – Parks & trails are open. Please practice social distancing protocols while outdoors. 

Thank you. 


Vivian C. Wong, M.U.P.
Executive Director
Richmond Main Street Initiative
Revitalizing Historic Downtown Richmond
1600 Nevin Plaza, Richmond, CA 94801
in the Downtown Richmond Visitor Center at Richmond BART
P: (510) 236-4049 | F: (510) 236-4052