Community Service Day

Community Service Day 2020 to focus on feeding the hungryCommunity Service Day Food Drive logo

We are dedicating Community Service Day 2020 to one HUGE project - a citywide food drive.

Hunger is a growing problem in our community due to the ongoing impacts of Covid-19. Requests for food are up by 50% according to the Food Bank of Contra Costa and Solano.

Join us on Saturday, October 10 in making a difference in the fight against hunger. Questions? Contact Gayle Vassar, 925-671-5229.

How to volunteer
(to register for any of these projects, and for more information, click here or choose the CSD Projects link in the left menu)

  • Organize a food drive by distributing bags to neighbors, family and/or friends in advance
  • Help staff a “pop-up food drive” at one of our local grocery stores. 
  • Volunteer at the “contactless food drive” at Pleasant Hill Park. 

How to donate

Contactless Food Drive at Pleasant Hill Park.  Put your donation in the trunk of your car – drive up to the collection site at Pleasant Hill Park, 147 Gregory Lane, between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. Saturday, October 10, pop your trunk, and we’ll take it from there!

Pop-up Food Drive at local grocery stores.  When you’re doing your morning shopping, buy some extra items and drop them in the Food Bank bins in front of the store between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m.  Saturday, October 10 (just look for the signs and friendly volunteers).  Thanks to the following stores for supporting this:

  • Grocery Outlet, 1671 Contra Costa Boulevard
  • Safeway, 600 Patterson Boulevard
  • Safeway, 707 Contra Costa Boulevard
  • Safeway, 1978 Contra Costa Boulevard

Virtual Food Drive Can't donate food? Consider making a donation online at our special Food Drive webpage.

About Community Service Day

Launched in 2005 by Mayor Michael Harris and coordinated by the Civic Action Commission, CSD is a day where members of the community of all ages come together to volunteer their time for a variety of worthy causes and projects.

Over the past 15 years, more than 42,250 volunteer hours have been logged to improve the Pleasant Hill community. Together we have:

Cleaned up neighborhoods, schools, parks, and creeks

Planted scores of beautiful trees

Landscaped parks and organic gardens

Repaired over 1,000 bicycles for donation to children

Donated blood to save dozens of lives

Collected over 19 tons of food for the Food Bank of Contra Costa & Solano

Helped children and seniors in need

For more information about the event, contact Gayle Vassar at or call (925) 671-5229.