About Us

Multi-Faith ACTION Coalition
Advocates & Communities Taking Initiative 4 Our Neighbors

Our Vision

We are a multi-faith coalition of Contra Costa County residents working together to address the root causes of poverty through advocacy and public policy change.  Our shared values and our experiences as faith groups providing food, shelter and other services make us strong voices for those in need.

Bring Multi-faith ACTION to your place of worship 
and learn more about poverty and how your members can help 

Poverty in Contra Costa County
A comprehensive presentation about poverty in our communities in 2015 is available.  Did you know that close to 132,000 people live below the federal poverty line in Contra Costa County?  That is approximately the same number of people who reside in Concord. Speakers will focus on housing and employment issues and how the Multi-faith ACTION Coalition is working to address the root causes of poverty.

A County of Plenty Yet Many Are Hungry And Without Basic Needs
This presentation will go deeper into the struggles of those living in poverty and include discussion about the barriers that exist for too many families in Contra Costa. Inadequate food, health care and education keep people from becoming self-sufficient.   You will learn how you can be part of building this coalition to take action and restore our community to reflect God's will.

Minimum Wage – A Living Wage
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. said, “No labor is menial unless you’re not getting adequate wages.”  What are the facts about jobs and wages in Contra Costa County?  Will raising the minimum wage help raise people out of poverty?  Many communities have raised their minimum wage and other initiatives are out there.  Learn what is being proposed that can help.

CONTACT US AT contactmfac@gmail.com

We are grateful to the members from these organizations that have participated in our efforts.


Antioch Christian Center
Christ the King Church
Clayton Valley Presbyterian Church
Community Presbyterian Church of Pittsburg
Concord United Methodist Church
Congregation B’nai Shalom
Congregation Beth Chaim
Congregation B'nai Tikvah
Danville Congregational Church
First Presbyterian Church of Concord
Grace Presbyterian Church
Hillcrest Congregational Church
Lafayette Christian Church
Lafayette Orinda Presbyterian Church
Lafayette United Methodist Church
Mt. Diablo Unitarian Universalist Church
Orinda Community Church (UCC)
Our Savior's Lutheran Church
Peace Lutheran Church
Pittsburg United Methodist Church
San Ramon Valley Islamic Center
San Ramon Valley United Methodist Church
Shell Ridge Community Church
St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church
St. Bonaventure Catholic Community
St. Catherine of Siena Parish
St. Ignatius of Antioch Church
St. Isidore Catholic Church
St. John Vianney Catholic Church
St. John's Episcopal Church
St. Michael's Episcopal Church
St. Paul's Episcopal Church
St. Perpetua Catholic Community
St. Timothy's Episcopal Church
Sufism Reoriented
Temple Beth Hillel
Temple Isaiah
The Interfaith Council of Contra Costa County (ICCCC)
Walnut Creek Islamic Center
Walnut Creek Presbyterian Church
Walnut Creek United Methodist Church
Ygnacio Valley Presbyterian Church

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