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Everyone's Harvest

Mission

Everyone's Harvest's mission is to provide access to healthy, affordable fruits and vegetables through certified farmers’ markets and community food programs.

The Big Idea

Healthy, fresh food should be for everyone, regardless of age, race and economics. Everyone’s Harvest aims to meet the challenge of food insecurity in local communities through innovative nutrition programs that create partnerships between farmers markets and health care organizations. That means at the nonprofit’s six farmers markets—serving more than 2,500 families each week in Salinas, Marina, Seaside and Pacific Grove—low-income families can use public food assistance benefits and expand their buying power through Market Match. The Big Idea is to empower families in need, giving access to fresh fruits and veggies from the markets using Fresh Rx “prescriptions,” in collaboration with local physicians and health care partners.

Thanks to Everyone’s Harvest, I can ‘prescribe’ the best ‘medicine’ for my patients: fresh organic fruits and vegetables in our farmers markets. On behalf of my patients, our most sincere gratitude.

- Dr. Pedro Moreno, University of California obesity prevention champion, provider fellow, family physician, Alisal Health Center

We’re In This Together.

Nonprofits are more important that ever in this trying time. Monterey County Gives! was created to support the local nonprofit community's Big Ideas (and programs). And thanks to your participation and generosity, Monterey County Gives! raised over $5.3 million for 163 local nonprofits in 2019.

MCGives! has now raised and contributed over $27 million dollars since its inception ten years ago. That’s astounding. And wonderful.

Look for the 2020 Monterey County Gives! RFP (for applying nonprofits) in the Monterey County Weekly this June/July. Monterey County Gives! 2020 campaign kicks off in early November.

Thank you to all our Partners, Sponsors, nonprofit Board Directors, staff and volunteers — and each of our 4,902 donors. We did it, together.