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Food Bank for Monterey County

Mission

Our mission is “to lead community efforts in the awareness and elimination of hunger in Monterey County” by providing food that assuages hunger and addresses nutritional concerns.

The Big Idea

Monterey ranks among the worst of California’s 58 counties in food insecurity, child poverty and incidence of Type 2 diabetes. The Food Bank for Monterey County provides free, easily accessible, fresh produce for struggling locals who are high risk for hunger and chronic illnesses caused by insufficient nutrition, particularly children, seniors, veterans, homeless persons and farmworkers. In addition to their countywide free farmers markets, the Food Bank also operates Farmworkers Mobile Produce Pantry, which delivers fresh produce directly to field workers where they are—in the fields—at the end of the work day, as well as senior and youth markets that deliver healthy food to senior centers and school programs, respectively. 

I had a heart attack but struggled to eat healthfully on a fixed income. The Food Bank always has produce—it is truly lifesaving.

- Anonymous

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

APPLY FOR Monterey County Gives!

The 2020 Monterey County Gives! RFP (for applying nonprofits) is active until August 1. Monterey County Gives! 2020 campaign kicks off in early November.