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Loaves, Fishes & Computers


Loaves, Fishes & Computers' (LFC) mission is to help individuals and families in our community overcome the digital and economic divides by providing low-to-no-cost computer systems, digital literacy classes, hands-on technology workshops, and technology assistance/computer repair for low-income individuals, families, seniors, veterans, children, people with disabilities and nonprofit organizations, while providing volunteers an encouraging and gratifying place to learn about Computer Science and Information Technology, and, with the help of academic partnering organizations, engage in exciting, new education and career opportunities

The Big Idea

There is a massive community need for communications, information and educational materials, especially during the Covid-19 pandemic, more than ever before. Just imagine a home with no computer—students cannot access distance learning, adults cannot search for employment, and a sense of isolation can grow without easy access to email and connectivity. In the first five months of shelter-in-place, LFC distributed 1,450 computers, impacting over 7,250 people in Monterey County.

I cannot thank you enough for your generous donation of the Levono flip computer. Words cannot express my gratitude. Your generous gift and benevolence were able to help have access to the world and communicating and making my life a lot easier. You have no idea how hard it has been through this COVID-19 pandemic without working equipment and without a computer. Especially since I’ve been quarantined since the beginning and here it is July. Not only have I had to be quarantined because I have an immune disease which is very serious, I am disabled and this will make my life so much easier. It’s sincere gratitude. I cannot thank you enough.

- Adrienne Elder

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 $7.8 million for 162 local nonprofits in 2020.

MCGives! has now raised and contributed over $35 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 7,578 donors. We did it, together.

The 2021 Campaign begins November 11.

APPLY FOR Monterey County Gives!

The 2021 Monterey County Gives! RFP (for applying nonprofits) is due by midnight July 31st. Monterey County Gives! 2021 campaign kicks off in early November.