Attention Monterey County Nonprofits
Monterey County Gives! launches November 10th, 2022.
The RFP for 2022 is now closed.
-The MCGives! Team
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.
During the pandemic, digital connectivity became a lifeline for so many people – to work, to communicate, to remain social. Loaves, Fishes & Computers (LFC) is focused on helping everyone, regardless of income level or age, cross the digital divide. They understand it’s not easy for everyone to gain access to technology or feel confident using it. That’s why LFC provides technology and digital literacy training as well as devices to those in need. Early in the pandemic shutdown, LFC ran out of devices to distribute, showing the demand for their services. Now the nonprofit wants to expand its programs so that everyone may gain access to the technology they need and deserve.
The personal tutoring that LFC’s computer instructors provided gave me confidence to initiate programs by myself. For example, I was responding to Zoom but not generating invitations. Now I can! By having someone demonstrate each new process, I was able to overcome my fear of doing the wrong thing or getting lost.
- Leah Novick