YOU DID IT!
You answered the call. A record number of donors raised a record total for 170 local nonprofits in the 2021 Monterey County Gives! campaign.
Thank you for stepping up.
-The Monterey County Gives! team.
Our mission is to empower seniors, disabled adults, and veterans to remain independent by nourishing their bodies, minds, and spirits to drive out hunger and isolation in our region.
Even before shelter-in-place orders, for many homebound community members, friendly visits and meal deliveries from Meals on Wheels of the Monterey Peninsula volunteers created a critical moment to check in and connect, as well as to receive healthy food. Those meal deliveries never stopped during the pandemic, and the Big Idea is to keep that mission going – getting healthy food to people who need it, at their doors.
Volunteering with MOWMP was a great experience that opened my eyes to a very important service that is being provided in our community. Throughout the drive, the volunteer driver enthusiastically explained all the places and people he has delivered to throughout the years, discussing all of the knowledge he has learned about aging through these individuals. I really enjoyed my time and am thankful for MOWMP’s offer to allow me to ride along. We all age and the services provided by Meals on Wheels of the Monterey Peninsula allows these individuals to have a sense of independence that I feel is very important.
- Alec Manas