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Meals on Wheels of the Monterey Peninsula

Mission

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.

The Big Idea

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

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.