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Meals on Wheels of the Salinas Valley, Inc.


Delivering Meals, Nurturing Hearts & Nourishing Home bound Seniors

The Big Idea

Meals on Wheels of the Salinas Valley is an essential service serving the most vulnerable and forgotten members of our community. Meals on Wheels continues to enhance their home-delivered meal program for seniors, with successful programs such as Art and About, through which musicians accompany volunteers on their meal delivery route to perform and serenade—truly moving for clients who may be isolated. In 2019, the organization launched a pilot program to serve locally prepared meals by their friends at Meals on Wheels of the Monterey Peninsula. It was a success, and now all meals are prepared by their neighbor agency. They also provide PetMeals in collaboration with the SPCA of Monterey County, delivering pet food to clients who need it. The nonprofit is raising funds to purchase a van/suv for their Big Wheels Keep on Rollin program.

Without Meals on Wheels, I don’t know what I would do. I don’t drive, and I have difficulty walking.

- a Salinas client

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.