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Meals on Wheels of the Salinas Valley, Inc.


Delivering Meals, Nurturing Hearts & Nourishing Homebound Seniors

The Big Idea

Meals on Wheels of the Salinas Valley (MOWSV) is invested in building more collaborative projects with other nonprofits. Recently they began working with neighboring Meals on Wheels of the Monterey Peninsula (MOWMP) to launch a pilot program serving locally prepared meals to clients in North County. The pilot has been such a success that they expanded it to include all rural clients, and the goal is to have the staff at the Sally Griffin Active Living Center in Pacific Grove—where MOWMP is based—prepare all of MOWSV’s meals served. Another collaboration, Art and About, launched in June, partnering with the Arts Council for Monterey County to get musicians to accompany volunteers doing meal-delivery routes, bringing live musical performances to homebound clients. They also work with the SPCA for Monterey County to provide pet food, the Food Bank for Monterey County to provide fresh produce and Monterey County Free Libraries to deliver books.

All the folks who deliver my meals are courteous and professional. They do not treat me like a burden or a problem. They always ask how I’m doing or if I’m OK.

- rural 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 $5.3 million for 163 local nonprofits in 2019.

MCGives! has now raised and contributed over $27 million dollars since its inception ten years ago. That’s astounding. And wonderful.

Look for the 2020 Monterey County Gives! RFP (for applying nonprofits) in the Monterey County Weekly this June/July. Monterey County Gives! 2020 campaign kicks off in early November.

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