Nov 9 - Dec 31, 2017

Rice plus Project


Our vision is to help wipe out hunger, poverty, and provide basic necessities for the most under served people in Monterey and Santa Cruz counties.

The Big Idea

The “hidden hunger” of children and adults, who are too frail or too frightened or have no transportation to distribution sites, can be alleviated by using a truck for delivery directly to them

For over 22 years, Rice plus Project has provided life necessities of food, clothing, toiletries & furniture to thousands of people. Every month we use private vehicles to pick up 2000 pounds of rice and beans and foods from Whole Foods. These are then brought to the Community Room in Carmel where our multi-generational and multi-cultural volunteers pack these into two-pound bags. These goods are then loaded back onto cars, and delivered directly to residential sites and facilities for the homeless. The use of private vehicles is time consuming and random to organize. Volunteers knit hats and blankets and deliver these to the Natividad Birth Center. We also provide 700+ wrapped gifts for underprivileged children in December. The “hidden hunger” of too many Monterey County school children and adults of all ages who are too frail or too frightened or have no transportation to come to distribution sites can be alleviated by using a RpP delivery truck. A truck plus licensing fees, insurance, gas and maintenance will cost $25,500.

I have been volunteering with Rice plus Project for many years. When I deliver food and goods to families, I am so happy to see the joy on their faces. I am honored to be part of the RpP volunteers whose work I find so inspiring.

— Ana Camacho, Age 43, Marina