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Nov 9 - Dec 31, 2023

Carmel Foundation


The Carmel Foundation's mission is to provide a place for members to gather and enjoy a variety of activities and services in an environment of respect and camaraderie; it's a place to call "home."

The Big Idea

The population of older adults in Monterey County – and around the world – is growing rapidly both in absolute numbers and as a percentage of the population. The California Department on Aging states that by 2030, 10.8 million Californians will be aged 60 or older, representing one quarter of the state’s population. As the population continues to grow older and live longer, those who are on fixed incomes and/or relying on small retirement savings are finding that the cost of living, especially in our region, is outpacing their incomes. Because of this, it is more vital than ever to provide access to healthy low-cost meals to those most at risk of malnutrition. Our Big Idea is to provide seniors access to nutritious meals they can afford. We will do so by offering on-site dining, meals that can be picked up curbside and meals delivered to homes by friendly volunteers.

I love the variety of the fresh and delicious meals at The Carmel Foundation. I enjoy eating my meals in the dining room because there is always someone to visit and converse with. The serving sizes of the meals are suitable for seniors and very affordable.

- Maria Bennett