Donate Food and/or Medical Supplies

 

FOOD SUPPLIES

If you are able to donate food supplies or medical supplies to help those in need in our community as well as our local healthcare providers and hospitals, the need is great.  Food should be donated directly to local pantries (local pantries link) to serve local families, seniors and homeless.  PLEASE DO NOT DONATE OPENED FOOD ITEMS OR FOOD THAT IS PAST ITS' EXPIRATION DATE.

 Example of Non-Perishable Food Items 

     ·        Cereal 7-10 ounces

·        Oatmeal Packets

·        Chili Beans or Beef Stew 15 Ounces

·        Canned Soup 10.75 Ounces

·        Mac & Cheese 7.5 Ounces

·        Canned Fruit 15 Ounces

·        Canned Chicken 5 Ounces

·        Canned Tuna 5 Ounces

·        Pasta Sauce or Tomato Sauce 15 Ounces

·        Spaghetti 1 Pound Bag

·        Cup of Noodles

·        Canned Corn 7.5 Ounces

·        Canned Green Beans 7.5 Ounces

·        Dried Pinto Beans 1 Pound Bag

·        Dried Rice Long Grain White 1 Pound Bag

·        Peanut Butter 12 Ounces

·        Juice Boxes 6 Ounces

·        Small Snacks, Granola Bars, Nuts

·        Rice Krispie Treats, Fruit Packs (Must be individual packs)

·        16.9 Ounce or Smaller Bottled Water

Food supplies can be dropped off at the pantry locations throughout the county.  


MEDICAL SUPPLIES AND MASKS (UNOPENED ITEMS)

Local Monterey County hospitals are very appreciative of some key protective medical supplies that are in particular short in supply which are specific to protection from the COVID-19 virus.  Medical supplies most needed at this time are listed below and can be dropped off at three locations convenient to you.  

Medical Supplies 

    ·        Latex gloves

·        Goggles

·        Masks - preferably N95, but all types are helpful

·        Hand sanitizers and wipes

Monterey:

     Shoreline Church, 2500 Garden Road, Monterey, CA  93940  Ph: 831.655.0100

          Hours: Mon-Fri, 9am-4pm, or Tues & Thurs from 12:30-2:30pm at food pantry

Salinas:

     Peacock Acres, 830 Park Row, Salinas, CA  93901  Ph:  831.754.3635

     Salinas Warming Shelter, Corner of W. Alisal Drive & Church Street, Salinas, CA     93901  Ph:  831.578.0019

          Hours: Mon-Fri, 9am-4pm, or Tues & Thurs from 12:30-2:30pm at food pantry


CLOTH MASKS

    Cloth masks are a wonderful gift for both personal use as well as for workers who are serving at local shelters, delivering food to the homeless, preparing food or simply for wearing to the grocery store if absolutely needed.  If you are in need of one or several masks for one of these purposes, please visit the website www.masksformontereycounty.org and submit your request online.  Several gracious sewers are making these creative masks for our communities and have been granted materials from the MPC Design programs to help with the masks.  If you have extra fabrics or cotton materials or remnants you would like to donate, please clean the fabric in a warm wash, and let us know so we can make arrangements to pick up the fabric as well as elastic bank materials.  Thank you in advance.

     Masks for Monterey