Community Bridges has been strengthening our diverse community through innovative human services since 1977. Our ten vital programs at 20 different sites met the needs of 22,000 children, families and seniors last year.
Community Bridges is a catalyst for sparking brighter futures by providing access to resources, knowledge and services to the people of Santa Cruz County. Our programs empower seniors to live with independence and dignity, increase medical care and nutrition, and provide children better access to education and family support.
Meals on Wheels, served over 140,000 meals last year.
The Big Idea:
Meals on Wheels
Facing funding cuts, Meals on Wheels programs across the nation have been forced to add seniors to waiting lists for holiday meals like Thanksgiving and Christmas. For the past 41 years Community Bridges’ Meals on Wheels hasn’t missed a single meal delivery on those two holidays. To maintain this service, however, deliveries may have to be reduced during the seven other national holidays for seniors living alone.
Funds raised through Santa Cruz Gives will go toward delivering meals to community members in need every day—including all nine national holidays.
Meals on Wheels is the greatest gift I have received this year. The meals are delivered with such great joy and are a happy time in my day. I don’t feel so alone as I eat my meal because I have the company of those who made this possible.
Lita, Santa Cruz