Grey Bears improves the health and well-being of seniors through food distribution, volunteerism and community participation. Our vision is that all seniors live healthy, meaningful lives.
The Big Idea:
Healthy Food, Happy Hearts
We know that eating more vegetables and fruits, and staying physically and socially active, keeps us happy and healthy as we age. In the coming year Grey Bears will increase its commitment to ensuring that all seniors live healthy, meaningful lives. It starts with a balanced “nutrition brown bag” full of fresh produce delivered to 4,000 predominantly low-income seniors each week in Santa Cruz County—including 925 who are homebound. Our daily food distributions support hundreds more, and our goal is to serve 20,000 hot, healthy meals from our kitchen. More volunteer opportunities and activities are in motion, including senior support groups, chair yoga classes, fix-it clinics and luncheon events to socially connect seniors, nurture vital friendships, healthy bodies and happy hearts.
Thank you Grey Bears for the amazing bag of groceries I just received. Thank you for all of the time, work and contributions it takes to make a brown bag.
Toni P, Capitola