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Meals on Wheels

Organization Mission

Our family of 10 programs delivers essential services, provides equitable access to resources and advocates for health and dignity across every stage of life. Community Bridges is the leading nonprofit agency addressing poverty in our county. Our programs serve 20 sites and meet the needs of more than 17,000 local children, families, and seniors each year.

The Big Idea 2022:
Meals on Wheels Breakfast Project

The Meals on Wheels program proposes an essential breakfast meals project for older adults and seniors who otherwise would not have access to critical balanced nutrition due to lack of resources. With your donations, we would provide ready-made, high-nutrient-dense meals for community members in need.

Our free breakfasts are particularly crucial for older adults during this continuing public health crisis and uncertain economy, and vital to support not only the health of participants, but also to reduce the stress of the cost of transportation.

What would have been just another day for me was considerably brightened and I thank the Meals on Wheels program for remembering me when I needed to be cared for.

Martha, a Meals on Wheels participant, Santa Cruz

We’re In This Together

Nonprofits are more important that ever in this trying time. Santa Cruz Gives! was created to support the local nonprofit community's Big Ideas (and programs). And thanks to your participation and generosity, Santa Cruz Gives! raised over $1.10 million for 82 local nonprofits in 2021.

SCGives! has now raised and contributed over $36 million dollars since its inception Seven years ago. That’s astounding. And wonderful. Thank you to all our Partners, Sponsors, nonprofit Board Directors, staff and volunteers — and each of our 1,455 donors. We did it, together.

Santa Cruz Gives! 2022 campaign kicks off in early November


The 2022 Santa Cruz Gives! RFP (for applying nonprofits) is due by Tuesday, September 7 and organizations will be notified of their application status Sept. 22-24. Santa Cruz Gives! 2022 campaign kicks off in early November.