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Salinas Program - Volunteers of the Quarter DEC 2023

Congratulations to our Volunteers of the Quarter who we have dubbed "The Meal Drop Crew" and includes David Louie, Sabas Villanueva, John Ow and Bill Chisum. Among their other volunteer duties,…

Volunteer Brings Smiles

One of our dedicated, former MOWSV volunteers, Jane Day (pictured above) stopped by the office to show off her MOWSV 50th Anniversary t-shirt. Thank you, Jane, for bringing smiles to our office and sharing…

Salinas Program - Volunteers of the Quarter - SEPT23

Congratulations to Steinbeck Rotary named "Volunteers of the Quarter - Salinas Routes!" This group of dedicated volunteers have been sharing their time delivering meals to our clients since…

Rural Program - Volunteers of the Quarter - SEPT2023

Congratulations King City Volunteer Group! This lively group of volunteers deliver to our South Monterey County seniors in King City and beyond. The original group of volunteers began in the Spring…

A Story of the Traveling Pants

Our MOWSV volunteer, Kent Curley (pictured above) shared that his daughter had mended his torn jeans with some fun and colorful patches that have drawn a lot of attention with the clients he delivers…

Rural Program - Volunteers of the Quarter JUNE 2023

Congratulations, James and Erika Richardson, for being honored as our Volunteers of the Quarter – Rural Route - delivering meals throughout North Monterey County. The couple have been volunteering…

Salinas Program - Volunteer of the Quarter JUNE 2023

Congratulations, Anna Badia, for being honored as our Volunteer of the Quarter – Salinas Route - delivering meals throughout the city of Salinas. She started volunteering with Meals on Wheels of…

Rural Program - Volunteer of the Quarter MAR 2023

Congratulations to Aya Ettinger who was named Volunteer of the Quarter – 3rd Quarter 2023. She is a meal delivery driver in South Monterey County – Greenfield and King City. Aya…

Salinas Program - Volunteer of the Quarter DEC 2022

It’s our privilege to honor Keith Hedlund with the award of Volunteer of the Quarter – December 2022. Keith joined Meals on Wheels of the Salinas Valley (MOWSV) as a volunteer delivery driver…

Thanksgiving Deliveries

Meals on Wheels of the Salinas Valley board members: Terri Larson, Jesus Yanez, Dr. Melissa Larsen, John Gianelli (some were accompanied by their spouses), volunteer Kent Curley (with his spouse) and…

Farewell to a Volunteer - SEPT2022

Meals on Wheels of the Salinas Valley is thankful for volunteer, Lupe Zuniga. September 29, 2022 was Lupe's last volunteer delivery for Meals on Wheels clients. Staff presented…

Rural Program - Volunteer of the Quarter SEPT 2022

We are so proud to honor John Mahoney with the award of Volunteer of the Quarter – September 2022. Every week, John’s route takes him throughout North Monterey County, to parts of the county…

Salinas Program - Volunteer Team of the Quarter - JUN2022

Congratulations to this volunteer team that delivers meals to seniors: Michelle Ball and Kristy Nunes our Volunteers of the Quarter – 4th quarter 2022. Michelle and Kristy began volunteering…

John Gianelli Honored by United Way

Congratulations to our very own John Gianelli, volunteer and board member, at Meals on Wheels of the Salinas Valley. Pictured at the event (l-r) Alison Samuels - Program Coordinator; Brenda Rivas - Program…

Rural Program - Volunteer of the Quarter - MAR 2022

Congratulations to Victor Lurz, awarded MOWSV’s Volunteer of the Quarter for the 3rd quarter 2022. Victor has been a reliable and hardworking volunteer since beginning at MOWSV in January 2021.…

Salinas Program - Volunteer of the Quarter - DEC 2021

Congratulations, Peter Ortez, our Volunteer of the Quarter, December 2021, shown with Regina Gage, MOWSV Executive Director. A  volunteer since May 2020 (and in the midst of the COVID-19…

Salinas Program - Volunteers of the Quarter - SEPT 2021

Congratulations, Joseph Oliva and Kathleen Hale (pictured here l-r with Executive Director, Regina Gage) our Volunteers of the Quarter, September 2021. This duo has been volunteering with Meals on Wheels…

Farewell to a Volunteer

Meals on Wheels of the Salinas Valley is forever grateful to former secretary of the MOWSV board and long-time volunteer, Jon Brandt. Today, Jon bid farewell to Meals on Wheels and returned his car…

Rural Program - Volunteer of the Quarter - JULY2021

Congratulations, Marsha Green, our Volunteer of the Quarter, July 2021. Marsha has been volunteering with Meals on Wheels of the Salinas Valley (MOWSV) since March of 2016. She started volunteering because…

National Volunteer Week • April 18-24, 2021

The staff at Meals on Wheels of the Salinas Valley honored our dedicated volunteers with some surprises this week. We are so grateful for the time and energy that each volunteer spends assuring that the…

Salinas Program - Volunteer of the Quarter - MAR2021

Congratulations Michael Ross, our Volunteer of the Quarter, March 2021. Michael has been volunteering with Meals on Wheels of the Salinas Valley (MOWSV) since May, 2016. He decided to become a volunteer…

Holiday Thank You's for our Volunteers!

Our usual holiday celebrations, dinner for Salinas volunteers and luncheon for South County volunteers, to honor our wonderful volunteers was cancelled for 2020 due to COVID-19 and…

Salinas Program - Volunteer of the Quarter - DEC2020

Congratulations, John Gianelli, for being honored as our Volunteer of the Quarter - December 2020.  John started volunteering in March of 2019, initially as a substitute driver for North County…

Rural Program - Volunteer of the Quarter - SEPT2020

Congratulations, Beverly Kovacs, for being honored as our Volunteer of the Quarter - September 2020. Bev delivers meals in South County for King City and Lockwood. She started volunteering…

Volunteers of the Quarter - JUN2020

Congratulations to each and every one of our fabulous volunteers for being named Volunteers of the Quarter, June 2020! During this time of COVID-19, specifically during the April-May-June 2020 quarter,…

Serving Seniors during COVID-19

Throughout this pandemic, our dedicated volunteers are suited up, faces covered and ready to deliver meals to our homebound seniors in rural areas of Monterey County. Volunteers are our driving force.…

Salinas Program - Volunteer of the Quarter - MAR2020

Congratulations Steuart Samuels, our Volunteer of the Quarter, March 2020! Steuart has been volunteering regularly with Meals on Wheels of the Salinas Valley (MOWSV) since August, 2017. He started as…

Salinas Program: Volunteer of the Quarter - DEC2019

Congratulations Cheryl Henchcliff, our Volunteer of the Quarter, December 2019. Cheryl has been volunteering with Meals on Wheels of the Salinas Valley (MOWSV) since August, 2018. She volunteers as a…

Delivering Meals on Thanksgiving Day

Every year, Meals on Wheels of the Salinas Valley collaborates with the Salvation Army to assure that our clients receive a hot meal with all the fixings on Thanksgiving Day. For several years, volunteers…

Holiday Lunch 2019 - Rural Volunteers

For a second year, the Meals on Wheels staff and board hosted a holiday luncheon for our rural volunteers at the Cork & Plough in King City on December 5, 2019. We could not deliver to all the homebound…

Holiday Party 2019 - Salinas Volunteers

We had a great turn out of our stellar volunteers at the Meals on Wheels annual Holiday Dinner at Growers Pub in Salinas on 12/9/19 hosted by staff and the board of directors. Every year, MOWSV hosts…

Volunteers Honored at "Lives Well Lived" film event

At the Dali Expo (located at Custom House Plaza in Monterey) an award winning film "Lives Well Lived" was shown on Friday, October 4, 2019. "Lives Well Lived" is a feature…

Salinas Program: Volunteer of the Quarter - SEPT2019

Congratulations Leonel Oliveira, our Volunteer of the Quarter, September 2019! Leonel has been volunteering with Meals on Wheels of the Salinas Valley (MOWSV) since January, 2019. He has been a meal…

Two Meals on Wheels of the Salinas Valley Volunteers Honored

During National Volunteer Appreciation Week - April 7-13, two Meals on Wheels of the Salinas Valley volunteers, Tony Hedgpeth and David Louie, were honored at the United Way "Live United" Awards…

Holiday Party 2018

Meals on Wheels of the Salinas Valley (MOWSV) hosted their annual Holiday Party on December 10 at The Grower's Pub, Salinas. Every year, MOWSV staff and board of directors host volunteers and…

Salinas Program: Volunteer of the Quarter DEC 2018

We honor David Louie as the Volunteer of the Quarter for December 2018! Congratulations! David Louie has been a dedicated and exemplary volunteer for Meals on Wheels of the Salinas Valley…

Salinas Program: Volunteer(s) of the Quarter - SEPT 2018

Congratulations to a husband and wife team, Pat & Gary Wrightman, our Volunteer(s) of the Quarter for September 2018! More than a year ago, Pat was prompted to check in to volunteering for…

Volunteer Appreciation Dinner 2018

Meals on Wheels of the Salinas Valley (MOWSV) hosted their annual Volunteer Appreciation Dinner  on May 4 at the Sheriff’s Posse Grounds in Salinas. MOWSV board of directors and staff…

Salinas Program: Volunteer(s) of the Quarter - JAN 2018

Congratulations to NCI Affiliates, Inc. our Volunteer(s) of the Quarter! We asked NCI Affiliates, Inc. a little bit about the organization and here is their reply, “We at NCI Affiliates, Inc.…

Holiday Party 2017

Meals on Wheels of the Salinas Valley (MOWSV) hosted their annual Holiday Party on December 11 at Pajaro Grill, Salinas. MOWSV staff and board of directors hosted volunteers and their spouses for a holiday…

Salinas Program: Volunteer of the Quarter - OCT 2017

Congratulations to Marione Browning our Volunteer of the Quarter! Marione started volunteering for MOWSV more than 25 years ago because she wanted to do something to help people. “By delivering…

Salinas Program: Volunteer of the Quarter - APR 2017

Maria Kooroshfar began volunteering for Meals on Wheels of the Salinas Valley (MOWSV) in October of 2008. Her father had passed away earlier that year and she wanted to do something to give…

Volunteer Recognition Dinner 2017

Meals on Wheels of the Salinas Valley (MOWSV) hosted their annual Volunteer Recognition Dinner on April 7 at the Sheriff’s Posse Ground in Salinas. MOWSV staff and board of directors hosted volunteers…

Holiday Party 2016

Photos from the 2016 MOWSV Holiday Party.

Meals on Wheels of the Salinas Valley, Inc. Needs Volunteers

Do you have a couple of hours to spare? Join our team and help us deliver meals to homebound seniors throughout the Salinas Valley.  We especially need Drivers in Greenfield. In South County the…

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