Now more than ever during the COVID-19 pandemic, the world needs hope and compassion. Below you will find opportunities to serve the most vulnerable in our community.
The Salvation Army
The Salvation Army is in need of non-perishable food items. Looking for: pasta sauce, pasta, canned fruits and vegetables, dinner boxes (Hamburger Helper/Tuna Helper), canned proteins, peanut butter, jelly, macaroni and cheese, canned meals (soups, chili) rice, canned or dry beans. Food items can be dropped off in barrels under the tent at 2460 N. Main St., Salinas, CA 93906.
Volunteers are needed to help pack and distribute meals at their Salinas location to those in need in our community. Proper social distancing and hygiene measures will be in place. Volunteers and clients will be expected to comply with these measures. For more information contact Patty Brem at
If you like to sew, face masks are in great demand. Even though homemade ones are currently not approved to be used by medical personnel, there are many people who would like to have one for additional protection when they must go out. Studies do show that masks help by preventing the spread of droplets. You may have family, friends or neighbors who would like one.