Artichoke Festival 2024 Non-Profit Partners

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Everyone’s Harvest

Monterey, CA

Everyone’s Harvest is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that operates six farmers’ markets and community food programs in Monterey County. The mission is to provide access to healthy, affordable fruits and vegetables through certified farmers’ markets and community food programs. The vision is for every community to have a fair and sustainable food system.

More than 2,500 families are served weekly by Everyone’s Harvest markets in Salinas, Marina, and Pacific Grove – with more than 25 small and mid-scale farmers serving them. Everyone’s Harvest takes pride in the growing community of people who value organic food and rely on Everyone’s Harvest for access to local fresh fruits and vegetables. The farmers’ market locations serve diverse communities and low-income people. Local hospitals host Everyone’s Harvest Certified Farmers’ Markets at Natividad Medical Center and Salinas Valley Health System. Everyone’s Harvest pioneered access to several public nutrition benefits at its farmers’ markets for everyone to access fresh, local, and organic foods Today at Everyone’s Harvest: Over 50 percent of Everyone’s Harvest Certified Farmers’ Markets farmers are certified organic and come from within a 100-mile radius of Monterey County. All six of our Certified Farmers’ Markets serve low-income communities and accept (SNAP) Electronic Benefit Transfer (EBT), the modern day food stamp, and double the amount that CalFresh users can spend at the markets on produce for up to $30 spent on their EBT card (that’s $60 worth of produce for $30 of EBT) through our Market Match program. Two of our Certified Farmers’ Markets are partnerships with medical institutions – Natividad Medical Center and Salinas Valley Health – who both partner in the Fresh Rx program, our produce prescription program where healthcare professionals prescribe fresh fruits and vegetables to their patients with chronic diet-related health conditions and the patients redeem their prescriptions at the farmers’ market. The organization offers free space to other nonprofits, community groups, and government entities at its markets for public outreach.

Monterey County Rape Crisis Center

Salinas, CA

​The Monterey County Rape Crisis Center (MCRCC) is a nonprofit agency whose mission is to provide ongoing advocacy, support and healing for all victims and survivors of sexual assault, human trafficking and child abuse; and to prevent sexual violence in our community through education.

Seneca Family of Agencies

Salinas, CA

Seneca’s mission is to help children and families through the most difficult times of their lives. We are driven by the fundamental belief that children and families do not themselves fail, but rather are failed by systems unable to meet their complex needs. Guided by our core agency values of love and compassion, hope and courage, respect, curiosity, joy, equity and justice Seneca refuses to fail the young people and families we serve. We offer each child and family a profound promise: you will be supported every step of your journey, no matter what challenges you face along the way.

Alliance on Aging

Salinas, CA

Alliance on Aging provides services and resources that address the challenges and opportunities for older adults in Monterey County. Alliance on Aging was established in 1970 by a group of concerned local citizens who wanted to help seniors remain safely in their own homes for as long as possible.

This volunteer-driven organization which began as a single program with a handful of volunteers is now a multi-purpose senior service agency with over 200 volunteers. The largest non-profit provider of senior services in Monterey County, the Alliance on Aging outreaches over 20,000-plus individuals every year.

Alliance on Aging programs include Medicare Counseling & Education (HICAP) , Senior Peer Counseling, Nursing Home Information & Advocacy, Tax Counseling for the Elderly, Benefits Checkup and a monthly Senior Outreach Luncheon in Salinas. Alliance on Aging staff and volunteers provide direct services, information and education to seniors, adult children, caregivers and “baby boomers” who are approaching and preparing for their senior years.  

The Alliance on Aging’s administrative and program offices are located at 247 Main St. in Salinas. Office hours at this location are 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Monday through Friday (excluding national holidays). Program staff also occupy office space at the Monterey Senior Center at 280 Dickman Ave. in Monterey. Outreach staff make regular visits to seniors at sites and venues throughout the county. Spirals and Spirals by the Arch,  unique consignment and benefit shops located in Pacific Grove and Salinas, help to support the programs of the agency.

Central Coast YMCA

Monterey, CA

At the Central Coast YMCA, we pride ourselves on being a leading nonprofit organization dedicated to empowering individuals and communities across our tri-county area to discover their greater sense of purpose. Our mission revolves around youth development, healthy living, and social responsibility.

Gathering for Women-Monterey

Monterey, CA

Gathering for Women – Monterey (GFW) is the only facility on the Monterey Peninsula where homeless and housing-insecure women and their children can address their basic needs. Guests at GFW’s Day Center receive nutritious meals, clean clothing, hot showers, and a safe place to regain dignity, self-worth, and hope.

Homelessness is traumatic. Beyond the struggle to meet basic needs, the women we serve often have a history of trauma in addition to the trauma of experiencing homelessness. This makes them vulnerable to further violence and victimization, which makes re-traumatization inevitable.

As part of our wellness program, we currently offer meditation, mindful journaling, laughter yoga, support, and self-esteem groups, and through a partner organization, equine therapy. Our guests also have access to free basic physical healthcare and dental care through a new community partnership with Clinica de Salud’s Mobile Clinic.

Our healing programs and spaces allow our guests to step away from the difficulties they face on a day-to-day basis and learn tools to be better able address their trauma and heal. Already we have seen an improvement in the health and well-being of wellness program participants, with one guest directly citing her participation in the program as the reason she was able to work through her trauma and obtain and maintain housing. It is critical that we continue to ensure that women’s basic needs are met, as we address the underlying causes of homelessness and housing insecurity, while navigating the obstacles to finding affordable housing. Gathering for Women’s Day Center will remain an essential piece of women’s pathway out of homelessness for the foreseeable future.

Our booth would be for information purposes both to attract new volunteers, as well as be a resource for those who might need our services. 

Yosemite Mariposa County Tourism Bureau

Mariposa, CA

We are a destination marketing organization, our purpose is to promote the Yosemite Mariposa county area and increase visitation during non peak seasons. This is done with the intent to keep the community in work year around. Our top industry is tourism and the majority of our residents work in the industry. We are a county partner and do this work at no cost to the public.

Jr.Choke Foundation

Salinas, CA

A group of guys from the Monterey Peninsula who are trying to introduce the sport of golf to the youth. Working in partnership with other non-profits, were able fund our scholarships, set u golf fundraising events, and donate equipment to the kids.