Edible Food Recovery
The FY 22-23 Edible Food Recovery Grant is open for applications! The SB 1383 Edible Food Recovery Program - Grant Funding Opportunity intends to award a total of up to $100,000 to non-profit organizations, businesses, or public entities that collect, generate, and distribute food to those in need within the County of Monterey. For more information and to review the application, visit the Salinas Valley Solid Waste Authority (SVSWA) website or contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
The application is open from August 12th, 2022 - September 16th, 2022.
To reduce food waste and help local food insecure families, edible food may be donated to the following organizations:
- All In Monterey: 1650 Sonoma Avenue in Seaside
- BACS Share Center: 845 E. Laurel Drive in Salinas
- Calvary Chapel: 515 Junipero Avenue in Pacific Grove
- Children Country & the Country Life: 2579 Bridle Path Drive, #B in Gilroy
- City of Marina Parks & Recreation: 211 Hillcrest Avenue in Marina
- Cypress Community Church: 681 Monterey-Salinas Highway in Salinas
- Dorothy's Kitchen: 30 Soledad Street in Salinas
- Food Bank for Monterey County: 353 W. Rossi Street in Salinas
- Ford Ord Environmental Justice Network: 1106 Airport Road in Monterey
- Interim, Inc.: 339 Pajaro Street, Suite A in Salinas
- Learning for Life Charter School: 3180 Imjin Road, Suite 110 in Marina
- Meals on Wheels - Pacific Grove: 700 Jewell Avenue in Pacific Grove
- Meals on Wheels - Salinas: 40 Clark Street, Suite C in Salinas
- Northside Assembly of God: 55 Natividad Road in Salinas
- Pajaro Valley Loaves & Fishes: 150 Second Street in Watsonville
- Peacock Acres: 830 Park Row in Salinas
- Rancho Cielo Youth Campus: 710 Old Stage Road in Salinas
- Salvation Army - Sand City: 800 Scott Street in Sand City
- Salvation Army - Salinas: 2460 N. Main Street in Salinas
- Shoreline Church Food Pantry: 2500 Garden Road in Monterey
- St. Angela Merici Catholic Church: 362 Lighthouse Avenue in Pacific Grove
- St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church: 1475 La Salle Avenue in Seaside
- St. George's Episcopal Church: 98 Kip Drive in Salinas
- St. Vincent de Paul: 26 Stone Street in Salinas
- Thomas Carman Food Pantry: 425 Carmel Avenue in Marina (non-perishables only)
- Veterans Transition Center: 220 Twelfth Street in Marina
- Victory Mission: 43 Soledad Street in Salinas
To support local food recovery organizations, in June 2022 ReGen Monterey and Salinas Valley Recycles distributed SB 1383 Edible Food Recovery Pilot Grants to increase edible food recovery capacity. The grants could help organizations make purchases including, but not limited to: additional shelving, refrigeration and freezer units, pallet jacks, and vehicle purchases for transportation. Grants were distributed to Dorothy's Place, Loaves and Fishes, Meals on Wheels, Shoreline Church, and Victory Mission.
For information on the City of Monterey's implementation of SB 1383's organic waste collection requirements, see the Organic Waste Recycling page.