This Club Saves Lives has been supporting a group effort to help the Cachagua and Carmel Valley residents impacted by the Carmel Fire. Dinner, food, snacks, and basic necessities have been available at the community center in the evenings. Due to the advised evacuation of Carmel Valley Village, we have relocated to the cafeteria at Carmel Middle School.

If you are in need of food or basic needs, assistance is available at the CMS cafeteria at 5pm on Saturday and Sunday.

With the start of the school upon us our food bank efforts are taking a pause. Please check out the Food Bank for Monterey County and All In Monterey if you are in need of food or looking for somewhere to volunteer.

Thank you to everyone for your support over these last 5 months!

Locals! Diana Vita is doing a honey fundraiser for our food bank!

While supplies last! 🐝

This Tuesday is #GivingTuesdayNow. Please help us raise enough money to feed people for one week. It costs around $1500 for us to deliver 150 boxes. A huge thank you to the volunteers making this happen every week! 💙

We can’t begin to express the gratitude to our community for the outpouring of support for our food bank. Please know how much we appreciate everyone’s involvement to make sure everyone in our community has enough to eat. We’ve had many people step up to make sure we have fresh produce, eggs and milk every week along with the staple items we receive from the Food Bank and Amazon donations. After this week we will have delivered over 1,000 boxes of food to local families.

Our community food bank is low on cereal and snacks. Please purchase something from our Amazon list. We have also added baby supplies to the Amazon list.

I was in the meeting last week when we decided we would be the first public school in our county to close due to COVID-19. My immediate thought was, what about those students who come to school to eat? I immediately contacted Tess Arthur to help figure out what we were going to do for these students. A few years ago I co-created This Club Saves Lives and last year we turned the club into a nonprofit. We are so lucky to have that nonprofit status so that we could immediately solicit cash donations and food donations to help these families immediately. In one week we have done two deliveries to families in need in our community. Every day the needs change. Currently we plan on doing a weekly delivery to these outlying communities. In the Big Sur area, many employees have been laid off for two months. They are in need of food and we will bring it to them for as long as we need to. So far we’ve had very generous community support. I know not every community in our county is as lucky. Thank you so much to our generous community and the outstanding support we’ve received from local businesses and the Carmel Unified School District.