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Food banks, soup kitchens and food pantries in Salinas CA

Dorothy's Kitchen
Salinas, CA 93901
Details: Other than love, what is more basic a need than a food to eat? For people who are experiencing homelessness, without a place to prepare meals, a home-style meal is truly a blessing, but in Dorothy's Kitchen, we serve more than food. We serve smiles, gentle conversation, hugs, and an atmosphere of family. Dorothy's Kitchen opens at 8:30 every morning for a hot breakfast for our guests, serving between 90 and 150 people each day. The Kitchen also serves a hot lunch every day of the week at 1:00. We average 200 lunch meals daily. Our Women Alive! Emergency shelter serves a hot dinner to around 35 women nightly. Emergency food boxes are distributed between 10:00 - 11:00 a.m. Mondays through Fridays. There is no charge, obligation (other than good behavior), or discrimination. We don’t ask names or request IDs. Those who come are our guests, and are treated with hospitality, like family.
Food Bank for Monterey County
Salinas, CA 93901
Details: The Food Bank for Monterey County is the largest provider of emergency supplemental food in Monterey County. Our mission is “to lead community efforts in the awareness and elimination of hunger in Monterey County.” The food bank solicits, collects, stores, and redistributes food to individuals as well as non-profit agencies that serve the aged, ill, and needy.