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Pajaro Valley Loaves and Fishes



At Pajaro Valley Loaves and Fishes, we serve nutritious food at no cost to a vast array of clients, many of whom are working poor, farmworkers, elderly, disabled, and unsheltered members of our community. Monday through Friday, we serve a homemade and nutritious lunch from 12pm-1pm, and from 9-11:30am and 1-3pm we provide supplemental groceries for individuals and their families.

We strive to serve all of our guests with care and attention, and we would love to be able to add to our lunch giveaways some notes of encouragement written in SPANISH to brighten our guests' day. The majority of our guests are Spanish-speakers . These could be simple hand-written notes, and do not need to be anything too complicated; we are simply seeking notes that could contain messages such as
"Esperamos que tengas un buen día!" (We hope you have a good day!) or
"Es amado/a"/"Eres amad@" (@ marks gender neutrality)
"Tienes mucho que ofrecer" (You have a lot to offer)
"Yo sé que tú puedes" (I know you can)
"Tu presencia es agradable" (You are pleasant to be around)
"Tu mejoras el mundo" (You make the world better)

"Creo en ti" (I believe in you) quotes, poems, or drawings!

We see about 90-120 guests every day for lunch, so we would love to gather as many of these letters as possible. Feel free to get the kids involved! We have loved what we have seen in the past from children in our community who have contributed their artwork, including decorating paper lunch bags!

If you are interested in this opportunity, you can drop of the letters or mail them to 150 2nd St, Watsonville, CA 95076. If mailing, please designate that they are the "Lunch Bag Notes of Encouragement."

We so appreciate you taking the time to volunteer from home during this challenging period, and adding a bright spot to members of our community!

Thank you,


En Pajaro Valley Loaves and Fishes, servimos alimentos nutritivos sin costo a una amplia gama de clientes, muchos de los cuales son trabajadores pobres, trabajadores agrícolas, ancianos, discapacitados y miembros desamparados de nuestra comunidad. De lunes a viernes, servimos un almuerzo casero y nutritivo de 12 p. M. A 1 p. M., Y de 9 a 11:30 a. M. Y de 1 a 3 p. M., Proporcionamos alimentos suplementarios para las personas y sus familias. Nos esforzamos por servir a todos nuestros huéspedes con cuidado y atención, y nos encantaría poder agregar a nuestros obsequios de almuerzo algunas notas de aliento para alegrar el día de nuestros invitados. Pueden ser notas simples escritas a mano y no es necesario que sean demasiado complicadas; simplemente buscamos notas breves que puedan contener mensajes como "¡Esperamos que tenga un gran día hoy!" o "Eres amado", citas, poemas o dibujos.

Vemos alrededor de 90-120 invitados todos los días para el almuerzo, por lo que nos encantaría reunir la mayor cantidad posible de estas cartas. ¡Siéntase libre de involucrar a los niños! ¡Nos ha encantado lo que hemos visto en el pasado de los niños de nuestra comunidad que han contribuido con sus obras de arte, incluida la decoración de bolsas de papel para el almuerzo! Además, muchos de nuestros clientes son hispanohablantes, por lo que las notas bilingües serían una gran ventaja para nosotros.

Si está interesado en esta oportunidad, puede dejar las cartas o enviarlas por correo a 150 2nd St, Watsonville, CA 95076. Si las envía por correo, indique que son las "Notas de aliento de la bolsa de almuerzo". ¡Apreciamos mucho que se tome el tiempo para ser voluntario desde casa durante este período desafiante y agregar un punto brillante a los miembros de nuestra comunidad! Gracias, Equipo PVLF

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About Pajaro Valley Loaves and Fishes


150 Second Street, WATSONVILLE, CA 95076, US

Mission Statement

To assist people in the Pajaro Valley with nutritious food, education, and referrals in cooperation with other agencies.


We need volunteers to fill the following roles at Pajaro Valley Loaves and Fishes: - Kitchen Assistant - Pantry Assistant - Executive Assistant - Food Inventory Assistant Court Community Service: Loading food into kitchen and pantry from storage area, stocking, clerical, maintenance, food prep/serve, and cleaning. no violent sexual offenders

Homeless & Housing


We'll work with your schedule.


This is a Virtual Opportunity, with no fixed address.


  • Elder care
  • Reading / Writing
  • Counseling / Mental Health
  • Crisis Counseling
  • Spanish


  • Kids
  • Teens
  • People 55+
  • Group



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