Veggie Boxes & BBQ Fundraiser

Rancho Cielo’s Veggie Box & BBQ fundraiser makes a huge impact in helping sustain the vocational training for our students while also feeding families in need. Purchase boxes for yourself or donate boxes to families in need via the Boys & Girls Clubs of Monterey County, Salvation Army Salinas, the Food Bank of Monterey County, and Second Harvest Food Bank.

The week-long event concludes with a delicious BBQ lunch prepared on-site by volunteers and our culinary team. Lunches are available by pre-order only and sell out fast. Enjoy your meal on our beautiful grounds, or take it to go.

All proceeds from veggie boxes and BBQ lunches benefit Rancho Cielo programs.


The annual celebration showcases the agricultural bounty of Monterey County. And all proceeds benefit Rancho Cielo programs! Watch the video below, featuring Veggie Boxes founders/co-chairs and longtime Rancho Cielo supporters Mike and Kim Costa and San Francisco 49ers’ Senior Manager of Fan Engagement, Nick Clarke.

Learn more about this wonderful event.


Our Veggie Boxes & BBQ Fundraiser has grown bigger than ever thanks to the support of our generous community—from our local business sponsors and agricultural donors to individuals and groups volunteering to help.

All produce is locally grown and donated by growers and shippers across the Salinas Valley and Watsonville—100% of the proceeds go back to Rancho Cielo’s programs and support our youth.

What’s in the boxes amounts to much more than healthy food options. It’s a taste of our home — what has been referred to as the “Salad Bowl of the World.” Contents may include everything from strawberries and lettuce to artichokes and Brussels sprouts—each a symbol of the agricultural backbone of the region.

Hundreds of volunteers work together like a well-oiled machine to assemble the veggie boxes; the demand has now grown to more than 10,000. It’s an impressive effort that has a tremendous and unifying impact on the greater community.

Volunteers connect with and support our Rancho Cielo community while also building community amongst themselves in the process. Simultaneously, they are helping to feed Monterey County and beyond every time a veggie box is created and donated to someone in need.

Promote healthy living, connect with others, and give back to the community and our youth—everyone wins.

Get Involved

Ready to volunteer for the Veggie Boxes Fundraiser? Please contact Sandra Moore, Volunteer Coordinator, at 831-444-3523 or