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Rancho Cielo’s Veggie Box & BBQ fundraiser makes a significant 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 for 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 our beautiful grounds, or take it to go.


Our Veggie Boxes and 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 region’s agricultural backbone.

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 building community amongst themselves. Simultaneously, they help 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.

Friday, July 26: Sponsorship
Thursday, August 1: Veggie Box
Saturday, August 10: Volunteer
Friday, August 16: BBQ Lunch

Tuesday, August 20 and Wednesday, August 21: Veggie Box packing (8am-noon). Delivery (times will vary).
Friday, August 23: BBQ and Veggie Box public pickup (11:30am-1pm). BBQ delivery to sponsors (times will vary).

Event Details


August 19, 2024 - August 23, 2024


Rancho Cielo, 710 Old Stage Road
Salinas, CA 93908 United States



August 19
August 23


Rancho Cielo
710 Old Stage Road
Salinas, CA 93908 United States
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