SALINAS VALLEY — United Way Monterey County is partnering with Meals on Wheels of the Salinas Valley to help expand their food delivery programs to residents who have currently tested positive for Covid-19 and are in their isolation period. This initiative provides one meal per day, Monday through Friday, for 10 days to Covid-positive residents to help them remain in their home and address food-related needs during that time. To be considered for this benefit, contact Meals on Wheels of the Salinas Valley (Brenda Rivas, program administrator, [email protected], 831-758-6325). Participating cities include Salinas, Gonzales, Soledad, Greenfield and King City.


JOLON — Fort Hunter Liggett’s Department of Morale, Welfare and Recreation will host its annual Community Expo on Sept. 23, from 3:30 to 6:30 p.m., at the MWR Old Firehouse Building 120. All guests will need to be vetted prior to event entry. For information, or to purchase a MWR VIP card, which offers vetting to the installation for one year, access to special designated MWR events and more, call 831-386-3269.


GONZALES — In collaboration with the Monterey County Health Department, the City of Gonzales will be hosting enLACE, an eight-week leadership and civic engagement academy. The academy will take place every Thursday, starting Sept. 23 through Nov. 4, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Participants will learn about local government and the value of lifelong civic engagement, meet and build positive relationships with community leaders and connect with their community. For more information, call Angelica Chavez at 831-755-4514.

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Ryan Cronk is the managing editor for King City Rustler and Salinas Valley Tribune, a unified publication of Greenfield News, Soledad Bee and Gonzales Tribune. He covers general news for South Monterey County and the surrounding communities.


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