Honors & Awards
- 2020 Certificate of Recognition
Issued By: John Phillips, County of Monterey Board of Supervisors
This certificate is hereby presented to Loaves, Fishes and Computers in recognition of their outstanding support and service to the county of Monterey. Your generosity and gracious deeds of community service are appreciated. Thank you for your part in making Monterey County a better place to live and work.
- 2020 Community Partner of the Year
Issued By: CHISPA (Community Housing Improvement Systems and Planning Association, Inc.)
CHISPA and Loaves, Fishes & Computers partners to provide computer classes to CHISPA [low-income) residents throughout Monterey County. This partnership teaches CHISPA residents how to use computers and how to monitor their children's computer usage. The partnership with CHISPA allows LFC to reach people whom LFC usually cannot access. CHSIPA is opening doors for its families, one computer and class at a time.
- 2019 Certificate of Recognition
Issued By: City of Soledad, CA
In honor of LFC's dedication to our community, thank you for your partnership with the City of Soledad.
- 2019 Certificate of Recognition
Issued By: California State Assembly - Robert Rivas, Assemblymember, 30th district
Loaves, Fishes & Computers' dedication and services to the residents of Salinas Valley. On behalf of the California State Assembly, and the 30th Assembly District, thank you for your exemplary public service in expanding access to and providing training for education programs.
- 2019 Certificate of Recognition
Issued By: State of California Senate - Anna Caballero 12th District
In recognition and celebration of Loaves, Fishes & Computers' exemplary contributions to Monterey and San Benito counties since 2009. LFC's continued dedication to provide low-cost computer systems and technical assistance is inspirational and commendable.
- 2016 Certificate of Appreciation
Issued By: South Monterey County Outreach Efforts
In appreciation for Loaves, Fishes & Computers' support in the 22nd annual Dia del Trabajador Agricola, Greenfield, CA. Loaves, Fishes & Computers' contribution to this event helps many families in our community receive the help they need and at the same time celebrate their lifestyle.
- 2016 Certificate of Completion
Issued By: Central Coast Community Leadership Project - Community Foundations for Monterey County, Santa Cruz County & San Benito County
For successfully completing a three-year ambitious transformation project to bring more life-improving opportunities to the community through professional development and financial support from the Hewlett, Packard & Irvine Foundations.
- 2016 Community Service Award
Issued By: United Way of Monterey County
The incredible group of volunteers who have played a crucial role in helping Loaves, Fishes & Computers provide quality, low-to-no-cost computer systems and technical assistance to low-income families, veterans, families, seniors people with disabilities and nonprofits.
- 2015 Certificate of Recognition
Issued By: California State Assembly
Presented to Loaves, Fishes & Computers in honor of receiving the 2015 Human Services Nonprofit Award from the Nonprofit Alliance of Monterey County.
- 2015 Human Services Nonprofit Award
Issued By: Nonprofit Alliance of Monterey County.
LFC was recognized for its service to the community on Dec. 3 at NAMC’s annual breakfast at the Hyatt Regency in Monterey. As of 2015, LFC has provided more than 1,700 computers to Monterey County low-income people, households, and organizations. Its volunteers have provided thousands of hours of one-on-one computer repairs to low-income clients. In addition, LFC has trained and exposed thousands of volunteers and students to computer repair and tech support.
- 2015 Certificate of Appreciation
Issued By: Goodwill Central Coast
Loaves, Fishes & Computers has presented this certificate for its invaluable participation in the Monterey County Senior Community Service Employment Program.
- 2015 Founders Award
Issued By: Leadership Monterey Peninsula
Leadership Monterey Peninsula (LMP) is an educational nonprofit organization offering programs to instill regional awareness and inspire community involvement to strengthen stewardship and sustainability of the community. Christian Mendelsohn had graduated LMP in 2012.
- Certificate of Recognition
Issued By: California Legislature Assembly - Luis Alejo, Assemblymember
On Behalf of the California State Assembly, I, Assemblymember Luis A. Alejo commend LFC for participating in the 2015 Community Job Fair. Thank you for creating employment opportunities for the residents of Monterey County.
- 2014 Monterey County Non-Profit of The Year
Issued By: Union Bank & KSBW
- 2013 Volunteer Organization of the Year - Community Service Award - Skills based star
Issued By: United Way Monterey County
Community Partnership for Youth proudly nominated the hard work performed by Loaves, Fishes & Computers. Christian Mendelsohn, Founder and Executive Director has dedicated his life since 2008 to helping to close the digital divide by providing complete computers systems to low-income families.
- 2013 TEDx Monterey awards Loaves, Fishes & Computers for being 'awesome'.
- August 2016: LFC was mentioned on Monterey County Weekly. Free bilingual computers to those who complete the digital literacy class at one of the Salinas Public Library.
- October 2015: Featured on KION-TV's News for "Computers donated to the needy in Monterey County"
- June 2015: Featured on KION-TV's "Making A Difference"
- May 2015: Featured in The Salinas Californian Newspaper "Salinas nonprofit bridges the digital divide"
- December 2014: Featured on KSBW-TV's "Salute to Small Business honorees announced"
- March 2014: LFC was voted as being "Awesome" by TEDx Monterey.
- January 2014: Featured in The Salinas Californian Newspaper "Seaside nonprofit awarded $20,000 grant for bilingual computers project"
- June 2013: Featured in The Monterey Herald Newspaper "Nonprofit on worthy tech mission"
- April 2013: Featured on KSBW-TV's News Hour "Donated computer help Central Coast veterans"
- January 2013: Featured on The Michelle Jackson Radio Show
- November 2012: Featured in The Monterey County Weekly Newspaper "Loaves, Fishes & Computers earns its tech angel wings"
- Fall 2012: Featured in The Salinas Homeless Newspaper Voices of The Street
- July 2012: Featured in The Cedar Street Times Newspaper "One good turn leads to many more"
- October 2010: Featured in The Monterey Herald Newspaper "Seaside nonprofit refurbishes computers for needy"
- May 2010: Featured in The Monterey County Weekly Newspaper "Seaside nonprofit refurbishes used computers for low-income locals"