Food Pantry

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Mobile Food Pantry

Becuase of high-demand and limited resources, The Cathedral City Senior Center is no longer taking new Food Bank Clients until further notice.  It is our hope that we will generate enough donations to expand this arm of our Elderly Nutrition Program in the new year.  Please call The Center @ 760-321-1548 after January 2, 2018 for more information.

In many ways, America is the land of plenty. But for 1 in 7 Americans, hunger is a reality. Many people believe that the problems associated with hunger are confined to small pockets of society, certain areas of the country, or certain neighborhoods, but the reality is much different.

Right now, millions of Americans are struggling with hunger. We all know and are in contact with people affected by hunger, even though we might not be aware of it. These are often hard-working adults, children and seniors who simply cannot make ends meet and are forced to go without food for several meals, or even days. Most of us simply have no idea that this is happening in our Community!

At the Cathedral City Senior Center we are committed to providing our Food Pantry to the low-income senior residents of the Tierra del Sol complex in Cathedral City and our neighboring community. Supplemental grocery items are provided to those who may be on fixed incomes, the unemployed and working poor experiencing a crisis. Emphasis is placed on treating everyone with dignity and respect.

Approximately 100 households are served each Monday. 

Our Food Pantry program is made possible by food donations from our partners: Trader Joe's - Cathedral City and Hidden Harvest in addition to purchases made at F.I.N.D. (Food In Need of Distribution) Food Bank and financial support from the Agua Caliente Tribe of Cahuilla Indians and the City of Cathedral City, CA. 

All seven basic food groups are represented with an emphasis on proteins, fresh fruits and vegetables. Additional items such as personal care items and sundries are sometimes available. Volunteers staff The Pantry by unloading the vans, sorting the food, and setting up stations for distribution.

Nutritional and food safety information encourages our participants to maintain a nutritious diet. None of the perishable food is prepared or stored, as all of the foods collected are distributed directly and immediately to clients. Food items are reviewed and approved prior to distribution by the Cathedral City Senior Center staff and volunteers who are licensed food handlers.

1st, 3rd Mondays of the month

@ Tierra del Sol - 8:00am

 37101 W Buddy Rogers Dr. (on the corner of A street)

 Cathedral City

 

 

 

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