This September, join FIND Food Bank and our 200 Feeding America partner food banks across the country for the annual nationwide campaign designed to inspire people to take action and raise awareness of hunger in the United States. For millions of Americans, a daily meal isn’t a choice between different dishes. It’s a choice between food and other crucial needs—like medicine, electricity, or childcare. Food shouldn’t be an impossible choice – How will you choose to end hunger?

Leave No Local Hungry

Over a year of record-breaking heat, hunger, and economic hardship fueled FIND’s goal this year to ensure that every single one of our neighbors has the opportunity to recover and thrive, and that starts with a full stomach.

Visitors come from far and wide to enjoy all the desert has to offer, but we forget to take care of the people who live here year-round. Hardworking individuals were unemployed, underemployed, or furloughed for over a year; they need time to get back on their feet. FIND is here until the last person is fed, and we need your help in this fight to ensure no one goes hungry.

Everyone has the power to make an impact…

It all starts with one action:


$1 provides 5 meals in the fight to end hunger


FIND urgently needs volunteers after the National Guard finishes its mission. Sign up for a volunteer orientation.


Visit to raise your voice against hunger on the national level!


Download FIND’s Hunger Action Month Toolkit to get your business, neighborhood, and friends & family involved.

Shop & Give for Hunger Action Month

Businesses across the Coachella Valley and Hi-Desert are taking action to ensure every local knows where their next meal is coming from, and they’re asking you to join in! Help raise awareness by spreading the word about these upcoming events. Help support local businesses and locals in need – it’s a win-win for Hunger Action Month!

Ace Hotel & Swim Club

Order a Cactus Rosa cocktail at the famous Ace Hotel & Swim Club during the month of September, and $1 is donated to FIND.

Desert Wine Shop

Purchase a $75 FIND Wine Six-Pack and $20 is donated to FIND – that creates 100 meals for those that need it most!


Eight4Nine Restaurant & Lounge, at 849 N. Palm Canyon Dr., is donating 50 percent  ($7 donation per drink) from their signature cocktail The EIGHT4NINE sold in September to FIND Food Bank.


Mention FIND Food Bank at this local’s favorite burger joint on September 23rd and a percentage of proceeds from your purchase will help FIND feed 150,000 people on average monthly!

Grounded Body Works

Grounded Body Works’ Summer Market will support FIND with a food drive and vendor event! Bring in canned goods on September 2nd from 5-8 PM and get up to 20% off your purchases. There will be DJs, drinks, food, and plenty of local love! Learn more…

Kaiser Grille

Kaiser Grille in Palm Desert is hosting a Hunger Action Night with their California-style dinner menu on September 17. A percentage of all the proceeds from the night will support ending hunger in the Desert Region!

Kimpton Rowan Hotel

To call attention to the food insecurity that stretches across our Desert the Rowan Hotel is lighting up orange for the whole month of September!

Hotel Paseo

On September 22, Hotel Paseo is hosting a special FIND Food Bank Happy Hour from 3-5 PM and donating 40% of the proceeds to feed our neighbors in need. Look out for orange lights and decorations for hunger awareness!

Life &Times

Based in the Hi-Desert, Life & Times is the hospitality group behind the Pioneertown Motel and Red Dog Saloon.  In addition to sponsoring FIND’s mobile markets in Joshua Tree for September, Pioneertown Motel is asking for $20 donations on guests’ checkout bills and matching every gift with their own cash donation!  Red Dog Saloon will also hold FIND food bins to collect food donations for FIND’s warehouse in the Morongo Basin.

PS Underground

  Join PS UNDERGROUND on September 26, for a special evening consisting of a multi-course Sunday Supper themed dining experience with FIND president Debbie Espinosa. Support FIND Food Bank and purchase a ticket today. 


On Hunger Action Day, September 17th, 100% of the proceeds from RD RNNR’s most popular menu items the Ahi Tuna Nachos and Braised Cow, will support FIND Food Bank.

Starbucks Coffee

Give back with Starbucks by bringing in canned foods to the public food drive at 11 Coachella Valley and 2 Hi-Desert locations! Click here for participating store locations.


Corporate Cause Marketing Partnerships

Nourishing Neighbors

Throughout September, choose to round up at the register at your local Albertson’s and Vons to support FIND’s Kid’s Feeding Programs!

Kroger Help End Hunger Here

The Kroger Co. Zero Hunger | Zero Waste Foundation is partnering with the Feeding America network of food banks to Help End Hunger Here in our local communities. When you round-up at the register 100% of each donation made during the month
of September will go directly to FIND at our local Ralph’s and Food 4 Less stores.

Go Orange!

Orange is the color of hunger awareness because it stands out when hunger does not. Too often, our neighbors skip meals in silence to cover their rent, pay for medicine, or keep the electricity on—but that is unacceptable.

There are nine cities in the Coachella Valley and two cities we serve in the Hi-Desert Morongo Basin region that are committed to leaving no local hungry in their neighborhoods. To bring attention to the injustice of hunger in our communities each Coachella Valley city is lighting up City Hall, a central monument, or another city staple orange.

Take a picture of the orange you see, wear orange yourself, and keep advocating for our locals facing food insecurity!


Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians Tribal Administration Building

Cathedral City Hall

Coachella Etherea Sculpture

Desert Hot Springs - Palm Dr.

Indian Wells - The Grove

Indio - Oculus Sol

La Quinta City Hall

Palm Desert Civic Center

Palm Springs - The Rowan Hotel

Rancho Mirage Public Library

Twentynine Palms Proclamation

Photo Credit: The Desert Trail

Published By: Hi-Desert Star