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Find Food Bank Hosts Largest Monthly Food Distribution this Year in Indio


Find Food Bank held one of its largest distributions of the year on Saturday morning. It took place one day after the organization kicked off its annual telethon fundraising event on Friday.

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“We have a here on the third Saturday of the month,” said Pricilla Salcedo, the Associate Director of Community Impact. “And that’s from eight to nine in the morning every time. We have our wonderful volunteers here are helping out, and we couldn’t do this without without them.” One of the distributions, or mobile markets as they’re called, was held inside the parking lot at Shadow Hills High School.

More than 300 families in need lined up in a drive through fashion, the line spanning all the way into the street. They were able to pick up around 50 pounds of none-perishable food items per vehicle. See video and more information.

“We have our ‘Senior Box Program’. That’s for seniors 60 and over. So in that box, we get non perishables dry goods, canned goods, fruit juice, vegetables, etc,”, said Salcedo. “And then we also have our other programs that are all tailored to different groups.”

Volunteers were up early preparing for the big day. One volunteer, coming all the way from Canada to help out.