Food Pantry

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At this time The Cathedral City Senior Center is unable to accept new Food Bank clients becuase of high-demand and limited resources.  We appologize and assure our community that we will create a soultion and open our Food Bank program to new clients (who meet age and income requirements with corresponding documentation) as soon as possible.   

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 Bank 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 on the 1st & 3rd Monday of each month (except for Federal Holiday Mondays). 

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 our Food Bank program 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.