A 100th Birthday Party to Remember

Family of FIND Food Bank founder volunteers for his 100th birthday

What a special day when #FINDfood is not only blessed with the commitment to #StepUpToThePlate from our founders family, but also a donation that will supply 140,00 meals to our neighbors in need… The full story will leave you speechless!

It wasn’t a traditional birthday party, but 100 years after the birth of FIND Food Bank founder Wayne Robinson, his family came together to honor the man who wanted to fight hunger in the valley. Wayne Robinson’s 100th birthday happens to land within the last three days of 2017, which are also the largest donating days of the year. Stater Bros. Markets decided to join in on the celebration and gifted a donation of $20,000 to FIND. That amount will provide 140,000 meals for 2018, in addition to food donations collected from customers throughout the holiday season.

As we enter the new year and begin to start a new chapter, some of our neighbors in need are not as fortunate. Join the Robinson family & Stater Bros. Charities and give the gift that goes even further to change someone’s life: $1 = 7 meals.

FIND's Giving Society

It’s the season of giving, but one local group makes giving a priority 365 days a year. FIND Food Bank’s Giving Society makes monthly donations to stabilize FIND’s budget to make sure they can fund programs like school farmers’ markets over multiple years.

An early morning breakfast at the Renaissance Indian Wells Resort and Spa brought together current and prospective donors to expand the program.

 “This whole program is about coming together and saying we believe that if we invest in these kids and give them access to healthy fruits and vegetables that they need to grow and thrive, they can break the cycle of poverty. They can go out and get educated, and they can become part of society,” said Lisa Houston, FIND CEO and president.
If you are interested in becoming a member of the Giving Society, contact Barbara Ben-David at FIND by email (bbendavid@findfoodbank.org) or by phone (760) 775-3663.