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September is FIND’s 35th Anniversary!

For 35 years FIND Food Bank’s mission has been to fight food insecurity and hunger by providing much-needed food resources. This all began in 1983, when FIND’s founder, Wayne Robinson, started distributing food out of the back of his blue Pinto when he saw that his neighbors were in need. This new enterprise was named Food in Need of Distribution (FIND). It was established to feed hungry children, seniors, and adults throughout the Coachella Valley.

Today, FIND has evolved from a small fellowship of like-minded individuals into the Greater Coachella Valley’s Regional Food Bank, providing not only healthy, nutritious food assistance but also outreach services to help low-income households build sustainability and self-sufficiency.

In support of Hunger Action Month and in celebration of our 35 years of service, we are asking you to donate $35 or more to FIND, either securely online or by mailing your check to 83-775 Citrus Ave. Indio, 92201.

 

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

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 Food Bank – Scarlett Johansson Child Hunger PSA

Did you know that 1 in 5 children are struggling with hunger in America? That’s nearly 16 million daughters, sons, neighbors, and classmates who don’t know where their next meal is coming from. Yet billions of pounds of good food go to waste every year. It’s time we do something about it…

Feeding America Food Rescue

In America today, 72 billion pounds of food go to waste while millions face hunger. Find out how Feeding America works with farmers, manufacturers, and restaurants to rescue good food from filling landfills and instead get it to people in need.

 

What the Date Labels on Food Actually Mean – TrutV 
Adam Ruins Everything

Have you ever wondered what the difference are between the best buy, sell by and best if used by date? “We all assume that labels are some kind of government safety regulation…” but that isn’t really the case. Every state in the U.S. has their own rules on date labeling and up to 9 states have none.#FoodWaste The truth will shock you….

Expired? Food Waste in America
Racing Horse Productions

An estimated 25 – 40% of food grown, processed and transported in the US will never be consumed. When food is disposed in a landfill it rots and becomes a significant source of methane – a potent greenhouse gas with serious side effects, including global warming.

 

Feeding America – News & Advocacy

CBS Local 2

October ’17 – Riverside Country District Attorneys Volunteer Spotlight

March ’16 –  Step Up To The Plate Spotlight

January ’16 – Volunteer Spotlight

December ’15 – Gulf California Broadcast spend the day Volunteering at FIND

 

Palm Springs Life

March ’17 Issue – Food & Wine & FIND! – pages 16-17

May ’17 – Telethon raises more than $200,000

 

The Desert Sun

December ’15 – FIND receives $20,000 gift from Cabazon Band of Mission Indians

July ’15 – Summer Hunger Target Hunger – Children’s lunch distribution

October ’15 – FIND awarded $500,000 Feeding America grant to address food insecurity

 

 

Desert Health News

May ’15 – Kids’ Summer Feeding program awarded at First Annual Desert Health Awards

 

Coachella Valley Weekly

December ’13 – Lisa Houston helping the hungry with FIND Food Bank

USC

November ’15 – USC and FIND partner up on community poverty project

 

Posted Articles 

September ’17 – Feeding America – Fighting Food Waste With Food Rescue

September ’17 – Downsizing Clutter and Upsizing your life – seniors guide to moving on

November ’17 – 5 Tips for Elderly Nutrition

November ’17 -Being Healthy Doesn’t Have To Be Hard Work

 

FIND Food Bank Press Releases

September ’15 – Good nutrition can lead to a better quality of life for older adults

September ’15 – Walmart Fight Hunger. Spark Change. Campaign generating more than $17,000

October ’15 – FIND Food Bank and Feeding America launch “Collaborating for Clients”