Children's Weekend Meals Distribution

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ORGANIZATION: Family Services of the Desert, Inc, dba Food Now


Volunteers will help with feeding chronically hungry elementary school-age children. Food Now provides backpacks filled with weekend meals and snacks for selected chronically hungry children to task home. Volunteers will be asked to help with all aspects of the feeding program. Shopping, sorting, filling backpacks, cleaning/sanitizing backpacks. There is no cost to the volunteer. Even program related mileage is reimbursed. We are looking for helps on Friday and Saturday mornings, 8am till around noon. The volunteer opportunity only while school is in session. August through June.

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About Family Services of the Desert, Inc, dba Food Now


14080 Palm Dr, Ste E, Desert Hot Springs, CA 92240, US

Mission Statement

Food Now strives to improve the quality of life for residents in western Coachella Valley by providing food assistance, community outreach and support services which strengthen families and build healthy communities.


Food Now provides supplemental food assistance and other support services for in-need families and individuals in and around Desert Hot Springs. The services we provide include:
Food Assistance: A healthy diet is a critical component to achieve and maintain a healthy lifestyle. Food Now provides a safe and secure source of healthy food for those who are economically disadvantaged.
Home Deliveries : Food Now provides home deliveries of weekly supplemental food for disabled veterans and others who are housebound due to a medical necessity.
Children’s Backpack Feeding Program: The Food Now Children’s Backpack Feeding Program is a cooperative between Food Now and the Palm Springs Unified School District and provides selected chronically hungry children with additional nutritional support on weekends.
Homeless Needs Program: Food Now provides homeless clients with a daily distribution of special ready to eat food packages which require no heating or refrigeration. Personal hygiene items are distributed as needed.
Companion Animal Feeding Program: Food Now provides weekly cat and dog food assistance for pet owners.


Children & Youth
Children & Youth, Community, Hunger


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14080 Palm Dr,Suite EDesert Hot Springs, CA 92240



  • Food Delivery / Distribution
  • Nutrition
  • Community Outreach
  • Organization
  • People Skills


  • Teens
  • People 55+


  • Driver's License Needed
  • Friday and Saturdays (1 or both) 8am till 12 noon. During the school year, August through June.

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