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Help End Senior Hunger

Seniors Going Hungry - Right in Our Own Backyard

I know it may be hard to believe that with our local major events, country clubs and generous philanthropic community there are thousands of seniors who are food insecure - going hungry by missing meals right here in the Coachella Valley.  But according to the most recent HARC (Health Assessment and Research for Communities) report, that is the sad truth.  At the Joslyn Center, we are doing something about that. Our Meals on Wheels program serves thousands of meals to frail, homebound seniors and older adults who would otherwise have no other source of nutritious meal.  Penny's Pantry offers hundreds of low income seniors food staples and personal necessities such as toothpaste and toothbrushes.  We also provide fresh fruits and vegetables to provide a nutritious and balanced diet.  For many of these seniors, there is no other easily accessible source of food.  With our hot summer months just around the corner, we need your help, now more than ever, to make sure the hundreds of seniors we serve will have healthy nutritious food throughout the summer and beyond. 

At The Joslyn Center we know that seniors need our help.  We see it every day.  We know that we are the only resource for seniors in our community who have nowhere else to turn.  We also know that without our wide range of nutrition programs, exercise, social and recreational activities, many older adults would instead be alone with limited resources without a place to go.

 In May, we launch our End Senior Hunger Campaign ... to address the issue of senior hunger right here in our "own backyard".  As our seasonal visitors and friends return to their homes to enjoy their summer, we must turn our attention to our most vulnerable population...isolated, low income seniors and older adults, who rely on our coming together as a community to provide help, services, and yes...vital nutritional services to our own neighbors. 

How You Can Help?  Make your donation to our End Senior Hunger Campaign!  You may also volunteer – helping hands and caring hearts are needed to deliver  meals to home bound seniors and help distribute food through our pantry.  Or, you may conduct a food drive of non-perishable food products! To help end senior hunger today – call 760-340-3220, Ext. 107, fill out this donation form and mail, or drop off your donation directly to our front desk or Click Here to go directly to our secure donation page. Thank you!