Update Cooling Center: As of May 4, 2020 – we have opened our Cooling Center early to the public. Additional safety guidelines are in place at this time due to COVID-19.
Update COVID-19 safety measures: In order to continue to serve the growing needs of our community, we are extending hours for the Martha’s Village Emergency Pantry and the Shower program. In order to continue to serve our community safely, we have implemented new procedures for our USDA Food Distribution and Cooling Center. We ask that all who enter Martha’s Village please adhere to the social distancing guidelines posted. Thank you for your understanding!
Emergency Pantry Hours: Mondays – Fridays, 8:00 am to 10:00 am and 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm. Click here to learn more
Cooling Center Hours: Mondays – Fridays, 9:00 am to 4:00 pm
Public Shower Hours: Tuesdays & Thursdays, MEN: 8:45 am to 9:30 am and WOMEN: 9:45 am to 10:15 am
USDA Food Distribution: Every third Wednesday of the month; 8:00 am to 10:00 am. Click here to learn more
We provide nutritional emergency food, essential baby supplies and clothing vouchers to our neighbors in need. We distribute over 30,000 emergency assistance meals/units of service in accordance with USDA and FDA published guidelines. It is our goal to help with food security and reduce hunger in the Coachella Valley. There is no single face of food insecurity, hunger, and the need for help. The working poor, the elderly on fixed incomes, college students, the impoverished, the disabled, children, families and individuals benefit from this program.
Monthly, dedicated volunteers prepare bags of donated groceries like fresh vegetables, rice, beans, and other basic essentials for distribution to local neighbors. Martha’s would not be able to provide this service if it was not for the generous support and donations from the community.