Access to Healthy Foods


To increase access to healthy foods especially for vulnerable populations including seniors, the food insecure, and children living in poverty.

District Funds committed to date:

2009-2012 Addressing the Coachella Valley Food Insecurity Crisis

  • Food Assistance to over 100 food pantries and agencies ($1,000,000)
  • FIND Food Bank Regional Warehouse: ($1,700,000)
  • Hidden Harvest: Produce Gleaning ($458,408)

2012-2016 Project Produce: A Collective Impact Project
2012/2013 ($841,147)

  • Food distribution ratio achieved: 37% Produce
  • Over 3.5 Million pounds of fresh produce distributed to vulnerable populations across the Coachella Valley
  • Local Produce Supply
  • Effective and Efficient Acquisition and Distribution System including on-line ordering by pantries
  • Senior Farmer’s Markets expanded
  • Healthy Food Access for Chronic Disease Management for Vulnerable Populations
  • Summer Feeding Program: Year-round Healthy Food Access for School-age Children Living in Poverty
  • Food Deserts: White Paper to analyze needs, strategies, business models

2013/2014 (In Progress)


Find Food Bank Hidden Harvest

What’s New



The Desert Healthcare District/Foundation is moving to zone-based elections to allow for the best representation of the communities served by the District. Community members within the current District boundaries are encouraged to attend and provide input. Click here for more information



El Desert Healthcare District and Foundation se muda a elecciones basadas en zonas para brindar la mejor representación a las comunidades servidas por el Distrito. Invitamos la asistencia de los miembros de la comunidad y su aportación. Para mas información haga clic aquí