Christmas at Galilee Center

Coachella Valley Families Need Our Help

“The mission of Galilee Center is to fulfill the needs of the underprivileged and disadvantaged by providing food, clothing and other basic needs and to affirm their dignity with love, compassion and respect.”

At Galilee Center, we are deeply grateful to have the ability to help those with the greatest needs in the community. Our main program, successfully operating for more than 8 years, is our food basket distribution every Thursday. We now provide over 350,000 meals annually to local families, as well as many other services.

With the help of the community we are able to do so much good. Thank you for sharing your blessings!

Ways to Help
Thanksgiving 2018
Galilee Center- Toys for children

Holiday Food Baskets

Every Thanksgiving and Christmas, hearty food baskets that include a fresh turkey or chicken are gifted to families, so they can prepare and enjoy delicious holiday meals with loved ones. Read More


Toys for the Children

On Christmas Day, Galilee Center distributes toys for more than 1,100 young boys and girls in need. We would like to express our gratitude in advance for the support given to Galilee Center’s mission. Read More


Donate By Buying

Give the gift of joy. Support Galilee Center, while you shop!

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Galilee Center Receives Grant

Galilee Center receives grant to help impoverished residents with basic needs H.N. and Frances C. Berger Foundation presents $25,000 Coachella Valley spotlight grant.

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Our Lady of Guadalupe Shelter

Our Lady of Guadalupe Shelter

For the first time farmworkers can have a place to stay overnight at the new Our Lady of Guadalupe Shelter opened at Galilee Center in December 2017.

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Help make a difference in the lives of low income families in the Eastern Coachella Valley by offering families a hand-up and help them become self-sufficient and transform their lives with dignity and compassion.


Ongoing Needs at Galilee Center

Ongoing Needs

In addition to cash donations, Galilee Center also benefits from ongoing donations of food and household items. See a list of items that are needed on an ongoing and seasonal basis.

Ongoing Needs

Galilee Center Events

Event Calendar

Find out how Galilee Center and our supporters are helping make a difference in the lives of many throughout the year. There are many opportunities to give and many ways to help.

Save the Date


Querida Claudia,

He oído cosas muy buenas sobre el centro, de algunos de los trabajadores. Dios los bendiga a usted ya sus compañeros de trabajo.

Dear Claudia,

I have heard very good things about the center, from some of the workers. God bless you and your co-workers.

Irma Gomez

Dios los bendiga para k sigan a delante y creciendo cada día más.

God bless you, keep you moving forward and growing every day.

Asu Fernandez

Me párese muy bien toda la ayuda k se ofrece para el k lo necesita. Felicidades.

All the help that they offer here is very good and necessary. Congratulations.

Teresa Lua Bautista

Service Report

Galilee Center has helped people with food baskets, clothing, rental & utility assistance, backpacks, Holiday food baskets, blankets, and much more.

 Complete List 2017
Total number of people Served 44,127
Number of Adults  19,816
Number of Seniors 55+ 4,079
Number of Children 19,876
Number of Homeless 8
Number of Homebound 90
Number of Food Baskets 11,033
Clothing/Furniture Vouchers 104
Infant Services (Diapers & Formula) 302
Rental Assistance 39
Utility Assistance LiHeap/Water 65
Office Calls, Walk-ins & Referrals 29,440
Number of Active Volunteers 2,525
Total Volunteer Hours 4,315
Donation Pick-ups 645
Senior Services 204
Hot Meals 4,896
Shower Program 5,919

Special Events

School Backpacks for Children 950
Thanksgiving Baskets 750
Christmas Baskets 500
Christmas Toys 1,750
Epiphany food baskets 1,000
Epiphany Shoes and Socks 1,000

Download the full 2017 Service Report

Galilee Center does not discriminate against any person on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, disability, or age in admission, treatment, or participation in its programs, services and activities, or in employment.