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
Angel's Dinner

Angels Dinner

You’re All Angels!

Our Heartfelt Thanks for Sharing Your Blessings

Thanks to you and the many other generous individuals and companies, last Saturday’s Angels Dinner helped to extend our services to the more than 22,000 needy children and 4,700 seniors we assist each year.

Your Gifts Made The Difference

Trips to Panama and Hawaii were among many special live and silent auction items that helped raise critical funds. Co-founders Gloria Gomez & Claudia Castorena also raised thousands by donating their time and talents to personally cater a private event.

There’s Beauty in Giving

Whether through time, talents or resources, we sincerely thank all those who contributed to the success of our Angels Dinner. We also extend a special thank you to the invaluable volunteers and entertainers!

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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.

More Services

Galilee Center – Desert Living Show



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 2018
Total Number of People Served 50,060
Number of Adults 22,794
Number of Seniors 55+ 4,739
Number of Children 22,526
Number of Homebound 200
Number of Food Baskets 12,515
Clothing/Furniture Vouchers 534
Infant Services (Diapers & Formula) 685
Rental Assistance 32
Utility Assistance LiHeap/Water 118
Office Calls, Walk-ins & Referrals 46,232
Number of Active Volunteers 2,060
Total Volunteer Hours 4,128
Donation Pick-ups 881
Senior Services 277
Hot Meals 13,246
Shower Program 11,689

Special Events

School Backpacks for Children 957
Thanksgiving Baskets 635
Christmas Baskets 535
Christmas Toys 1,560
Epiphany Blankets 1,250
Epiphany Shoes and Socks 1,250

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.