Just in time for Christmas, Galilee Center proudly served 535 families in need on December 20 at its 20,000-square foot Mecca facility. The Galilee Center’s annual Christmas Food Basket distribution ensures that impoverished families throughout the Coachella Valley can enjoy a holiday meal of their own. More than 2,500 men, women and children attended the blessed event that began at 3 p.m. The families received a food basket filled with a fresh turkey or whole chicken, canned and dry goods, tortillas, cooking oil and other favorite items.
During this Christmas season, Galilee Center provides families with a festive dinner that will enhance their lives through dignity, compassion and respect. Supporters of the Christmas Food Baskets can donate $25 to feed a family of four for four days.
The east Coachella Valley nonprofit, recognized for its wide-ranging services to many of the area’s overlooked, relies largely on the generosity of the public to sustain its ability to provide clothing, food and shelter to all ages from its service-focused building in Mecca.
Galilee Center Co-Founder Gloria Gomez explains, “There’s nothing more gratifying than helping serve a holiday meal to disadvantaged families, particularly at this time of year. The Christmas spirit was alive and well, and we’re blessed to have the support of our community.”