Galilee Center Serves 600 Thanksgiving Meals to Locals in Need

November 29, 2018

Serving hundreds of families in need, Galilee Center announces that its annual Thanksgiving Drive assisted an estimated 600 impoverished families throughout the Coachella Valley. 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 20,000 sq. ft. building in Mecca.

Hundreds of local families arrived at Galilee Center on Wednesday, November 21, to receive a fresh turkey or chicken as the centerpiece to their holiday dinner thanks to the generosity of valued  supporters that subsidized Thanksgiving Food Baskets for just $25.

Galilee Center Co-Founder Gloria Gomez explains, “We wish to take this opportunity to sincerely thank our family of loyal supporters, who shares their blessings of the season with so many less fortunate. All generations visited our center, and left knowing their loved ones would enjoy a happy Thanksgiving.”

The extraordinary Center additionally offers year-round assistance through its Farmworker Center and Our Lady of Guadalupe Shelter, the weekly food distribution of fresh vegetables and fruit, canned and dry goods, plus vital services for infants, children and seniors. Galilee Center also operates two Thrift Stores that enable the community to purchase clothing, shoes and other necessities through vouchers. Rental and utility assistance programs are also offered.

The Galilee Center is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that fulfills the needs of local underprivileged and disadvantaged families, children and farmworkers in the east Coachella Valley by providing food, clothing and other basic needs. The Galilee Center is in its eighth year of operation by locally respected founders Claudia Castorena and Gloria Gomez. For more information, please call the Galilee Center at 760-396-9100 or visit