Once again, the Valley Food Bank is one of the recipient nonprofits of 250 turkeys for distribution, thanks to the Morongo Band of Mission Indians. Central to the core values of the group is an unwavering commitment to aid those who are in need and to support programs that strengthen local communities. Through their Community Outreach Department, Morongo has provided more than $5 million over the past five years to support local and national non-profit organizations which serve our region as well as the greater Southern California area.
“We are grateful to again be chosen for this generous gift,” said Valley Food Bank Director Will Hernandez. “With Thanksgiving approaching, it’s wonderful to be able to help families serve such a traditional and often-beloved part of the holiday meal. The turkey distribution is always an important offering during this season, and we feel blessed to be able to provide that to those struggling with hunger in our communities.”
Morongo traditionally receives hundreds of funding requests annually, and that number rises annually as the needs of the less fortunate continue to grow. It is their privilege to give back to the surrounding communities in a way that positively impacts those who live here. The awardees typically include veterans and military groups, homeless shelters, family support services, educational services and hospitals.
From families to children, veterans and seniors, Morongo strives to make a difference to those who are in need. Morongo supports the Valley Food Bank to enable us to assist the neediest families. Morongo remains committed to helping bridge that gap by providing aid where it will have the greatest benefit to the less fortunate, and is committed to continue to work diligently to give back as well as provide a beacon of hope to those with whom we share that community.