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Coachella Valley organizations provide free Thanksgiving meals

Volunteers are chopping away, peeling and stirring, eagerly preparing to serve holiday feasts to thousands of people in the Coachella Valley this Thanksgiving.

“It’s a busy place during the holidays and a busy place every day. People are lining up already to get food boxes,” said Coachella Valley Rescue Mission executive director Darla Burkett.

There are several organizations serving free hot holiday meals or providing a Thanksgiving feast, including a whole turkey or chicken and all the trimmings, for people to take home to their families this week.

Tuesday, Nov. 25

Walter Clark’s Thanksgiving Basket Giveaway at Martha’s Village & Kitchen
Nov. 25 from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m.
(83791 Date Ave, Indio)

Wednesday, Nov. 26

Jordan Outreach Ministries – Thanksgiving Feast Giveaway
Nov. 26 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
(50930 Calhoun St, Indio)

Galilee Center – Thanksgiving Basket Giveaway
Nov. 26 at 3 p.m.
(66101 Hammond Rd. Mecca)

Martha’s Village & Kitchen – Thanksgiving Dinner
10 a.m to 2 p.m.
(83791 Date Ave, Indio)

Desert Hot Springs Boys & Girls Club – Thanksgiving Dinner
11:30 a.m.
(11750 Cholla Drive, Desert Hot Springs)

Coachella Valley Rescue Mission – Thanksgiving Dinner
2 p.m. to 6 p.m.
(47470 Van Buren, Indio)

Thursday, November 27 – *Thanksgiving Day*

Coachella Valley Rescue Mission
Breakfast: 6 a.m. to 10 a.m.
Dinner: 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.
(47470 Van Buren, Indio)

The Narrow Door – Thanksgiving in the Park
11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Miles Park (44901 Deglet Noor St, Indio)

Well in the Desert – Thanksgiving Dinner
11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Our Lady of Solitude Catholic Church ( 51 W Alejo Rd, Palm Springs)

Westin Mission Hills Golf Resort & Spa – Thanksgiving lunch 11 a.m. to 2 p.m Davis Center of the Salvation Army (30400 Landau Road)

Word of Life Fellowship Church – Thanksgiving lunch 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. (66290 Estrella Desert Hot Springs)

Many of the organizations are well-stocked with volunteers, but they are asking for donations of food, clothing and toiletries.

KESQ News Team

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