The FEEDING MORONGO BASIN project has concluded. The project has spent its allocated $500,000. It has been our honor to support Basin residents during the COVID-19 pandemic.
As part of the Morongo Basin Healthcare District's mission to improve the health and well-being of Basin residents, the Board of Directors, at a special meeting in May, 2020, approved spending up to $500,000 for local hunger relief as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. We have fulfilled that directive and spent the allocated funds. The final food box distribution event was February 20; the Hunger Help Line continued to deliver food boxes to homes through the end of February.
This website lists known food resources within the Morongo Basin. CLICK HERE to view that list.
FOOD PANTRY FINANCIAL SUPPORT: Local Morongo Basin food pantries and other food distribution organizations applied for funding assistance of up to $5,000. Applications were received from active, 501-c-3 food distribution organizations. Qualifying organizations received checks for the requested amount, totaling approximately $85,000. Participants will be required to report to the healthcare District how the funds were spent and the remaining balance until all funding assistance is used.
CLICK HERE to download the financial support reporting form. Please note, the document will download as a fillable form which can be emailed, faxed or mailed to the District (contact information is on the form).
HUNGER HELP LINE: 760-890-4968 We established a "Hunger Helpline" for those who, because of their circumstances, have difficulty accessing food. Those who qualifed and could not attend an upcoming District Distribution Event were invited to call for the delivery a food box to their home. The LIFT Transportation will deliver food boxes through the end of February, 2021.
Deliveries are being made weekly. Recipients will receive a call to advise what day the delivery will arrive.
Delivery of food boxes is limited to the District's geographic boundaries as defined by the State of California, generally referred to as the Morongo Basin. CLICK HERE to see a map of the District's service boundaries.
Zip codes within the District service area include: Joshua Tree 92252; Landers 92285, Pioneertown 92268; 29 Palms 92277; Yucca Valley 92284; Amboy 92304; Johnson Valley 92356
To receive a food box delivery call 760-890-4968 and leave a voice mail message with your contact information. Arrangements will be made with you to drop a food box at your dwelling. These will be no-contact deliveries.-->
LIST OF FOOD BANKS WITHIN THE MORONGO BASIN: We maintain a list of food banks within the Morongo Basin on this website for community convenience. CLICK HERE to access that list of resources in the Basin.