canned foods and grocery bags in a car

Food Distribution

Thursdays (except on indicated holidays) 5:00pm – 7:00pm

Requirements to get access to food:

Update 06/23/2022: Effective immediately, registration of new guests for The Community Food Bank at The Center is suspended until further notice.

You must be a resident of Riverside County (CA) and bring a picture ID (if you have one) during our distribution hours. Our Food Bank Card is required for pickups to expedite the service process.

Food Distribution Alternatives:

Please contact FIND Food Bank to learn more about other food distribution opportunities and locations in the Coachella Valley. 


Tuesdays and Thursdays 10:00am – 12:00noon | Thursdays 5:00pm – 7:00pm

Curbside option. Collecting barrels available on the street on 610 S Belardo Rd. Safe self-service drop and go!


The Community Food Bank @ The Center will continue to follow Federal, State and City mandates observing social distancing and enforcing face covering (nose and mouth) in order to be served.

Accepted food items (items with an asterisk are high priority):

  • Canned Goods (Tomatoes, Soup, String Beans, Corn, Fruit)
  • Canned Prepared Food (Spaghetti-O’s, Beef Stew, Chili, etc.)
  • Rice, 1 Pound Package
  • Dry Beans, 1 Pound Package
  • Macaroni & Cheese
  • Pasta
  • Ramen
  • Cereal
  • Crackers
  • Protein & Granola Bars
  • Oatmeal
  • Cat Food & Dog Food
  • Jars of Pasta Sauce
  • Peanut and/or Almond Butter (16oz. jar)

Also consider purchasing online on websites like AmazonSmile® or other online food suppliers of your preference, delivered to The Center @ 1301 N Palm Canyon Dr, 3rd Floor. Palm Springs, CA 92262.