FIND Food Bank, a hunger relief nonprofit, received a $125,000 donation from members of the Hideaway Golf Club in La Quinta, it was announced today.

Individual club residents came together to raise money for the food bank, with the donation equaling approximately 562,500 meals, according to FIND spokeswoman Kayleen Sullivan.

The donation comes at a time when inflation and supply chain issues have increased the cost of food and other supplies for FIND Food Bank purchases. This has led the food bank to dip into its reserves to ensure supplies for its 162 distribution sites.

“After the winter surge (COVID-19), we started to see food lines shrink in February, now we’re seeing them rise again,” explained Debbie Espinosa, CEO of FIND. “Our average distribution in the mobile market is now serving 100 to 200 more cars than a few weeks ago and we believe this is a response to rising prices at the pump and in stores which is putting financial pressure on family budgets.

“What Hideaway members have done for food insecure people in our community is amazing,” she added. “It shows that when our community is hurting, when household budgets are shrinking and putting food on the table is the
first thing, we have people who will step in to make sure none of our neighbors go hungry.”

Founded in 1983, FIND Food Bank currently feeds an average of 150,000 people each month through its distribution sites and 80 community partners.

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