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Martha’s began in 1990 when the founders served meals to their homeless neighbors with a donation of $5.00. The organization has come a long way since these humble beginnings and has grown to be one of the largest providers of homeless services in Coachella Valley, serving over 6,000 people each year from its campus in Indio, CA.
For the next 28 years and beyond, Martha’s Village & Kitchen is committed to providing hunger relief in the community, housing those with nowhere to call home, and creating the opportunity for struggling and hurting community members to overcome seemingly unsurpassable obstacles. Toward that end, the agency is launching a $5 million campaign “MVK: Renewing Hope, Rebuilding Lives.” The campaign’s objectives fall into four major categories: Child Development, Food Services, Culinary/Job Training Programs, and Building, Shelter Space Improvements and Safety Upgrades. The campaign will help to meet the needs and change lives of the growing population of the impoverished and homeless in the Coachella Valley.