City Leaders to Take Part in April 4 “Take a Bite Out of Hunger” Telethon

April is Hunger Action Month in the Coachella Valley and Palm Springs city leaders will join FIND Food Bank’s efforts to help feed the hungry and spread awareness about the growing problem of food insecurity in our desert by joining the food bank’s annual “Take a Bite Out of Hunger” Telethon, broadcast live on CBS Local 2 on Friday, April 4.

Palm Springs Police Chief Al Franz and Fire Chief John Allen will join a host of other community leaders answering phones and taking donations during the annual Telethon, which airs from 5:30 p.m. – 11:30 p.m. during commercial breaks.

In addition, through the end of the month, residents will be able to help feed those in need by dropping off canned food items in the lobby of Palm Springs City Hall, 3200 E. Tahquitz Canyon Way and the Palm Springs Public Library, 300 S. Sunrise Way.

“We believe it is crucial for all desert cities to join together in a committed coalition to make the Coachella Valley a Hunger Free Zone,” said FIND Food Bank CEO Lisa Houston, who added that even small donations to the food bank make a big difference to those in need.


A $1 donation equals seven meals while a $10 donation equals 70 meals, said Houston. To donate, visit or text “FIND” to 20222. Through a network of more than 100 community-based partners that include local soup kitchens, food pantries, shelters, after school programs and senior centers, FIND Food Bank currently distributes more than $8 million pounds of food annually to more than 80,000 people per month in the Coachella Valley.

“The City of Palm Springs is committed to helping FIND Food Bank in its mission to wipe out food insecurity and truly make our valley a Hunger Free Zone,” said Mayor Steve Pougnet. “I invite every resident in Palm Springs and the entire Coachella Valley to take part in Hunger Action Month, whether you donate your time, food or money, we are all in this together.”