For the homeless and the food insecure, Easter will be another day of struggle, especially during current times of financial uncertainty. Some will go hungry on this day. There will be needy families unable to make ends meet, having made the difficult choice to either pay the rent and utilities or buy groceries.

“The COVID-19 pandemic has been a struggle for all and has made serving so many in need a huge challenge for CVRM.” said Executive Director Darla Burkett. “We are asking our community to come along side us and help with much-needed food items as we serve these most in need.”

The Mission is grateful to all who generously give to help someone in need enjoy a traditional Easter meal. In addition, CVRM is asking for the community’s support through gift-in-kind donations of hams, potatoes, eggs, sweet potatoes, pies, canned vegetables, butter and whipped cream.

Please drop off your much-needed donations at the Mission located at 47470 Van Buren Street in Indio. Donations can be made by calling 760-347-3512 or contributing online at


The Coachella Valley Rescue Mission provides food, clothing, and safe shelter to anyone in need.  Additionally, CVRM helps people end their cycle of homelessness with extensive counseling, job training in eight different job descriptions in including retail and catering skills, and housing assistance.