Beyond the glam: Feeding the Coachella Valley’s most vulnerable residents
The two-weekend Coachella festival set for April will now take place over the weekends starting Friday October 9 and 16. AFP/File / Kyle Grillot.

The Coachella Valley is perhaps best known for big-ticket attractions: its annual namesake music festival and tennis tournament in Indian Wells, and the swanky resort town of Palm Springs.But there’s a flip side to all that glam.Poverty is also endemic to the desert valley, which stretches for 45 miles in Riverside County. The median household income there is roughly $45,500, less than two-thirds the statewide median.Among the most vulnerable are the area’s seniors, many of whom lack access to fresh and healthful food during the COVID-19 crisis.In response to the pandemic, the FIND Food Bank i...

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