Tuesday, April 13, 2021

Farmers to Families Produce Box Distribution

PLEASE NOTE: This USDA program was temporary and concluded at the end of May 2021.

USDA Farmers to Families Food Boxes of produce and dairy is available to Wonder Valley residents every Thursday from 10 a.m. until food runs out.

This is a drive-through produce distribution at the Wonder Valley Community Church at 82575 Amboy Road at Kuhn's Road. Pastor Lonnie & wife Jo Casper and local volunteers will begin distributing the food boxes at 10 a.m. or as soon as the food arrives from its regional distribution point in Joshua Tree on Thursday mornings.

Wonder Valley Community Church
82575 Amboy Road
Wonder Valley, CA 92277

USDA Farmers to Families Food Box program

In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA.  

Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits.  Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339.  Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.

To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027) found online at: How to File a Complaint, and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by: 

mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture
Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
1400 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, D.C. 20250-9410;
fax: (202) 690-7442; or
email: program.intake@usda.gov

Friday, April 2, 2021

WV Grocery Distribution.

The monthly grocery bag distributions has been terminated due to the WV Community Center reopening. There is no space to accommodate the groceries and the available pantry space is being used for the USDA surplus commodity distributions. As announced at the last grocery bag distribution (8/4) and USDA food distribution (8/17), the WV grocery bag distribution program has ended with the reopening of the WV Community Center due to limited storage space. The 29 Palms Food Bank is still providing a monthly grocery bag for Wonder Valley residents who need it - they are open Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 9:30-11 a.m. and the first Saturday of the month from 9:30-11, They are located at 6450 Stardune Avenue and their phone number is 760-361-3663. People who have registered during the WV grocery bag distribution will already be registered at the 29 Palms location.

The Friends of Wonder Valley is partnering with the 29 Palms Community Food Pantry and Outreach Ministries INC. for a Grocery Distribution, at 10:00 a.m. on WEDNESDAY, May 5, at the Wonder Valley Community Center, 80526-½ Amboy Road, Wonder Valley CA 92277. The Community Center is next to the Fire Station. The event continues until 11 a.m., or until we’ve given out all the bags.

This food distribution is for Wonder Valley residents only. Please wear a mask and stay in your car.

You may pick up ONE (1) bag for a neighbor, or they may pick up ONE (1) bag for you.

Please enter the access road at the WVCC sign and continue driving around the building until you stop behind the car in front of you. Stay to the inside of the curve (left) in case someone has to leave. Do NOT get out of your car. We will come around, take your name(s), and as you drive up to the loading zone, we’ll bring your bag(s) to your car. Please be patient and follow all instructions from the volunteers. This is to insure your safety and the safety of our volunteers and staff. Thank you.

The WVCC is CLOSED. The park is closed.