Morongo to donate 13,000 turkeys for Thanksgiving
The Morongo Band of Mission Indians will mark the 30th anniversary of its annual Thanksgiving Outreach program by distributing 13,000 free turkeys on Nov. 16 and 17 to 114 pre-selected nonprofit groups, churches and charities across Southern California. Volunteers will distribute the turkeys at the Morongo Community Center on the Morongo Indian Reservation in Cabazon to pre-selected churches, food pantries, schools, veterans groups, homeless shelters and other nonprofit organizations from across Southern California, including Riverside, San Bernardino, Temecula, the Coachella Valley, Los Angeles and other communities. Turkeys donated by the tribe this year will provide nearly 200,000 Thanksgiving dinners to families, seniors and veterans. Among the 114 groups receiving turkeys are the Coachella Valley Rescue Mission in Indio; the Los Angeles Mission in Los Angeles; Inland AIDS Project in San Bernardino, the Kansas Avenue Resource Center in Riverside; and Hope Food Bank in San Jacinto.