Food for People

The Food Bank for Humboldt County

Hunger Fighter Challenge

Interested in becoming a Hunger Fighter Team?

We cordially invite you to participate in our 2018 Hunger Fighter Challenge—a community food & fund drive supporting Food for People during the holiday months.

Last year the Hunger Fighter Challenge collected a total of 14,206 pounds of food and/or dollars—an impressive amount! This year’s Hunger Fighter Challenge goal is 15,000 pounds and/or dollars to support seniors, children, and families in need during the holidays and winter months.

Each year dozens of businesses, schools, groups, and civic organizations participate in the Hunger Fighter Challenge. We encourage groups to create and customize their own collection containers or boxes with downloadable tools and signage available in the "Resources" section below. Think you’ll need to borrow a barrel, box, or coin bank from us? We can arrange it! This is our busiest time of the year, and it is helpful if your team can pick up and drop off to us directly. We’ll do our best to make arrangements for unique situations. Please read the Hunger Fighter Challenge rules, and then fill out our online Hunger Fighter team enrollment form as soon as possible, so we can support your team in getting started.

Questions? If you have questions, need materials or information about Food for People, would like to request a Hunger 101 presentation to inspire your group, or anything at all, please don’t hesitate to contact us- we are here to support you. Email us at or call (707) 445-3166 ext. 320. We look forward to working with you this year!

NEW THIS YEAR - create your very own Hunger Fighter Team donation page to share with friends and track your goal. Did you know that we can stretch your team’s dollars with our wholesale buying power? When your team donates funds, the impact is larger—and it’s easier to lift! It’s easy to set up - CLICK HERE. Select “Create My Own Fundraising Page.” Once your page has been created you can personalize it with photos and info about you or your Hunger Fighter Team.

Last Year's Hunger Fighter Teams: Dream Athletics, Cuddly Bear Thrift Shop, Department of Health & Human Services (Healthy Communities, Public Health, Social Services), EDD/THe Job Market, Dell’Arte, Sequoia Gas Company, Humboldt Independent Practice Association, Caltrans, Area 1 Agency on Aging, Mad River Community Hospital, Recology, St. Joseph Health, HCAR, Northcoast Horticulture Supply, Coast Central Credit Union, GHD, Freshwater School, Garfield Elementary School, Glen Paul School, Six Rivers Charter High School, Six Rivers Montessori School, Union Street Charter School, Washington Elementary School, Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Redwood Realty, Big Brothers Big Sisters, CA State & Federal Employees Credit Union (now Compass), Changing Tides, Child Support Services, City of Arcata, Department of Rehabilitation, Environmental Technology, Inc., EPT Fortuna, Federal Building, Humboldt County Planning & Building Dept., Hunter, Hunter & Hunt LLP, KLLG Corp., LACO Associates, Redwood Curtain Brewery, Redwood Unit Back Country Horsemen


What are the rules and how do I get involved?

Please click here to download the 2018 Hunger Fighter Challenge rules and details.

Click here to fill out the Hunger Fighter enrollment form online. (Please read the rules & details above too!) 

Paper version of the enrollment form

Resources for your team

The following tools are great for decorating your own food collection containers, providing to Hunger Fighter Challenge team members, or to post in strategic locations at your group's location:

Printable Materials: