Food for People

The Food Bank for Humboldt County

Hunger Fighter Challenge

Interested in becoming a Hunger Fighter Team?

As part of Food for People's 25th annual Holiday Spirit Food & Fund Drive, we cordially invite you to participate in our 2017 Hunger Fighter Challenge.  The Hunger Fighter Challenge is a friendly competition to see which Hunger Fighter Teams can collect the most money and food for the food bank from the beginning of November through the end of December. In 2016, Hunger Fighter teams collected a total of 15,065 lbs of food and/or dollars --an impressive amount that underscores the importance of community in the fight against hunger. 

We serve more than 12,000 people each month through our 18 programs...

...helping low-income, fixed-income, and underemployed households of all ages that face difficult choices between food and life’s other essentials, such as rent, utilities, medications, and healthcare. Thirty percent of the people we serve are children, and 22% are seniors age 60 and older. Well over 40% of the households we serve rely on disability income. We work hard to keep up with requests for emergency food assistance– which is why we are so grateful for your help! We are committed to providing assistance to households in need, and we rely on community support to help us meet that need. The donations you gather during the Hunger Fighter Challenge will make it possible for us to provide assistance through the holiday and winter months.

Dozens of businesses, schools, groups and civic organizations have participated in the Hunger Fighter Challenge over the years. The most successful teams have one or more people spearheading the effort for their teams—someone who can be both leader and organizer. If you would like to participate, Food for People can provide your team with a food barrel, bags, and a fund collection container. We can also provide support materials like a list of most-needed foods, flyers, local hunger information, and materials to help motivate your team to donate. Please fill out the attached enrollment form and return it to us so we can support your team in getting started.

Our Local Food Resources Coordinator is the contact person for any questions about becoming a Hunger Fighter Team.  To help teams in their Hunger Fighter Challenge efforts, we have provided the Hunger Fighter Challenge rules, enrollment form, ideas, flyers, and shopping guide below for download. If your team needs more materials, 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! (Hunger 101 is a short activity that takes participants through a day in the life of a local family struggling to attain the food it needs to make sure no one in the family goes to bed hungry.)  Feel free to email our Local Food Resources Coordinator at or call (707) 445-3166 extension 312.


What are the rules and how do I get involved?

Please click here to dowload the 2017 Hunger Fighter Challenge rules and details + enrollment form

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

The following tools are great to provide to Hunger Fighter Challenge team members or to post in strategic locations at your group's workplace:

Please click here for a full-page flyer of our most-needed foods shopping guide

Please click here to download quarter-sheet flyers of the most-needed foods shopping guide

Click here for our current Food for People Fast Facts


2017 Hunger Fighter Teams:

Area 1 Agency on Aging, Backcountry Horsemen of California - Redwood Unit, The Beneficial Living Center & Garden Supplies, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Redwood Realty, Big Brothers Big Sisters of the North Coast, California State & Federal Employees' Credit Union #20, Caltrans District 1, Changing Tides Family Services, City of Arcata - City Hall, Coast Central Credit Union, Dell'Arte International School of Physical Theatre, Department Of Rehabilitation Eureka Ca, Humboldt County DHHS, Dream Athletics: Allstar Cheer, Tumble & Dance, Environmental Technology Inc., US Fish & Wildlife Service, NOAA Fisheries, National Park Service, US Geological Survey, GHD Group, Glen Paul School, Redwood Harley-Davidson, Humboldt Community Access & Resource Center - HCAR, Humboldt County 4-H, California, Humboldt County Planning & Building Division, Humboldt Independent Practice Association, YES House, Hunter, Hunter, & Hunt, LLP, The Job Market Humboldt, LACO, Mad River Brewing Company and Tap Room, Mad River Community Hospital, North Coast Regional Department of Child Support Services, Recology Humboldt County, Redwood Curtain Brewing Company, Sequoia Gas Station, Six Rivers Charter High School, Six Rivers Montessori School, U.S. Forest Service - Six Rivers National Forest, St. Joseph Health - Humboldt County, Union Street Charter School, Washington Elementary.