Food for People

The Food Bank for Humboldt County

Pantry Network

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Our Emergency Food Pantry Network provides food for 17 pantries and 3 congregate meal programs (soup kitchens) located throughout Humboldt County. Emergency Food pantries provide groceries to households monthly. See the list/schedule below to find the pantry that's closest to you:

A load of commodities being loaded into a truck to be distributed the our Pantry Network
Willow Creek (Community Resource Center), 38883 Hwy 299Thursdays 8:30am-1pm(530) 629-3141
Arcata (Trinity Baptist Church), 2450 Alliance RdEvery Wednesday 4:00-6:00pm(707) 445-3166
Arcata (Arcata Seniors), 321 Martin Luther King Jr. Way3rd Thursday 10:30-11am(707) 825-2027
Blue Lake (Community Resource Center), 111 Greenwood Ave3rd Thursday 10am-2pm(707) 668-4281
Bridgeville (Community Center), 38717 Kneeland RdFriday of the week of the 3rd Thursday 10am-3pm, or as needed(707) 777-1775
Dinsmore, Route 36 mile marker 42.5Tuesday following the 3rd Thursday 9-11am, until further notice(707) 777-1775
Eureka (Food for People), 307 W. 14th StreetTues, Weds, Fri, 2nd & 4th Thurs 10am-3:30pm. Call for appointment(707) 445-3166
Eureka (Humboldt Senior Resource Center), 1910 California St3rd Wednesday 10-11:30am
Ferndale (Community Church), 712 Main Street3rd Thursday 1-3pm(707) 786-4475
Fortuna (St. Joseph's Pantry Shelf), 2292 Newburg RdMon/Wed/Fri 10am-12 noon(707) 725-1148
Garberville (Christian Science Reading Room, 438 Maple LaneTues & Thurs 10:30am-noon; Wednesdays 2-4pm(707) 923-3295
Loleta (Community Church), 228 Church Street3rd Thursdays 3-5pm(707) 733-5239 (Resource Center); (707)733-5751 (Church)
McKinleyville (Family Resource Center), 1450 Hiller RdTues & Fri 11am-1pm(707) 840-0905
Orick (Elementary School), 120918 Hwy 1013rd Thursday 12-2pm(707) 488-2803
Scotia (Bread for Life), 143 Main Street3rd Thursday 10am-2pm, call for other times (707) 764-5239
Trinidad (Lion's Club Pantry/Town Hall), 409 Trinity St/Town Hall3rd Wednesday 10:30am-12:30pm

More about the Pantry Network

Our Pantry Network truck delivers food to each site monthly, ensuring that every pantry receives the maximum amount of food possible to distribute in their communities. Food for People monitors each site and provides technical assistance, as needed. Collectively, the Pantry Network’s 16 pantries serve approximately 6,000 people each month throughout the county and helps congregate meal programs provide an more than 6,000 meals per month. Pantries are located in Arcata, Bridgeville, Blue Lake, Eureka, Fortuna, Garberville, Loleta, McKinleyville, Orick, Trinidad, Scotia, Ferndale and Willow Creek.

To reach our Pantry Network Coordinator directly, call (707) 445-3166, ext. 313 or email


Income guidelines for accessing our pantries:

Household Size
Over 10add $522.50 each
services map
Map of Food for People's program services throughout Humboldt County. Pantries are ones with an apple symbol.
McKinleyville Pantry Garden
(above) Some of our pantries are also home to pantry or community gardens that provide fresh produce to the households they serve.

Resources for Pantries in our Network

Click on any of the items below to download tools and resources helpful for your pantry distributions:

  • EFA7 Signature Sheet (This is the official USDA signature sheet that must be used at distributions)
  • USDA EFAP income guidelines in English (2017-2018) (Income guidelines for accessing USDA commodity foods must be posted at distribution)
  • USDA EFAP income guidelines in Spanish (will be updated when available)
  • "And Justice for All" poster (This must be posted at distribution)
  • Proxy/Alternate Pick-Up Form in English (2017-2018) (When someone picks up commodities for someone else, either this form must be used OR a note that contains the same info, which includes: Date, client name, name of person the client is giving permision to pick up the food, signature, address, zip code, number of people in household)
  • Proxy/Alternate Pick-Up Form in Spanish (will be updated when available)
  • Pantry donations tracking form (Please track all donations you receive and send this form in with your monthly paperwork.)

To download/print CalFresh flyers with income guidelines and information on how to apply, visit our CalFresh Task Force- Eligibility & Contacts page

To download resources for gardening and accessing farmers' markets and CSA's with CalFresh, visit our CalFresh Task Force- Gardening & Farmers' Markets page

For more information on CalFresh in general, visit our CalFresh Outreach page.

For recipes and nutrition resources, visit our Recipes & Nutrition Education page

Our partners at Humboldt County Dept. of Health & Human Services and St. Joseph Health coordinate to update and provide a comprehensive list of many different types of resources available in Humboldt County. Click here to view/download/print the resource list. And as an additional tool, the Humboldt Network of Family Resource Centers put all of this information into an online resource search engine. Click here to use the resource list search engine.

If you have questions about our Pantry Network please call the Pantry Network Coordinator directly at (707) 445-3166 ext. 313


In accordance with Federal law and U.S. Department of Agriculture policy, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, or disability.