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Food Distributions schedule

Check out our food distributions in October 2020.  

Please choose the distribution site closest to you.

Food for People changes amid COVID Pandemic

We all know that change is inevitable and can often provide the impetus to take a fresh look at things and find new ways forward, but the dramatic changes Food for People h

Clean up following sewer inundation at Food for People

Food for People’s wild journey of the last two and a half months started with the city sewer malfunction that occurred on February 28th, sending a gusher of sewer water sev

Emergency Drive-thru Food Distribution

While the world and our country grapple with the tremendous challenge the COVID-19 virus has placed upon our economy and way of life, the food safety net is responding exac

CERT volunteers packing bags of food for seniors

Food for People makes distributing food to low income seniors one of our top priorities.

Arcata Emergency Food Distribution - June 3, 2020
When: 3 Jun 2020 - 2:30pm to 4:30pm
Where: Emergency Food Distribution to Help Those Suffering Due to the COVID-19 Crisis

Have you been impacted by the current pandemic due to lost wages or revenues and find yourself struggling to make ends meet?

Double your donation matching challenge

Double Your Impact During the COVID Pandemic – Craig Hansen Insurance Challenges the Community to Support Food for People!

COVID-19 Response & Food Resources

Food for People is here for the community during the COVID-19 crisis.

Sewage Clean-up

Early Friday morning February 28th, we arrived at our main site at 307 W.

Mobile Produce Pantry Pop-ups

In order to address food deserts in the local area Food for People, the Food Bank for Humboldt County, planned two special pop-up Mobile Produce distributions this October.

Holiday Food & Fund Drive

Help Those in Need

Holiday Food & Fund Drive

 You can help feed those in need for the holidays.

Senator Mike McGuire's Humboldt Holiday Food Drive
When: 11 Dec 2019 - 3:00pm to 6:00pm
Where: Safeway in Eureka (2555 Harris St, Eureka)

For the third year in a row, state senator Mike McGuire is teaming up with amazing high school student leaders to feed neighbors in need this holiday season.

KHUM Food Drive

KHUM radio and Food for People are broadcasting live from a different local grocery store each day this week, collecting food

Starting generator

Food for People plans to distribute food as usual during the power shutoff

  • On Monday, and the rest of the week, we will be open for regular busine
Backpacks for Kids, weekend hunger relief

Did you know that 60% of Humboldt County children qualify for free or reduced-cost lunch during the school year?

Food for People's Local Store Food Recovery

Food for People Partners on CalRecycle Grant.

Proposed SNAP Changes to Increase Hunger

On July 23, 2019 a Federal rule was proposed which will deny Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP, known as CalFresh in California) benefits to an estimated 3 mi


The California Department of Motor Vehicles has commenced the pre-sale to put the iconic self-portrait image of John Lennon on California license plates to help fund the st

September is Hunger Action Month

Hunger affects far too many children, seniors and families in Humboldt County.  Twenty-one percent of our county lives at or below the poverty line, and the number of

26th annual Letter Carriers' Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive
When: 11 May 2019 - 12:00pm to 7:00pm
Where: Help "Stamp out Hunger" on Saturday, May 11th by putting food donations at your mailbox for your letter carrier to pick up.

Look for the blue, pre-printed donation bags in your mailbox the week leading up to the May 11th food drive.  Simply place your donations of non-perishable food in the

Heidi and Juan helping SSI recipients sign up for CalFresh

     The phone calls to Food for People’s CalFresh Outreach team began last September.

     Summer is here! Birds are chirping, flowers are blooming, bees are buzzing and fresh produce is pouring through our doors.

     Well folks, it’s officially the New Year! 2019 is upon us, and with it comes the hope of a fresh start through the process of reflection.


We continue to pay close attention to how the shutdown may affect us and those in need of food assistance - below are the latest updates we have on the effects of the gover

     Think about your shopping list for your next grocery store trip.

     In 2018 Food for People sent nearly 40 letters to our elected representatives in the State and Federal government. Why?

Senior Food Relief "Food, Relationships, & Heart"

Our Senior and Homebound Delivery Programs operate 16 distribution sites countywide, reaching between 700 and 800 program participants each month.

Take Action against Hunger

Join us for Hunger Action Month to make an impact on local hunger. 

Leftovers film screening

Why are 1 in 6 seniors struggling with hunger in the United States?

Food relief resources available to fire evacuees
Local food relief resources are available to people who have been displaced by the recent fires in northern California: 
  • Food for

View the locations & schedule from June 18,  through August 24, 2018, while school (and school lunch) is out.

Food for People Volunteer

As we enter the summer months Food for People is particularly in need of additional volunteer help.

Left to Right: Sharon, Ciel, and Heidi McHugh

Food for People's very own Heidi McHugh has been nominated for Outreach Leader of the Year in the

This holiday season honor every person on your gift list.

Food Donation Barrel

The Hunger Fighter Challenge is a friendly competition to see which team can collect the most money and food for the food bank from the beginning of Novemb

Food for People #GivingTuesday

You’ve heard of Black Friday and Cyber Monday — maybe even Small Business Saturday. But what about Giving Tuesday?


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