Letter Carriers Food Drive

UPDATE: This year's Letter Carriers Food Drive was a success! 

If you missed your letter carrier on Saturday, you may drop your donation off at:

  • The Eureka Main United States Postal Service branch located at 337 W Clark St.
  • Food for People's warehouse at 716 W Cedar St. from 9 AM to 4 PM, Monday through Friday
  • Or contact the food pantry in your community. Click here for a full list of countywide food pantries


You can help your letter carriers “Stamp Out Hunger” in our community! All residents of Humboldt County are being asked to help local families experiencing food insecurity as a part of the annual Letter Carriers Food Drive.

It’s easy to participate. Look for the blue donation bags in your mailbox the week leading up to the food drive, and simply place your donations of non-perishable food in the bag and leave the bag by your mailbox on Saturday, May 13. Your letter carrier will do the rest, collecting donations and delivering them to Food for People and their network of countywide food pantries.

The foods most needed include canned fruits and vegetables, soups and stews, nut butters, and canned meats and fish. Items that cannot be accepted include rusty or bulging cans, foods that are clearly beyond their expiration date, and home-canned items. Please try to avoid donations in glass or cardboard as they can easily crush when tossed in with canned items. All food collected stays in the community in which it was donated to help local individuals and families in need. Questions about your community’s participation should be directed to your local postmaster.

Volunteers are needed to help sort and box the food when it is delivered to Food for People at First Presbyterian Church 819 15th St in Eureka on Saturday, May 13th. Please contact Food for People’s Volunteer & Direct Services Manager, Julie Ryan, at (707) 445-3166 extension 310 or @email for more information.