Food for People

The Food Bank for Humboldt County

Pantry Network

Looking for Help?

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
Arcata (Arcata House Partnership Annex), 501 9th St.Every Wednesday 4-6pm(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 following the 3rd Thursday 10am-4pm, or as needed(707) 777-1775
Dinsmore, Route 36 mile marker 42.5Friday following the 3rd Thursday 9-11am(707) 777-1775
Eureka Choice Pantry, 1720 10th St. (Cooper Gulch)Tues, Weds, Fri, 11:00am-3:00pm. Call for appointment(707) 407-0447
Eureka (Humboldt Senior Resource Center), 1910 California St3rd Wednesday 10-11:30am
Ferndale (Community Church), 712 Main Street3rd Thursdays 1-2:30pm(707) 786-4475
Fortuna (St. Joseph's Pantry Shelf), 2292 Newburg RdWednesdays 10am-1pm(707) 725-1148
Garberville (Presbyterian Church), 437 Maple LaneTues & Thurs 10:30am-noon; Wednesdays 2-4pm(707) 296-6048
Loleta (Community Church), 228 Church Street3rd Thursdays 3-5pm(707) 733-5239 (Resource Center); (707)733-5751 (Church)
McKinleyville (Family Resource Center), **NEW LOCATION** 1615 Heartwood DrMon, Tues, Thursday 10:00am-3:30pm; Weds 12-3:30pm(707) 840-0905
Orick (Elementary School), 120918 Hwy 1013rd Thursday 12-2pm(707) 488-2803
Rio Dell (Journey Church), 95 Belleview Ave3rd Thursday 9am-12 noon, call for other times (707) 764-5239
Trinidad (Lion's Club Pantry/Town Hall), 409 Trinity St/Town Hall3rd Wednesday 10am-12:30pm
Willow Creek (Community Resource Center), 38883 Hwy 299Thursdays 10am-12pm; EXCEPT 3rd Thursday 10am-1pm(530) 629-3141

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 17 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 email


Income guidelines for accessing our pantries:

*updated May 2021

Household Size
Over 8add $889.08 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:

COVID-19 Resources:

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 email




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