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Our Emergency Food Pantry Network provides food for 21 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:
|Alderpoint (Fire Hall), 17440 Alderpoint Rd.||2nd Friday 1pm-2:30pm|
|Arcata (Arcata House Partnership Annex), 501 9th St.||Commodities + fresh food 3rd Wednesday 4-6pm. All other Wednesdays 4-6pm for fresh foods only||(707) 445-3166|
|Bear River Rancheria, 263 Keisner Rd., Loleta||3rd Friday 11am-1pm|
|Blocksburg, 27922 Alderpoint Rd||Friday after the 3rd Thursday, 1:30pm-3:30pm||(707) 777-1775|
|Blue Lake (Community Resource Center), 111 Greenwood Ave||3rd Thursday 10am-2pm||(707) 668-4281|
|Eureka Choice Pantry (Food for People) 307 W. 14th St||Tues, Weds, Fri, 10am-12:15pm & 1:30-3:45pm. Call for appointment.||(707) 445-3166|
|Eureka (Humboldt Senior Resource Center), 1910 California St||3rd Wednesday 10-11:30am||none|
|Bridgeville (Community Center), 38717 Kneeland Rd||Friday following the 3rd Thursday 10am-4pm, or as needed||(707) 777-1775|
|Dinsmore, Route 36 mile marker 42.5||Friday following the 3rd Thursday 9-11am||(707) 777-1775|
|Ferndale (Community Church), 712 Main Street||3rd Thursdays 1-2pm||(707) 786-4475|
|Fortuna (St. Joseph's Pantry Shelf), 2292 Newburg Rd||Mondays & Wednesdays 10am-12pm||(707) 725-1148|
|Garberville (Presbyterian Church), 437 Maple Lane||Tues & Thurs 10:30am-12pm; Wednesdays 2-4pm|
|Honeydew (Elementary School) 1 Wilder Ridge Rd||4th Wednesday 3-4 pm|
|Loleta (Community Church), 228 Church Street||3rd Thursdays 3-5pm||(707) 733-5239 (Resource Center); (707)733-5751 (Church)|
|McKinleyville (Family Resource Center), 1615 Heartwood Dr||Mon thru Thurs, 10am-12pm & 1-3pm (**Closed 4/17/23**)||(707) 840-0905|
|Orick (Elementary School), 120918 Hwy 101||3rd Thursday 12-2pm||(707) 488-2803|
|Petrolia (Mattole Valley Resource Center) 167 Sherman Ave||4th Wednesday 11am-12pm|
|Rio Dell (Chamber of Commerce), 406 Wildwood Ave||3rd Thursday 9am-12pm, call for other times||(707) 764-5239|
|Trinidad (Lion's Club Pantry/Town Hall), 409 Trinity St/Town Hall||3rd Wednesday 10am-12:30pm||none|
|Willow Creek (Community Resource Center), 38883 Hwy 299||Thursdays 10am-12pm; 3rd Thursday 10am-1pm||(530) 629-3141|
|Wiyot Admin Office, 1000 Wiyot Dr., Loleta||3rd Friday 11am-1pm|
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 18 pantries serve approximately 6,000 people each month throughout the county and helps congregate meal programs provide and more than 6,000 meals per month. Pantries are located in Arcata, Blocksburg, Blue Lake, Bridgeville, Dinsmore, Eureka, Ferndale, Fortuna, Garberville, Hoopa, Loleta, McKinleyville, Orick, Rio Dell, Trinidad, and Willow Creek.
To reach our Pantry Network Coordinator directly email @email.
Income guidelines for accessing our pantries:
*updated March 2023
|Over 8||add $1,006.59 each|
Resources for Pantries in our Network
Click on any of the items below to download tools and resources helpful for your pantry distributions:
- EFA-7 Signature Sheet (revised June 2021)
- EFAP income guidelines (March 2023-update) (Bilingual income guidelines for accessing USDA commodity foods must be posted at distribution)
- "And Justice for All" poster (This must be posted at distribution). Ask us for a hard copy and we'll provide one!
- Nondescrimination Statement (July 2022 update) Must include the FULL statement on your pantry website/webpage, if you have one. Short statement (the final line) is ok on print materials.
- Proxy/Alternate Pick-Up Form in English (March 2023 update) (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, name of person food is for, name of person they are giving permission to pick up the food, signature, address, zip code, number of people in household.
- Proxy/Alternate Pick-Up Form in Spanish--we will update the latest versio when it's available from the State.
- Civil Rights training slideshow
- Civil Rights training form (and here it is in Spanish)
- Temperature Log (for refrigerators & freezers)
- Pantry donations tracking form (Please track all donations you receive and send this form in with your monthly paperwork.)
- Beneficiary Rights (This must be posted at any pantry located at a religious organization. Please fill out and post alongside your "And Justice for All" poster)
- Beneficiary Referral Request (Pantries located at religious orgainzations must keep copies of this on hand for documentation purposes)
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 @email.
In accordance with federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex (including gender identity and sexual orientation), disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity.
Program information may be made available in languages other than English. Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication to obtain program information (e.g., Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language), should contact the responsible state or local agency that administers the program or USDA’s TARGET Center at (202) 720-2600 (voice and TTY) or contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339.
To file a program discrimination complaint, a Complainant should complete a Form AD-3027, USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form which can be obtained online at: https://www.usda.gov/sites/default/files/documents/USDA-OASCR%20P-Compla..., from any USDA office, by calling (866) 632-9992, or by writ a letter addressed to USDA. The letter must contain the complainant’s name, address, telephone number, and a written description of the alleged discriminatory action in sufficient detail to inform the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights (ASCR) about the nature and date of an alleged civil rights violation. The completed AD-3027 form or letter must be submitted to USDA by:
U.S. Department of AgricultureOffice of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights1400 Independence Avenue, SWWashington, D.C. 20250-9410; or
(833) 256-1665 or (202) 690-7442; or
This institution is an equal opportunity provider.