Pantry Network

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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:

A load of commodities being loaded into a truck to be distributed the our Pantry Network
Locations, schedules, and contact info for pantries in our network:
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

Household Size Income
1 $2,855.25
2 $3,861.83
3 $4,868.42
4 $5,875.00
5 $6,881.58
6 $7,888.17
7 $8,894.75
8 $9,901.33
Over 8 add $1,006.59 each
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 @email.


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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.

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1. mail:

U.S. Department of AgricultureOffice of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights1400 Independence Avenue, SWWashington, D.C. 20250-9410; or

2. fax:

(833) 256-1665 or (202) 690-7442; or

3. email:@email

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