Food for People

The Food Bank for Humboldt County

Summer Lunch for Children

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Children's Summer Food Boxes

This year, in order to make sure children in the underserved areas of our rural county have access to food assistance, we will be offering Children's Summer Food Boxes at the following sites from June through August. Each weekly box includses pantry staples and fresh produce to help families during the summer. 

  • Manila Community Resource Center - Contact Ester at (707) 444-9771 for inquiries
  • Loleta Community Resource Center - Contact Marcelina at (707) 733-5239 for inquiries
  • Southern Humboldt Resource Center - Contact Amy at (707) 923-1147 for inquiries
  • Bridgeville Community Resource Center - Contact Danielle at (707) 777-1775 for inquiries
  • DreamQuest, Willow Creek - Contact Trish at (530) 629-3564 for inquiries
  • Hoopa Resource Center - Contact Karen at (530) 625-4000 for inquiries

*Funding for the Children's Summer Food Boxes is provided by the North Coast Grantmaking Partnership, the Albertsons (Safeway) Foundation, Cypress Grove Cheese, Humboldt Sponsors, and the Locally Delicious Farmers Fund. 


Children's Free Summer Lunch

Eureka City Schools, the Arcata School District, and Food for People are partnering to make sure Children’s’ Summer Lunch program can continue countywide throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. All children ages 18 and younger are welcome to these free meals!

EUREKA (June– Aug)

  • Alice Birney Elementary  -  11am-1pm, MWF. Two days’ worth of meals given on M & W
  • Eureka High School -- 11am-1pm, MWF. Two days’ worth of meals given on M & W
  • Grant Elementary  --  11am-1pm, MWF. Two days’ worth of meals given on M & W
  • Lafayette Elementary  --  11am-1pm, MWF. Two days’ worth of meals given on M & W
  • Washington Elementary  --  11am-1pm, MWF. Two days’ worth of meals given on M & W
  • Bus drivers will also be delivering meals. View bus schedule:
  • Camp Cooper  -- Breakfast 7am & Lunch 12pm, Mon-Fri
  • Municipal Auditorium (1120 F St.)  -  Breakfast 7am & Lunch 12pm, Mon-Fri
  • Boys & Girls Teen Center Eureka (3015 J Street) breakfast 9am & lunch 12:00pm, Mon-Fri

FORTUNA (June– Aug)

  • Rohner Park (9 Park Street)  --  12-1pm, Mon-Fri

RIO DELL (June– Aug) 

  • Eagle Prairie Elementary parking lot (95 Center St.)  --  12:15-1:45pm, Mon-Fri

ARCATA (June– Aug)

  • Arcata Elementary  --   12-1pm, M-F (breakfast and lunch served in one bag)
  • 2575 Alliance (Red apartments)   --  11-11:20am, M-F (breakfast and lunch served in one bag)
  • Sunny Brae Middle  --  11-11:50am, M-F (breakfast and lunch served in one bag)
  • Rotary Park (between F & G St.)   12-12:10pm, M-F (breakfast and lunch served in one bag)
  • Greenview Park  --  12:25-12:35pm, M-F (breakfast and lunch served in one bag)
  • Manila (old Manila Market)  --  12:45-1:05pm, M-F (breakfast and lunch served in one bag)
  • Phillips Court (Manila)  --  1:10-1:15pm, M-F (breakfast and lunch served in one bag)


  • McKinleyville Middle School  --  12-1pm, every Tues. Includes one non-perishable and one refrigerated bag with breakfast and lunch items for 5 days
Children's Free Summer Lunch

More about Children's Summer Lunch

The Children’s Summer Lunch Program provides nutirtion assistance to low-income children on summer weekdays. Children 18 and younger may participate in the program by going to a designated lunch site during service times.

56% of all Humboldt County school children qualify for the free or reduced-price lunch program during the school year, but what do they eat when school is out? The Children’s Summer Lunch Program represents the nutritional link between the end of one school year and the beginning of another. Food for People partners with local parks and recreation programs, community centers and volunteers to provide healthy sack lunches at locations around the county.

If you have questions about our Children's Summer Lunch program, contact our Child Nutrition Programs Coordinator at (707) 445-3166, extension 309 or email

Children's Free Summer Lunch

For more information, please call Food for People’s Child Nutrition Programs Coordinator at (707) 445-3166 ext. 309 or email


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