Food for People

The Food Bank for Humboldt County

Summer Lunch for Children

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Food for People’s Children’s Summer Lunch Program operates June through August when school (and school lunch) is out. Sites for Summer 2019 are posted below.

Arcata Elementary School2400 Baldwin St.6/17-8/19M-F (12:00-12:30pm)
Arcata- Camp Odyssey B&G Club4556 Valley West Blvd.6/24-7/19M-F (12:00-1:00pm)
Arcata- Redwood ParkRedwood Lodge, 12th St. entrance6/17-8/23M-F (12:30-1:00pm)
Arcata- Pacific Union School3001 Janes Rd.6/17-8/16M-F (12:00-12:30pm)
Manila Community ParkPark St. & Lupin Dr.6/24-8/1M-Th (12:00-1:00pm)
Eureka- Boys & Girls Club3117 Prospect Ave.6/24-8/16M-F (1:00-2:00pm)
Eureka- Boys & Girls Teen Center3015 J St.6/24-8/16M-F (2:00-3:00pm)
Eureka- Food for People307 W.14th St.6/17-8/23M-F (12:00-1:00pm)
Eureka- Raven Project523 T St.6/17-8/23M,T,W,F (1:00-2:00pm)
Loleta- Downtown ParkMain St. & Loleta Dr.6/24-8/16M-F (12:00-1:00pm)
Loleta- Bear River Community Center266 Keisner Rd.6/17-8/23M-F (12:00-1:00pm)
Fortuna Elementary- Excel Camp2089 Newburg Rd.6/17-7/12M-F (12:30-1:10pm)
Fortuna- Rohner Park- Summer Fun5 Park St.6/17-8/23 M-F (12:00-1:00pm)
Fortuna- Newburg Park2700 Newburg Rd.7/15-7/26M-F (12:00-1:00pm)
Rio Dell Fireman's ParkW. Center & Wildwood Ave.6/17-8/21M-F (12:15-2:00pm)
McKinleyville Teen Center1609 Pickett Rd.6/24-8/16M-F (12:30-1:30pm)
McKinleyville- Dow's Prairie Elem.3940 Dows Prairie Rd6/17-8/2M-F (12:30-1:30pm)
Willow Creek- Dream Quest100 Country Club Dr. Ste B6/17-8/23M-F (12:00-1:00pm)
Hoopa CR Commons21 Orchard St.7/1-8/23M-F (12:30-1:30pm)

Click here to download our 2019 Children's Summer Lunch flyer with all sites and the lunch menu rotation. Click here to download it in Spanish.


More about Children's Summer Lunch

The Children’s Summer Lunch Program provides a free sack lunch to low-income children on summer weekdays. During each summer we typically distribute between 15,500 and 17,500 lunches at 20 sites throughout the county. Children 18 and younger may participate in the program by going to a designated lunch site during the meal service. No pre-registration for lunch is required.

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.

Lunches are prepared daily by intergenerational volunteers at the Humboldt Senior Resource Center and then delivered by Food for People staff and community volunteers to all of the lunch sites.  Humboldt Transit Authority transports lunches each summer weekday on Southbound buses to Fortuna, Loleta, Rio Dell, and Scotia and UPS transports lunches Eastbound to Willow Creek and Hoopa.  Collectively, staff and volunteers drive over 500 miles each day delivering meals to the distribution sites.

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
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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