Food for People

The Food Bank for Humboldt County


Want to Make a Difference in Our Community?  Volunteer with Food for People!

Volunteers are the heart of Food for People. It takes a community of volunteers to make our programs successful. Last year volunteers put in 16,000 hours of time sorting and distributing food to households, harvesting produce, assisting with clerical tasks, and much, much more. That’s equivalent to ten full-time staff positions!

At Food for People, the time volunteers give us is golden. Without a doubt, volunteers are essential in helping us make sure that people in need have enough to eat. There are a variety of volunteer jobs to suit all types of skills and interests. Our Volunteer & Direct Services Manager would love to hear from you and would be happy to match your skills and talents with our volunteer needs.

Weekly Volunteer Orientations are currently on hold.

Monthly 2nd Saturday volunteer days are also currently on hold

Our process for volunteering with Food for People has changed:

  • Since our main building in Eureka is under construction, our Eureka Choice Pantry and our warehouse operations are temporary located in different buildings in Eureka
  • Due to the pandemic, we are also enforcing strict safety guidelines and social distancing protocols that limit the number of staff and volunteers in a space. We are scheduling limited numbers of volunteers at specific locations on given days.

If you are interested in volunteering with us, please fill out our Volunteer Application Form here.

After completing the volunteer application form, our Volunteer & Direct Services Manager will get in touch with you to discuss volunteer opportunties and shifts that fit your schedule and interests. Getting started with volunteering with us includes an orientation to review policies and procedures (including our COVID-19 safety protocols).

If you have any questions along the way, email


Click on any of the following links to learn more about volunteering at Food for People:

(some of these opportunities are much different looking during the pandemic currently, but it gives a sense of what we tend to need volunteers for)

Learn more about the many volunteer opportunities that exist at Food for People

Looking for an internship? Learn more about the process