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The Food Bank for Humboldt County

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Backpacks for Kids, weekend hunger relief

Did you know that 60% of Humboldt County children qualify for free or reduced-cost lunch during the school year?

Food for People's Local Store Food Recovery

Food for People Partners on CalRecycle Grant.

Proposed SNAP Changes to Increase Hunger

On July 23, 2019 a Federal rule was proposed which will deny Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP, known as CalFresh in California) benefits to an estimated 3 mi


The California Department of Motor Vehicles has commenced the pre-sale to put the iconic self-portrait image of John Lennon on California license plates to help fund the st

26th annual Letter Carriers' Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive
When: 11 May 2019 - 12:00pm to 7:00pm
Where: Help "Stamp out Hunger" on Saturday, May 11th by putting food donations at your mailbox for your letter carrier to pick up.

Look for the blue, pre-printed donation bags in your mailbox the week leading up to the May 11th food drive.  Simply place your donations of non-perishable food in the

Heidi and Juan helping SSI recipients sign up for CalFresh

     The phone calls to Food for People’s CalFresh Outreach team began last September.

     Summer is here! Birds are chirping, flowers are blooming, bees are buzzing and fresh produce is pouring through our doors.

     Well folks, it’s officially the New Year! 2019 is upon us, and with it comes the hope of a fresh start through the process of reflection.


We continue to pay close attention to how the shutdown may affect us and those in need of food assistance - below are the latest updates we have on the effects of the gover

     Think about your shopping list for your next grocery store trip.

     In 2018 Food for People sent nearly 40 letters to our elected representatives in the State and Federal government. Why?

McGuire Food Drive
When: 12 Dec 2018 - 3:00pm to 6:00pm
Where: Safeway in Eureka (2555 Harris St, Eureka)

For the second year in a row, state senator Mike McGuire is teaming up with amazing high school student leaders to feed neighbors in need this holiday season.

Senior Food Relief "Food, Relationships, & Heart"

Our Senior and Homebound Delivery Programs operate 16 distribution sites countywide, reaching between 700 and 800 program participants each month.

Holiday Food & Fund Drive

 You can help feed those in need for the holidays.

KHUM week

KHUM radio and Food for People are broadcasting live from a different local grocery store each day this week, collecting food and funds toward Food for People’s Holiday Foo

Take Action against Hunger

Join us for Hunger Action Month to make an impact on local hunger. 

Leftovers film screening

Why are 1 in 6 seniors struggling with hunger in the United States?

Food relief resources available to fire evacuees
Local food relief resources are available to people who have been displaced by the recent fires in northern California: 
  • Food for

View the locations & schedule from June 18,  through August 24, 2018, while school (and school lunch) is out.

Food for People Volunteer

As we enter the summer months Food for People is particularly in need of additional volunteer help.

Left to Right: Sharon, Ciel, and Heidi McHugh

Food for People's very own Heidi McHugh has been nominated for Outreach Leader of the Year in the

This holiday season honor every person on your gift list.

2016 RAAM Movie “3089 Miles Across America” benefitting Backpacks for Kids
When: 21 Mar 2017 - 7:00pm to 10:00pm

Red Pearl Racing is proud to bring the official 2016 RAAM Movie “3089 Miles Across America” to Arcata.

Food Donation Barrel

The Hunger Fighter Challenge is a friendly competition to see which team can collect the most money and food for the food bank from the beginning of Novemb

The Backcountry Horsemen of California parade through Old Town Eureka to deliver food donations to Food for People
When: 19 Nov 2016 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Where: Cowboy Canned Food Convoy to Kickoff Food for People’s 24th Annual Holiday Spirit Food & Fund Drive

On Saturday, November 19, 2016, the Redwood Unit of the Backcountry Horsemen of California (BCHC) in partnership with Food for People, the Food Bank for Humboldt County, wi

Food for People #GivingTuesday

You’ve heard of Black Friday and Cyber Monday — maybe even Small Business Saturday. But what about Giving Tuesday?

Lost Coast Roteract’s Smash Out Hunger Softball Tournament June 26th starting at 10:00 AM. Redwood Fields, Cutten.
When: 26 Jun 2016 - 10:00am to 4:00pm
Where: Redwood Fields, Cutten

Eureka’s Lost Coast Rotaract will be hosting the "Smash Out Hunger" Softball tournament to benefit Food for People’s Backpacks for Kids Program on Sunday June 26th at 10:00

Thrill of the Grill BBQ Benefit at the Eureka Co-op June 17th
When: 17 Jun 2016 - 11:30am to 2:00pm

The North Coast Co-op is once again hosting the Thrill of the Grill Barbecue Benefit for Food for People.

North Bay Rotaract’s 5K Fun Run for a Cause. June 11th from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Perigot Park, Blue Lake.
When: 11 Jun 2016 - 10:00am to 3:00pm
Where: Pergoit Park, 321 Railroad Ave. Blue Lake

Support Food for People while running and having a ton of fun! 


Locally Delicious announces FOOD FUND CHALLENGE Benefiting Food For People Farmers Fund for 2016

Food Tank orgs to watch

Every year, Food Tank highlights organizations that contribute to creating a more sustainable global food system by protecting biodiversity, producing valuable agricu

North Coast co-op Share the Spirit

From November 25 – January 1 the North Coast Co-op is collecting donations at the register to support Food for People.

Ladies of 2nd street Eureka CA

Shop local for the holidays and support a good cause!

Wells Fargo Advisors Grant

Food for People is proud to announce the recent award of a $1,000 Community Blooms grant from Wells Fargo Advisors to benefit the Backpacks for Kids weekend nutrition progr

Scam Alert:

8/21/2015 The United States Department of Agriculture Food and Nutrition Services (USDA FNS) has posted a warning that the general public is being ta

Humboldt's very own Locally Delicious is featured on Food Day for their work to provide fresh produce to our community food banks while also increasing the amount of food g


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