Holiday Spirit Food & Fund Drive!

Holiday Food & Fund Drive

 You can help feed those in need for the holidays.

During this season, we are called to reflect on our own blessings and look for ways to share with our fellow human beings. For low-income families, the additional pressure to provide a special holiday meal or gifts can be overwhelming when resources are already stretched. We encourage you to participate and share the “Holiday Spirit” with families in need. Food for People is here to help, but we can’t do it without the generous support of our community.

There are lots of ways you can get involved with the 27th annual Holiday Spirit Food & Fund Drive:

Community Food & Fund Drives:

Holiday Donation Bags: The week leading to Thanksgiving, you will see our holiday donation bags distributed in the Times-Standard and Redwood Times. These bags include a list of donation drop-sites and most needed items.  Fill your bag with nutritious nonperishable foods and bring them to the nearest drop site to donate.

Donation Drop Sites: Look for the Food for People logo! Donation barrels and boxes can be found at sites across the county making it easy to drop off nonperishable donations anytime.  Check out the full list of drop sites at the bottom of this page. 

Community Food & Fund Drives

Form a Hunger Fighter Team! The Hunger Fighter Challenge a community food & fund drive supporting Food for People during the holiday months.  Help us reach this year’s goal of 15,000 pounds and/or dollars to The full seniors, children, and families in need during the holidays and winter months. Sign up today!

Cowboy Canned Food Convoy - Kick-off to the Holiday Food & Fund Drive.  Each year, the Redwood Unit of the Backcountry Horsemen of California collects nonperishable food items and packs their saddle bags full for a parade through Old Town Eureka to deliver their donations to Food for People.  Once they arrive, we feed the horses apples and carrots while their riders unload hundreds of pounds of food.  This is a fun, family-friendly event and we invite the community to join us Saturday, November 23th, at 12:00 pm at the foot of C Street in Old Town.

KHUM’s On-Air Food & Fund Drive. Each year we partner with KHUM and their amazing DJ's for a week-long, on-air food and fund drive the week after Thanksgiving.  Each day we broadcast live on the radio from different grocery stores, using this unique opportunity to talk about the work of Food for People throughout Humboldt County. 

Senator McGuire’s Humboldt Holiday Food Drive Showdown. For the third year Senator McGuire and his team will coordinate a large-scale competitive food drive between local high schools to see who can collect the most food donations.  You can help! Stop by the big “weigh-in” event on December 11th at Safeway in Eureka with your donation.

There are many more wonderful community events during the holiday season to support Food for People and those in our County who are in need of food assistance. Support 

Food vs. Funds:

Did you know the food bank can stretch your dollars? With wholesale buying power and established relationships, Food for People can utilize each dollar you give to feed many more people. When you donate funds, the impact is larger—and it’s easier to lift! DONATE NOW. orAsk your friends to support your effort! You can create your very own donation page to share with friends and track your goal! It’s easy to set up. SIGN UP HERE. Click “Create My Own Fundraising Page.” Once your page has been created you can personalize it with information about you!

The full list of Donation Drop Sites:

Arcata Eureka Fortuna McKinleyville
Tri Counties Bank – 697 8th St. Eureka Natural Foods - 1450 Broadway St. Grocery Outlet – 1085 S. Fortuna Blvd. Eureka Natural Foods McKinleyville – 2165 Central Ave.
Murphy’s Markets – 100 Westwood Ct. Food for People – 307 W. 14th St. Les Schwab Tire Center – 275 N. Fortuna Blvd. Les Schwab Tire Center – 2210 Central Ave.
– 785 Bayside Rd. Grocery Outlet – 625 Commercial St. Ray’s Food Place – 2009 Main St. McKinleyville Family Resource Center – 1450 Hiller Rd.
Redwood Capital Bank – 1315 G St. Murphy’s Market – 4020 Walnut Dr. Redwood Capital Bank – 1075 S Fortuna Blvd Safeway – 1503 City Center Way
Safeway – 600 F St. North Coast Co-op – 25 4th St. Safeway – 701 S. Fortuna Blvd. Tri Counties Bank – 1640 Central Ave.
Wildberries Marketplace – 47 13th St. Redwood Capital Bank – 402 G St. Tri Counties Bank – 909 Main St. Umpqua Bank – 2095 Central Ave.
North Coast Co-op – 8th & I St. Safeway – 2555 Harris St.
Tri Counties Bank – 2844 F St.
– 838 W. Harris St. (in the Eureka Mall)
Blue Lake Bridgeville Carlotta Ferndale
Blue Lake Post Office - 411 1st St. Bridgeville Community Center – 38717 Kneeland Rd. Swain's Flat Outpost – 20300 California Hwy 36 Ferndale Community Church – Main St. & Lewis Ct.
Murphy’s Markets - 1451 Glendale Dr. Bridgeville Elementary School – 38717 Kneeland Rd. Ferndale Post Office – 536 Main St.
Bridgeville Post Office – 24878 California Hwy 36 Tri Counties Bank – 394 Main St.
Garberville Hoopa Rio Dell Scotia
Ray’s Food Place – 875 Redwood Dr. Hoopa Senior Nutrition Center – Loop Rd. Rio Dell Post Office – 315 Wildwood Ave. Scotia Post Office – 116 Main St.
Hoopa Post Office – 100 State Highway 96 N. 101 Roots – 770 Wildwood Ave.
Hupa Family Resource Center – 8 Holt St. (behind TANF)
Trinidad Willow Creek
Murphy’s Market – Main St. & View Ave. Ray’s Food Place – 38915 Hwy 299
Trinidad Elementary – 300 Trinity St. Willow Creek Post Office - 100 County Club Dr.