Hunger affects far too many children, seniors and families in Humboldt County. Twenty-one percent of our county lives at or below the poverty line, and the number of those affected by poverty and hunger is increasing in rural areas. Hunger affects work, mood, and health. In our community, hunger is a daily experience for many people. Food for People has been working for 40 years to eliminate hunger and address the root causes of hunger and poor nutrition.
To raise awareness of this huge national issue, Food for People is asking you to get involved and help make an impact this September during Hunger Action Month. Whether it’s by advocating, giving, volunteering, or taking action, you can ﬁnd a way to make a difference!
Hunger Action Month is in which people all over the country stand together with Feeding America and the nationwide network of food banks to fight hunger. It’s a month to spread the word, take action on the hunger crisis, and dedicate ourselves to a solution.
• GIVE. Food for People relies on contributions from individuals, organizations, and local businesses to sustain our hunger relief programs. Your donation helps provide much-needed nutritious food to more than 12,000 people struggling to make ends meet in Humboldt County.
• VOLUNTEER. Volunteers are the heart of Food for People. It takes a community of volunteers to make our programs successful. Come out to our monthly 2nd Saturday Volunteer Day! You can also email @email for more opportunities.
• EDUCATE. Educate yourself and others about hunger and its effects. Follow Food for People on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram, or sign up for our e-newsletter for updates on our programs and what we are doing to fight hunger locally.
• ADVOCATE. Contact your local state or national legislators about issues impacting hunger and poverty.
• DONATE FOOD. Pick up a few extra cans from the store or bring in excess harvest from your backyard garden or fruit trees. Food donations help us to stock our shelves and provide variety to those experiencing hunger in our community.