Looking for Help?
Our Emergency Food Pantry Network provides food for 17 pantries and 3 congregate meal programs (soup kitchens) located throughout Humboldt County. Emergency Food pantries provide groceries to households monthly. See the list/schedule below to find the pantry that's closest to you:
|Willow Creek (Community Resource Center), 38883 Hwy 299||Thursdays 8:30am-1pm||(530) 629-3141|
|Arcata (Trinity Baptist Church), 2450 Alliance Rd||Every Wednesday 3-6pm||(707) 445-3166|
|Arcata (Arcata Seniors), 321 Martin Luther King Jr. Way||3rd Thursday 10:30-11am||(707) 825-2027|
|Blue Lake (Community Resource Center), 111 Greenwood Ave||3rd Thursday 10am-2pm||(707) 668-4281|
|Bridgeville (Community Center), 38717 Kneeland Rd||Friday of the week of the 3rd Thursday 10am-4pm, or as needed||(707) 777-1775|
|Dinsmore, Route 36 mile marker 42.5||Tuesday following the 3rd Thursday 8:30-11am||(707) 777-1775|
|Eureka Choice Pantry, 2112 Broadway (corner of W. Hawthorne)||Tues, Weds, Fri, 11:00am-3:00pm. Call for appointment||(707) 407-0447|
|Eureka (Humboldt Senior Resource Center), 1910 California St||3rd Wednesday 10-11:30am|
|Ferndale (Community Church), 712 Main Street||3rd Thursdays 1-2:30pm||(707) 786-4475|
|Fortuna (St. Joseph's Pantry Shelf), 2292 Newburg Rd||Mon & Fri 10am-12 noon (**Starting in June 2020- no Wednesdays)||(707) 725-1148|
|Garberville (Presbyterian Church), 437 Maple Lane||Tues & Thurs 10:30am-noon; Wednesdays 2-4pm||(707) 923-3295|
|Loleta (Community Church), 228 Church Street||3rd Thursdays 3-5pm||(707) 733-5239 (Resource Center); (707)733-5751 (Church)|
|McKinleyville (Family Resource Center), 1450 Hiller Rd||Mon thru Fri 10:00am-3:30pm||(707) 840-0905|
|Orick (Elementary School), 120918 Hwy 101||3rd Thursday 12-2pm||(707) 488-2803|
|Rio Dell (Journey Church), 95 Belleview Ave||3rd Thursday 9am-12 noon, call for other times||(707) 764-5239|
|Trinidad (Lion's Club Pantry/Town Hall), 409 Trinity St/Town Hall||3rd Wednesday 10:30am-12:30pm|
More about the Pantry Network
Our Pantry Network truck delivers food to each site monthly, ensuring that every pantry receives the maximum amount of food possible to distribute in their communities. Food for People monitors each site and provides technical assistance, as needed. Collectively, the Pantry Network’s 17 pantries serve approximately 6,000 people each month throughout the county and helps congregate meal programs provide an more than 6,000 meals per month. Pantries are located in Arcata, Bridgeville, Blue Lake, Eureka, Fortuna, Garberville, Loleta, McKinleyville, Orick, Trinidad, Scotia, Ferndale and Willow Creek.
To reach our Pantry Network Coordinator directly email PantryNetwork@foodforpeople.org.
Income guidelines for accessing our pantries:
*updated May 2020
|Over 10||add $877.33 each|
Resources for Pantries in our Network
Click on any of the items below to download tools and resources helpful for your pantry distributions:
- EFA7 Signature Sheet (This is the NEW official USDA signature sheet that must be used at distributions)
- EFA7 Signature Sheet in Spanish
- EFAP income guidelines (May 2020-update) (Bilingual income guidelines for accessing USDA commodity foods must be posted at distribution)
- "And Justice for All" poster (This must be posted at distribution). Ask us for a hard copy and we'll provide one!
- Proxy/Alternate Pick-Up Form in English (May 2020 update) (When someone picks up commodities for someone else, either this form must be used OR a note that contains the same info, which includes: Date, name of person food is for, name of person they are giving permission to pick up the food, signature, address, zip code, number of people in household. This version released May 2019.)
- Proxy/Alternate Pick-Up Form in Spanish (January 2020-Revised) - awaiting an update for May 2020
- Civil Rights Training Tool
- Pantry donations tracking form (Please track all donations you receive and send this form in with your monthly paperwork.)
- Beneficiary Rights (This must be posted at any pantry located at a religious organization. Please fill out and post alongside your "And Justice for All" poster)
- Beneficiary Referral Request (Pantries located at religious orgainzations must keep copies of this on hand for documentation purposes)
- COVID-19 CalFresh updates
- COVID-19 Economic Stimulus Checks
- COVID-19 modified EFA7 signature sheet sample and CDSS guidance re: EFA7 and proxies
To download/print CalFresh flyers with income guidelines and information on how to apply, visit our CalFresh Task Force- Eligibility & Contacts page
To download resources for gardening and accessing farmers' markets and CSA's with CalFresh, visit our CalFresh Task Force- Gardening & Farmers' Markets page
For more information on CalFresh in general, visit our CalFresh Outreach page.
For recipes and nutrition resources, visit our Recipes & Nutrition Education page
Our partners at Humboldt County Dept. of Health & Human Services and St. Joseph Health coordinate to update and provide a comprehensive list of many different types of resources available in Humboldt County. Click here to view/download/print the resource list. And as an additional tool, the Humboldt Network of Family Resource Centers put all of this information into an online resource search engine. Click here to use the resource list search engine.
If you have questions about our Pantry Network please email PantryNetwork@foodforpeople.org.
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