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Press release from Food for People:

Many community members are finding it harder to make ends meet as we watch food and gas prices rise. To help, Food for People will host seasonal Free Produce distributions this summer in Eureka, Fortuna, Garberville, and Redway. These free outdoor produce distributions will begin in Fortuna on June 22nd and Eureka on June 23rd, and in Southern Humboldt on July 12th. The Free Produce distributions will continue through October to ensure that everyone in these difficult times can have access to the nutritious, seasonal produce, and some pantry staples needed for good health.

Upcoming Free Produce Market Distributions:

  • Fortuna Community Services
    Wednesday, June 22
    11:30am- 12:30pm
    *Drive-thru & walk-up
  • Eureka Bayshore Mall
    Thursday, June 23
    11 am - 1 pm
  • Garberville Presbyterian Church
    Tuesday July 12th
    10:30 am-11:30am
  • Redway Baptist Church
    Tuesday July 12th
    12:30 pm-1:30 p.m.
    *Drive-thru & walk-up

This program is available thanks to partnerships with California Emergency Foodlink, the California Association of Food Banks’ Farm to Family program, and CalFood Logistics.

Food for People, the Food Bank for Humboldt County, provides vital food resources for the community through hard times- from economic downturns to wildfires, and so many of life’s challenges. As pandemic assistance programs come to an end and food costs are on the rise many people are having a tough time putting food on the table. Food for People works to alleviate local hunger and improve the health of the community through its 18 programs and strong community partnerships. These programs include a countywide network of emergency food pantries; mobile produce distribution to rural areas of the county; food assistance for children, seniors, and homebound individuals; nutrition education; and local food recovery and gleaning efforts. Food for People distributes nearly 2 million pounds of food annually to the county’s most vulnerable members. For more information, go to or call (707) 445-3166.

Future Dates (same time and place)

Eureka: June 23, July 28, Aug. 25, Sept. 29, Oct. 27

Fortuna: June 22, July 27, Aug. 24, Sept. 28, Oct. 26

Garberville: July 12, Aug. 9, Sept. 13, Oct. 11

Redway: July 12, Aug. 9, Sept. 13, Oct. 11