From the Office of State Senator Mike McGuire: 

Senate President Designee Mike McGuire, for eight years in a row, has teamed up with Food for People, KHUM radio, and six local high schools for the Humboldt Holiday Food Drive. This year’s big event is happening this Thursday, December 7. The community is invited to stop by the Eureka Safeway and donate much-needed non-perishable foods and funds to help our community’s hungriest.

“Food for People is seeing record demand for food assistance this year,” said Senator McGuire. “Humboldt always steps up and takes care of our neighbors in need when times are tough, but this year in particular, we would be grateful if folks could chip in to help change a life. Food for People needs our help. Join us this Thursday from 3-6pm and give the gift of generosity or donate online at”

Last year, Food for People distributed over 2 million pounds of food to low-income households in every corner of Humboldt. The need is especially great for thousands of kids. A quarter of those served by Food for People are children who depend on others to have enough to eat. 

To gather food and monetary donations, six local high schools (Eureka, McKinleyville, Arcata, Fortuna, Ferndale and St. Bernard’s) have held various kick off events and food drop-offs, produced videos, made commercials and rallied their classmates to participate through creative fundraising activities.

“We’re so incredibly grateful to the thousands of high school students who are mobilizing to help feed our neighbors in need this holiday season. It’s so inspiring to see. We’re excited to partner with Senator McGuire this Thursday for the Humboldt Holiday Food Drive and we hope the community will turn out to support the life-changing work of Food for People,” said Food for People executive director Carly Robbins.

The schools will be dropping off all of their collected food on Thursday, December 7th from 3 to 6 p.m. during the Humboldt Holiday Food Drive. Neighbors are also encouraged to drop off their own donations of food and funds at the Eureka Safeway or donate online.