Food for People press release:
Food for People will once again host seasonal Free Produce Markets this summer in Eureka and Garberville. The Free Produce Market distributions will run June-September to ensure that everyone can have access to nutritious, seasonal produce, and some pantry staples needed for good health.
The first drive-thru Bayshore Mall distribution will take place on June 29 from 11 am - 1 pm at the North Parking Lot. The Bayshore Mall distribution is a drive-thru distribution while Garberville will be walk-up only.
Upcoming Free Produce Market Distributions:
Eureka Bayshore Mall - 11 am - 1 pm
June 29, July 27, August 24, September 28 (Drive-Thru)
Garberville Presbyterian Church – 10:30 am - 12 pm
July 11, August 8, September 12 (walk up only)
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 www.foodforpeople.org or call (707) 445-3166.