California Food Banks >> Eureka Food Assistance

Food banks, soup kitchens and food pantries in Eureka CA

Food For People
Eureka, CA 95501
Details: When we first opened our doors in 1979, Food for People was no more than a small food closet intent upon filling the void for emergency food assistance in Humboldt County. Food distribution grew steadily from those humble beginnings, and over the following years, we expanded and began conducting our operations out of a small local residence, utilizing rented warehouse space just a few blocks away. During that time Food for People also began providing food for several pantries located throughout the County in addition to our direct food distribution in Eureka. Access to refrigeration and freezer space was extremely limited, and by 1996, we were bursting at the seams and ill-prepared to accommodate the steadily increasing requests for emergency food assistance. In 1998, thanks to support received through a Community Development Block Grant, a grant from The California Endowment, our Harvest Home capital campaign and the generosity of local citizens, churches, businesses and civic organizations, we were able to purchase and retrofit the 9,000 square foot warehouse at 307 West 14th Street in Eureka that now houses our food bank. This space includes a large walk-in cooler and two walk-in freezers. Food for People is designated as the official food bank for Humboldt County.