ALERT: Emergency Food Services Available in Arcata During the Power Outage. Volunteers and Donations of Food and Ice Welcome.
In cooperation with the City of Arcata, Arcata House Partnership will be providing free food services throughout Arcata for the duration of the power outage to anyone in need. Beginning Sunday, October 27th, freshly prepared meals will be available daily from noon to 6pm at the Annex (501Ninth Street, Arcata) and at the Arcata Community Center (312 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Pkway, Arcata). Anyone is welcome to walk up to either of these locations for food assistance. In addition, the Arcata Community Center will have power and will make charging stations available for cell phones and medical devices from 10am to 6pm until power is restored. Priority will be given to those with medical needs. AHP and the city’s police department will deliver meals to community members who are unable to transport themselves to either of these locations. For more information or to request food assistance, please call (707) 298-7610.
Throughout the outage, AHP staff and volunteers will also deliver food to the community from their vans and their LUNCH BOX truck, which will be stopping at the following locations:
North Arcata: Valley West & Valley East:
Ray's Parking Lot
Lazy J Mobile Estates
Trinity Baptist Church Parking Lot (opposite Westwood Murphy's on Alliance Blvd)
The Annex & Transit Center (501 Ninth Street)
Plaza Point Apartments
Arcata Safeway Parking Lot
South Arcata & Sunny Brae
Arcata Community Center
Bayview Senior Apartments
Meadowbrook / Brookside Apartments
If you see the Lunch Box truck and need food, just flag down the driver.
For those interested in volunteering on Sunday or Monday between 10am and 6pm, please call (707) 298-7610 or come by the Annex at 501 Ninth Street. We would gratefully welcome any additional food support and donations of ice from our local retailers and community members.
We would like to thank all of our volunteers and our partners who have generously contributed to emergency assistance during the power outages so far: City of Arcata, Arcata Police Department, Food for People, Bien Padre, Eureka Natural Foods (McKinleyville), Grocery Outlet (McKinleyville), Starbuck's (Mckinleyville), Safeway (Arcata), McDonald's (Valley West, Arcata), Pacific Seafood (Eureka), Target (Eureka), AAA (Eureka), and HSU and College of the Redwoods Social Work Departments.