Food for People team member Veronica Brooks packing produce in preparation for a free produce distribution distribution.
Due to wildfire evacuations and road closures in Southern Humboldt County, Food for People has rescheduled produce distributions in Redway and Garberville to Tuesday.
From 10:30 a.m. to noon, those in need can receive fresh, free produce at the Garberville Presbyterian Church (437 Maple Lane) and from 1 to 3 p.m. at Redway Baptist Church, which will host a drive through distribution.
Get details on both in the Food for People press release below:
Food for People’s Free Produce Distributions in Garberville/Redway
In response to the fire evacuations and road closures in Southern Humboldt Food for People has reschedule Free Produce Distributions in Redway and Garberville for Tuesday, September 29th. Those that lost food or are in need of assistance can access free fresh produce! The Free Produce Distributions will take place from 10:30am-12pm at the Garberville Presbyterian Church (437 Maple Lane), and 1-3 pm at the Redway Baptist Church (553 Redway Drive). In Redway it will be a drive-thru distribution; cars are asked to enter via Empire Drive. Participants are asked to make room in vehicles - volunteers will load produce directly into the trunk.
Garberville & Redway Produce Distribution – Tuesday, September 29th
Garberville Presbyterian Church (437 Maple Lane) from 10:30am-12pm.
*This is a walk-up distribution – participants are asked to wear face masks and maintain 6ft social distancing.
Redway Baptist Church (553 Redway Drive) from 1-3pm.
* This is a drive-thru distribution; cars will enter via Empire Drive and exit onto Redway Drive. Participants are asked to make room in vehicles volunteers will load produce directly into the trunk for drive-thru distributions. There will be a separate area for walk-ups.
Food for People, the Food Bank for Humboldt County, operates a network of countywide pantries and food distribution programs to help those experiencing hunger and instability. All regular distributions programs remain operational though some may become fluid as we address evolving needs and challenges. To find the program or pantry location best fitted for you please visit www.foodforpeople.org.
For those looking to help, financial donations are currently the best way to support hunger relief in our community. Those interested in volunteering can fill out the Volunteer Response Team form. Visit www.foodforpeople.org to help!