Best of Bonus

Anne Holcomb, executive director of Food for People. - SUBMITTED
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Food for People

BEST Local Cause, BEST Nonprofit BEST COVID-Related Community Support Group

Food for People has been there for Humboldt County residents in need of a helping hand, no matter the circumstance, for more than 40 years.

From humble beginnings in 1979 as a single closet of food, the nonprofit has grown over the ensuing years to include 18 programs — from summer lunch programs for children and senior meal deliveries to free produce markets and choice pantries — making a difference in the lives of 12,000 people every month.

Even while enduring its own struggles this year in the wake of a sewer backup that flooded its main warehouse just before shelter in place began, Food for People stayed the course, finding new and creative ways of fulfilling its vision of "creating a stronger healthier Humboldt County" as many in the local community face the economic and social isolation impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Four decades and counting, Food for People continues to step up to help fill others' plates — help needed now more than ever.

— Kimberly Wear

Bonus Round!


Phatsy Kline's Parlor Lounge
129 2nd St., Eureka; 444-3344

Second Place: The Speakeasy

Third Place: Leon's Car Care Center

Hangout for Seniors

Senior Resource Center
1910 California St., Eureka; 443-9747

Second Place: Gene Lucas Community Center

Third Place: McKinleyville Senior Center

Local Cause

Food For People
307 W 14th St., Eureka; 445-3166

Second Place: CASA of Humboldt

Third Place: Boys & Girls Club of the Redwoods Eureka Teen Center

Local Do-Gooder

Betty Chinn
133 7th St., Eureka; 407-3833

Second Place: Rex Bohn

Third Place: Heidi Benzonelli

Local Podcast

Humboldt Last Week

Second Place: Walking with Freya

Third Place: illuminati by Nature

Local Politician

Rex Bohn

Second Place: Mike Wilson

Third Place: Steve Madrone

Locally Made Product (Non-Food)

Papa & Barkley
122 W 4th St. #0218, Eureka; (888) 981-9978

Second Place: Queen Bee Naturals

Third Place: Holly Yashi

Jason Estrada, owner of Humboldt Woodworks with his soon to be wife and co-owner Bri Carrillo. - SUBMITTED
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  • Jason Estrada, owner of Humboldt Woodworks with his soon to be wife and co-owner Bri Carrillo.
New Business

Humboldt Woodworks

Second Place: Tobago

Third Place: Humboldt Auto Styling

Skateboard Spot

RampArt Indoor Skate Park Arcata
700 S G St., Arcata; 826-0675

Second Place: Arcata Skate Park

Third Place: Cooper Gulch Recreation Center

Best COVID-Related

Community Support Group

Food For People
307 W 14th St., Eureka; 445-3166

Second Place: Feed the ER

Third Place: Cooperation Humboldt

Best Curbside Under SIP

The Humboldt County Collective
1670 Myrtle Ave., Eureka; 442-2420
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Second Place: Plaza Grill

Third Place: Eureka Natural Foods

Best Delivery Under SIP

Cloney's Prescription Pharmacy
Multiple locations in Eureka and McKinleyville

Second Place: The Larrupin' Cafe

Third Place: Proper Wellness Center Dispensary Humboldt

Best Local Virtual Class

Pali Yoga
117 F St., Eureka; 601-5659

Second Place: Rebel Fitness

Third Place: Faces of the Moon

Best Mask Maker

Jennifer McMahon

Second Place: Stephanie Gurley

Third Place: Big Fun Shirt Company

Best Pivot to COVID Aid by a Business

2940 Broadway, # E, Eureka; 269-0210

*In recognition of their efforts, S.T.I.L. would like to share the title with finalists Alchemy Distillery and Humboldt Distillery.

Best Public Agency for COVID Updates

Humboldt County Joint Information Center

Second Place: North Coast Small Business Development Center

Third Place: City of Arcata

Best Thing about Sheltering in Humboldt


Second Place: Beaches

Third Place: Being alone

First Place You'll Go Once SIP Lifts

Out to dinner and a movie with the family

Second Place: Hair salon

Third Place: Healthsport

Most Missed Event

Kinetic Sculpture Race

Second Place: Arcata Bay Oyster Festival

Third Place: Spamley Cup

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