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Food for People to distribute items today to people who lost food in various spots – Times-Standard

Below is a press release from Food for People.

Food for People Emergency food distribution in Fortuna for those who lost food in the earthquake.

What: Emergency food distribution

When: Thursday, December 22, 2022 from 12:00pm to 2:00pm

Location: Gene Lucas Center Parking Lot (3000 Newburg Rd B, Fortuna, CA 95540)
Target: Those who need food due to earthquakes and power outages.

Food for People distributes nonperishable pantry staples to help households who have lost food due to earthquakes and power outages.

Additionally, Food for People will have a mobile pop-up today as scheduled at the Community Resource Center (111 Greenwood Ave) in Blue Lake from 10am-1:30pm and at the Yurok Tribal Office from 11am-1pm on Weitchpec. do the distribution. The Food for People’s Eureka Choice Pantry will continue to be distributed today (Thursday) at 1720 10th St, Eureka (Cooper Gulch) with extended hours from 10:30am to 4:00pm. Visit www.foodforpeople.org/page/distributions to check out this week’s other food pantry distributions, including Arcata, McKinleyville and Garberville.

Yesterday, Dec. 21, in partnership with the Rio Dell Family Resource Center, Food for People distributed water, food boxes, and ready-to-eat meal kits to 225 households in Rio Dell to help families in critical situations. . An earthquake of magnitude 6.4. Nearly everyone served had no access to water or electricity, and many experienced extensive food loss as well as structural and physical damage to their homes.

Food for People works to alleviate local hunger and improve community health through 18 programs and strong community partnerships. These programs include a network of emergency food pantries throughout the county. Distribution of mobile produce to rural areas of the county. Food aid for children, the elderly and homebound individuals. Distribution of emergency response food for wildfires and other natural disasters. nutrition education; local food pick-up and collection efforts; Food for People distributes nearly 2 million pounds of food each year to the county’s most vulnerable people. For more information or to support food banks, visit www.foodforpeople.org or call (707) 445-3166.