Food commodities available in December

The monthly government food commodities provided by Food for People in Eureka and distributed by volunteers at the Food Pantry located on Locust at the Garberville Community Presbyterian Church will be available on Wednesday, Dec. 19 from 2 to 4 p.m. and on Thursday, Dec. 20 from 10:30 a.m. to noon. If your income falls within the government income guidelines, you are eligible. The commodities for this month are cranberry sauce, corn, green beans, milk, black-eyed peas, chicken, cereal, bread, and various fruits and vegetables.

Individuals are asked to "self certify" that they are eligible by signing in. Bring identification with your local address. If you are picking up for a homebound person, you must have a consent form each month from them with their name, address, the number in their family, income, and authorization. A household may receive commodities only one time per month but we do have some emergency food donated by local residents and merchants.

The Food Pantry is usually open every Tuesday and Thursday from 10:30 a.m. to noon, and Wednesdays from 2 to 4 p.m. Volunteers are needed for back up on all three days. Anyone wishing to donate food for the Food Pantry program or who has an idea of how to improve the distribution program should talk to the volunteers. We welcome any produce in good condition from your home garden. We need large paper shopping bags.

For more information, call Patti at 223-2430.