Food for People offers free produce markets monthly

This September, Food for People, the Food Bank for Humboldt County, will offer four free produce markets. Food for People offers monthly markets to ensure low-income households have access to the fresh fruits and vegetables necessary to support a healthy diet.

Markets are located at Food for People in Eureka, Fortuna Adventist Community Services, the Garberville Presbyterian Church, and the Redway Baptist Church.

Anyone who meets the income eligibility requirements is invited to attend these produce distributions. Those who participate are encourage to bring their own bags.

The 2017 season dates are as follows:

The Eureka produce distributions occur the third Thursday of each month, from noon to 2 p.m. at Food for People, 307 W. 14th Street. This month’s will be Thursday, Sept. 21.

The Fortuna produce distributions occur the third Wednesday of each month, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., at Fortuna Adventist Community Services, 2331 Rohnerville Road. This month’s will be on Wednesday, Sept. 20.

The Redway produce distributions occur the second Tuesday of each month, 12:30 to 1:30 p.m., at the Redway Baptist Church, 553 Redway Drive. This month’s will be today.

The Garberville produce distributions occur on the second Tuesday of each month, 10:30 a.m. to noon, at the Garberville Presbyterian Church, 437 Maple Lane. This month’s will be today.

In addition to fresh produce, some of the markets will also feature live music, free fruit and vegetable samples, cooking tips and demos, and assistance with applying for CalFresh. Several community organizations will also be present with information about their services.

For more information about attending or volunteering at a market, please contact Food for People at 707-445-3166.

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