Free produce market rescheduled, truck fails to deliver food
EUREKA- A free produce market was rescheduled Thursday after the truck driver delivering the fresh produce failed to show up A truck full of produce was supposed to arrive at Food for People’s monthly free produce market in Eureka. The organization said their partner in Sacramento had an issue with their truck scheduling.
Food for People provides low-income individuals and families with food and said customers in the program rely on the fresh fruits and vegetables. Executive Director Anne Holcomb said even though the truck did not deliver the produce Thursday, they were able to give out a limited amount of produce to everyone who was waiting in line.
“It was not quite the volume that they might have received had they come for the full market, but nobody went away empty handed,” said Holcomb.
Customer Jennifer Whittington said, “Being low-income it is extremely important to me, I have no other means of getting any food, this is the only place I can actually get extra food."
Food for People has rescheduled their market for Thursday Aug. 22. It starts at noon and ends at 2 p.m. at the Food Bank on W. 14th Street in Eureka.
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