2nd Annual Humboldt Holiday Food Drive hopes to double first year’s haul


EUREKA – Senator Mike McGuire is on the North Coast to help Humboldt’s hungriest.
This is the second year Senator McGuire and Food for People teamed up for the Humboldt Holiday Food Drive to bring a little more certainty to those who don’t know where their next meal is coming from. McGuire’s office says that includes about one in five adults and nearly 1/3 of children in Humboldt County.
All afternoon, locals poured in to Eureka’s Safeway to fill up food bins.
And the drive started before today. Six local high schools have been gathering donations for the last few weeks. All food will be distributed to the countywide network of seventeen food banks.
McGuire said he hopes to double 2016’s effort and collect 6,000 pounds of food this year.