Food for People receives large donation for fresh produce distribution

EUREKA, Calif. (KIEM) – After working with a local non-profit for over a decade, Food for People receives the largest donation it has seen yet.

“We go find the money,” Locally Delicious President Ann Anderson said. “We worked with [Food for People] in the earlier days to kind of understand how that money should be used which was to hire farmers to grow food, to be distributed.”

Locally Delicious is an organization that aims to have a strong and healthy local food system. It works with primarily organic farms that provide fresh produce to North Coast residents.

The organization was able to raise over $25,000 for this year’s Food for People Farmer Fund.

With the COVID-19 pandemic resulting in high food demands, it aims to fulfill immediate needs in the community and create direct relationships between farmers and Food for People

With more funding than usual, many farmers are now able to provide direct delivery of fresh produce to several food pantries around the county.

“It’s a great partnership,” Food for People Development Director Carly Robbins said. “We’re about to contract with the farmers early in the season so they have the start-up funds they needs to get things kicked off and then we’re guaranteed fresh, healthy produce for our clients throughout the season.”