Food for People distribution event feeds more than 1,300 local residents

EUREKA, Calif. (KIEM) — Food for People held a food distribution event in Eureka Monday, and the turnout was bigger than expected. Roughly 400 cars turned out, and just over 1,300 people received food.

According to Development Director Carly Robbins, Monday was 3 times the turnout they’ve been seeing in the last few months. It was also comparable to the first event they did following the initial stay at home order.

This time around, Robbins credits the demand to 2 things: the county moving into the purple tier due to a rise in covid-19 cases and also, the holiday season, which can already be a difficult time for some people.

“It was a huge turnout much higher than we even expected. So, I think it definitely speaks to, you know there are definitely some people in our community struggling right now with everything going on,” Robbins says.

You can visit foodforpeople.org for more information on future distribution events.