Food for People kicked off the Holiday Food & Fund Drive

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EUREKA, Calif.(KIEM)- The 28th Annual Holiday Food and Fund Drive was kicked off by making its way through Old Town Eureka. Food for People got help from the Redwood Unit that delivered non-perishable food donations via pack train.

“And it really shared the message to the community that as we head into the holiday season, there are a lot of people from our community that don’t have the resources to keep food on the table,” said Anne Holcomb, Executive Director for Food for People.

The cowboy canned food convoy began at noon at the Eureka boardwalk parking lot and paraded through Old Town before returning to unload their haul to Food for People.

“A real fun event to bring awareness to the need in the community for food at this time of year especially are seniors and children in the community. Who are at home without those school meals,” said Jacquelyn Murphy, Event Organizer for Redwood Unit.

They are currently looking for donations that are non-perishable goods, pasta, canned meats, and proteins. 

Food for People is currently looking for community members to host a virtual food drive to help those in need this holiday season.

“Because the supply chain issue on the business level in the stores is certainly affecting us as an organization as well,” said Anne Holcomb.

For more information, call 707-445-3166 or visit foodforpeople.org.