The Food Bank for Humboldt County has been affected by a sewage flood at their Eureka Location.
Food For People’s Eureka main site flooded with sewage water on Feb. 28, damaging food products and leaving the property beyond use. They have moved their Choice Pantry to a new location on 2112 Broadway in Eureka that will be open Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.
“The damage to our building was much more extensive than we had originally anticipated,” Anne Holcomb said, the director of Food for People.
The food loss has affected about 17 of the programs Food for People services, primarily the Eureka Choice Pantry. Fortunately, they moved quickly to continue the program and will continue to do so at their new location.
As of right now, the amount of time the program will spend at the new location is indefinite. The program has racked up to about $40,000 in food damage and is currently looking for additional refrigerated space to store food.
“People can donate through our website,” Holcomb said. “We’re not in a position to accept food donations right now because everything has impacted our warehouse operations.”
The most updated information about the resources Food for People provides can be found on their official website.
For any questions about the new Choice Pantry location call (707) 407-0447.
All questions, comments or concerns about Food for People’s other programs can be answered through their main number (707) 445-3166.