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Basic Needs Center

In the College of the Redwoods Basic Needs Center (food pantry & clothing closet), CR students are welcome to come in to  grab a snack or tea and once a week, to shop at the food pantry and the clothing closet. Students can also get CalFresh information and apply for this monthly food assistance program. 

Food Pantry

We stock items such as:

Bulk: white rice, brown rice, lentils, split peas, black beans, kidney beans, bean soup mix, couscous, steel cut oat

Canned: Refried beans, chili, soups, albacore tuna, canned chicken, spam, corn, peas, garbanzo beans, string beans, tomato sauce, tomatoes diced

Pastas: instant noodles, organic quinoa, assorted pasta, macaroni & cheese, Ramen noodles, Shoyu ramen bowls, Tonkotsu Miso Ramen

Snack Foods: oatmeal, Rice Krispy treats, granola bars, BelVita crackers, apple sauce, fruit cups

Personal Hygiene Items: shampoo, conditioner, lotion, soap, deodorant, toothbrush, toothpaste, combs, tissues, feminine hygiene products

Produce: apples, cherry tomatoes, cucumbers, squash, strawberries

School Supplies: pencils, pens, erasers, lined paper, folders, notebooks, composition notebooks, binders, assorted binder supplies, backpacks

Clothing Closet

We carry school/work/interview appropriate clothing which include: jeans, khakis, t-shirts, blouses, blazers, sweaters, scarves, dresses, dress shirts, business suits, shoes, tennis-shoes, new socks and undergarments.

Sheets, comforters, pillows, towels, plates, bowls, utensils, assorted cookware 

If you have any questions about items in the Basic Needs Center, please contact us at

Farm Stand, Farmers’ Markets and CSAs

CR Farm Share Program

Enjoy a variety of produce each week while supporting our farm and agriculture program. Current Students receive 20%. To receive the student rate, you must be full-time and will need your Spring or Fall 2020 class schedule with you when signing up. Student discounts are not applied to eggs

Pick-ups will be on campus once per week. Tentative pick-up day plans*:

  • The 20 week share is tentatively planned for Wednesday afternoon during the summer.• Once fall semester begins, the pick-up day for both the 20 and 10 week share is tentatively planned for Tuesday afternoon
  • .If you are unable to pick up your share during the scheduled pick-up time, your share will be donated.
  • We put in effort to provide our CSA members with a wide variety of crops throughout the season. This is a fun and challenging part of operating a CSA, and hope that our members enjoy the unique varieties we grow. However, if you only like certain produce we grow at the farm, we suggest you instead shop at our Campus Farm Stand. View the events calendar at for planned Farm Stand days and times.

Other Farmers' Markets

Farmers’ Markets in Humboldt County accept CalFresh. Click here to view the farmers’ market schedules and to see information about Market Match, a bonus program that helps you stretch your CalFresh dollars at farmers’ markets in Arcata, Eureka and McKinleyville, in addition to the Fortuna and Garberville.

CSA is a partnership between a farm and community of supporters. CSA members commit to a farm to a whole growing season by purchasing a CSA share. The farmer then provides each member with a weekly distribution of seasonal produce at the peak of peak of ripeness and nutrition.

Food for people schedule

Off-Campus Pantry Locations                                         

Pantries listed by city.


Arcata Family Resource Center
2400 Baldwin St., Arcata, CA 95521

Eric Rofes Multicultural Queer Resource Center (ERC)
HSU Warren House 53
1 Harpst St., Arcata, CA 95521

Substance Abuse Treatment Services For Youth (SATS)
United Indian Health Services
1600 Weeot Way, Arcata, CA 95521

Humboldt County Breast and GYN Health Project
987 H St., Arcata, CA 95521

Food For People (Arcata pantry) Trinity Baptist Church
2450 Alliance Rd., Arcata, CA 95521

Food For People (Arcata pantry) Arcata Seniors
321 Martin Luther King Jr. Way, Arcata, CA 95521

St. Vincent De Paul Society's Free Dining Facility
513 K St., Arcata, CA 95521

Blue Lake

Blue Lake Community Resource Center
111 Greenwood Ave., Blue Lake CA 95525


Carlotta Healthy Start Community Center
300 Wilder Road, Carlotta, CA 95528

Crescent City

Pacific Pantry  
494 Pacific Ave., Crescent City, CA 95531 
707-464-0955   website
A free choice food pantry that is open to all community members providing a food box once a month.

Pacific North Fresh Mobile Market
1st - Tuesday Klamath (Steelhead Lodge)
2nd Tuesday - Elk Valley Road (Park City Superette)
3rd Tuesday - Smith River (Hawonquet Hall)
4th Tuesday - Gasquet/Fort Dick (American Legion Hall)

Open Door Community Health
1135 Harold Street, Crescent City, CA 95531   707-465-2315
Providing hot meals to the community as well as additional resources with clothing, case management, etc.

Our Daily Bread
1135 Harrold Street, Crescent City, CA 95531
707-464-7771 website
Meal Times:
Dinner: Mon, Wed, Fri 5:00pm
Breakfasts: Thu & Sun 8:00am

Rural Human Services
286 M Street, Suite A, Crescent City, CA 95531    707-464-7441 
Once a month food box per household & additional food distribution on Tailgate Tuesdays.

St. Vincent De Paul
1440 Parkway Drive, Crescent City, CA 95531    707-464-1322
One food box per household every 2 months.


Rescue Mission-Men’s Program (Meal) 
110 2nd St, Eureka, CA 95501
707-443-4551   website

Eureka Rescue Mission-Women & Children’s Program (Meal)
107 3rd St, Eureka, CA 95501

Raven Project, RCAA 
523 T St., Eureka, CA 95501
707-443-7099  FaceBook

Food For People  (Senior Brown Bag)                                                                                                                                               
Humboldt Senior Resource Center
1910 California St, Eureka, CA 95501   website

Food for People
307 W. 14th St
Eureka, CA 95501
707-445-3166 x 308
Cal Fresh Outreach Team
707-499-6477, Spanish speaking 707-445-3166 x 318

Humboldt Senior Resource Center/ Dining Center
1910 California St., Eureka, CA 95501
707-443-9747   website

Salvation Army
2123 Tydd St., Eureka, CA 95501
707-442-6475   website

St. Vincent De Paul Society's Free Dining Facility
35 W 3rd St., Eureka, CA 95501
707-445-9588   website


Our Savior’s Lutheran Church
425 Shaw Ave., Ferndale, CA 95536

Food For People
Ferndale Community Church
712 Main St., Ferndale, CA 95536

Mattole Valley Resource Center
P.O. Box 191, Petrolia, CA 95558
707-629-3348   website


Food For People
St. Joseph's Pantry Shelf
2292 Newburg Road, Fortuna, CA 95540
707-725-1148 website

Food For People (Free Produce Distributions)
307 W. 14th St., Eureka, CA 95501

Fortuna Adventist Community Services (Food Resources)
2331 Rohnerville Road, Fortuna, CA 95540
707-725-1166   website

Fortuna Elementary Schools Family Resource Center (Rohnerville)
3850 Rohnerville Road, Fortuna, CA 95540
707-725-4688   website

Fortuna Elementary Schools Family Resource Center (Newburg)
2089 Newburg Road, Fortuna, CA 95540
707-725-2519   website


Food For People
Loleta Community Church
228 Church St., Loleta, CA 95551
707-733-5751 (Church) website

Loleta Community Resource Center
Loleta Elementary School
700 Loleta Drive, Loleta, CA 95551

Rio Dell

Rio Dell Assembly of God
95 Belleview Ave., Rio Dell, CA 95562


Food For People
143 Main St., Scotia, CA 95565
707-764-5239   website

Southern Humboldt

Mateel Community Center
59 Rusk Lane, Redway, CA 95560
707-923-3368   website

Food For People (Garberville pantry)
Community Presbyterian Church
437 Maple Lane, Garberville, CA 95542   website

Bridgeville Community Center
38717 Kneeland Road
Bridgeville, CA 95526
707-777-1775   FaceBook

Southern Humboldt Family Resource Center
344 Humboldt Ave., Redway, CA 95560

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We accept donations of nonperishable food, kitchenware, and hygiene products. Please see our Donations page for more details.

Other Community Resources

AHHA'S Shower Care & Van
Services include: hot showers, information & referral services, fresh clean clothing, fresh food, produce and non-perishables to go, cell phone charging, hygiene products, dog care products, haircuts as available by volunteers. 
Phone: (707) 298-1466  Website:
Shower Schedule: Tuesday - Eureka: Samoa Boat Launch, Waterfront Drive 9am - 1:30pm
                              2nd & 3rd Saturdays - McKinleyville: Church of the Joyful Healer, Central Ave. 11am - 1:30pm
                              2nd & 4th Thursdays - Arcata: Transit Center parking near the Annex  11am - 2:30pm
                               Last Sundays - Redway: Redwoods Rural Dental Center parking lost at 101 W. Coast Rd  10am-2pm (Nov & Dec on 3rd Sunday)


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