A building partnership between Humboldt’s Food for People, Del Norte and Tribal Lands Community Food Council, and the Yurok Education Department will bring fresh vegetables and fruit to Klamath once a month for a free produce distribution for income-eligible households.

The mobile produce pantry will distribute produce from the Klamath Boys & Girls Club, located 168 Klamath Blvd., every third Thursday of the month from 3-5 p.m. beginning Feb. 20.

Food for People will provide produce, DNATL Community Food Council will run the distribution and Yurok Education Department will provide the location.

The produce distribution will be supported with recipe demos, recipe cards and taste tests when possible to help share information on how to cook certain vegetables.

Del Norte’s Food Rescue Program, a project of the Community Food Council, will also provide distribution of Alexandre Family Farm organic milk for free distribution when available.

After meetings with Jim McQuillen and Elsie McLaughin-Feliz of the Yurok Tribe, the Community Food Council 2020 plans include offering a series of nutrition and cooking classes to Klamath families and youth, bringing DIY workshops on gardening and food preservation to Klamath and supporting youth summer programing with gardening and nutrition curriculum and activities.

The council will also continue to develop and manage the Food Forest and garden at Margaret Keating Elementary.

The free produce is for Emergency Food Assistance Program income-eligible households. No identification or income verification is needed. Please bring shopping bags.

For more information, contact Andrea Lanctot, DNATL CFC Food Program Coordinator, at alanctot@frcredwoods.org or 707-464-0955 ext. 2109.


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