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Food for People "Locally Delicious Food Fund"

In 2010, Locally Delicious started the "Food for People Food Fund" connecting local farmers to Humboldt County’s food bank, Food for People (FFP), to provide food bank clients with fresh, local food.

 

Donations are used to hire local farmers to grow organic, nutritious food that FFP clients will use and enjoy. This meets two Locally Delicious goals: to provide local, fresh food to community members in need and to expand and support local agriculture.

 

Over the six years of donations to the Food For People Food Fund, with matching funds from the St. Joseph Hospital Community Benefit Department and community members, nearly $61,000  has been raised, providing over 60 tons of food to Food for People. 

 

 

Locally Delicious’s 2015 drive started with $3,000 which has been matched by St. Joseph Hospital Community Benefit Department.The generous community has already donated over $2,000 additionally.  The goal is to raise more in community donations to bring the total to at least $10,000.

 

 

 Donate Online Here.

 

When you donate, please indicate  "Locally Delicious Food Fund" in the Designation option.

 

History 

2010 - $3,000 of Locally Delicious funding was matched with $3,000 from Joseph Hospital' Community Benefit Department. Food for People contracted with six local farmers - Neukom Family Farm, Earthly Edibles, Organic Matters Ranch, Green Fire Farm, Wild Rose Farm, and Camp Grant Ranch. Together, these farms produced over four tons of a wide variety of fresh produce for Food for People, including squash, cucumbers, beans, tomatoes, chard, kale, spinach, beets, and cauliflower.

2011 - The Locally Delicious Food Fund grew through increased community fundraising - with $3000 given by St. Joseph Hospital and Locally Delicious respectively, complimented by $1,000 from individuals. The contracted farms included Green Fire Farm, Luna Farm, Earthly Edibles, Organic Matters Ranch, Neukom Family Farm, Valley Flower Vegetable, and Home Plate Farm.

Produce items the food bank received and distributed included zucchini and other varieties of summer squash, broccoli, red and green cabbage, cauliflower, onions, winter squash, potatoes, tomatoes, cucumbers, melons and sugar snap peas.


2012 - The Food Fund grew by an additional $1000, providing a total of $8000 for Food For People to hire an additional two farmers in 2012. Locally Delicious and St. Joseph Hospital once again gave $3000 each, while donations from generous individuals in the community grew to over $2000. This has allowed an increase in  contracted farmers to nine - Green Fire Farm, Luna Farm, New Moon Organics, Flora Organica, Organic Matters Ranch, Neukom Family Farm, Valley Flower Vegetable, Home Plate Farm, and Trident Lightning Farm.

">Watch Food for People Director, Anne Holcomb and Heirloom Tomato, Suzanne Simpson break this wonderful news to the Northcoast on KIEM News Channel 3.

Thank you to our incredible community!

2013 - We raised $10,500, which resulted in over 11,000 pounds of local food. Locally Delicious, Inc. and St. Joseph’s Hospital again each donated $3,000.  Participating farms were: Green Fire Farm in Hoopa; Luna Farm in Willow Creek; Neukom Farm in Willow Creek; New Moon Organics in Shively; Organic Matters Ranch in Eureka; Paradise Flat Farm in Shively; Produce Peddler in McKinleyville; Rain Frog Farm in Blue Lake; Trident Lightning Farm in Phillipsville.

 

2014 - $7,500 was contracted to farmers in 2014; $3,000 was from Locally Delicious, matched by, $3,000 from St. Joseph, with the balance through private donations. The following farms provided produce: Green Fire Farm, summer squash; Blue Blossom Farm, greens and herbs; Earthly Edibles, Broccoli; Luna Farm, root crops; New Moon Organics, Delicata Squash; Paradise Flat Farm, tomatoes; Produce Peddler, greens and herbs; Rain Frog Farm, cucumbers and leeks; Small Fruits Farm, eggplants and chili peppers.

 

 

2015 -$21,000 was raised. St. Joseph Hospital Community Benefit Department donated $5,000, Coast Central Credit Union donated $7,500. The Mclean Foundation donated $3,000. Locally Delicious donated $3630 and the community donated $$1,870. Farmers hired were: Green Fire Farm, Luna Farm, New Moon Organics, Rain Frog Farm, Blue Blossom Farm, Laughing Mother Farm, Freedom Farm, Corn Crib, Trident Lightning, Organic Matters Ranch, Feisty Dog Orchard, Neukom Family Farm, and Flood Plain Produce.  Additionally, non-contract purchases from Fine Feather Ranch, Willow Creek Farm Rain Frog Farm Valley Flower Vegetable, Little River Farm, and Deep Seeded Community Farm supplied crops for Food For People Kid’s cooking classes and senior programs as needed throughout 2015.   The Locally Delicious Farmers Fund and provided these crops to Food For People from our Humboldt County farmers: summer squash, carrots, beets, turnips, kohlrabi, delicate squash, cucumbers, leeks, kale, chard, lettuce, broccoli, leeks, tomatoes, bell peppers, melons, cauliflower, apples, green onions, eggs, corn, cilantro, and snap peas

 

 

 


Receive a complimentary copy of Locally Delicious or LunchBox Envy with a donation of $50 or more.

Donate Online Here.


To ensure you receive your copy, make sure to add the "Locally Delicious Food Fund" in the designation line if donating online or mention the fund when donating via phone, by check or in-person. A Food for People staff member will contact you to find out which book you would like.

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