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Community Partners Working Toward an Improved Food System

Arcata Arts Institute, Arcata High School

AAI offers a unique balance of tradition and innovation, liberal arts and visual arts, technology and touch, fine art and design. The institute community is committed to expanding boundaries and vision through rigorous study. AAI students created  graphics for LunchBox Envy.

California Center for Rural Policy (CCRP)

The California Center for Rural Policy at Humboldt State University is a research center committed to informing policy, building community, and promoting the health and well-being of rural people and environments.

Campus Center for Appropriate Technology, Humboldt State University (CCAT)

CCAT is a live-in laboratory for sustainability. It is student-funded, student-led and student-staffed, and serves the Humboldt State University student body, the local Arcata community and the international community.  CCAT provides information and hands-on experience about appropriate technologies and methods for living lightly on the earth.





Food for People food bank

Food for People provides individuals and households with emergency and supplemental food needs, while working to address the root causes of hunger in Humboldt county.

Jefferson Community Center

Jefferson Community Center supports and facilitates programs to combat urban blight and revitalize neighborhoods by increasing recreational, educational and vocational opportunities where they are either lacking altogether or insufficient to the needs of the community.

Humboldt Community Alliance with Family Farmers (H-CAFF)

H-CAFF is an advocate for family farmers and sustainable agriculture and strives to build a movement of rural and urban people to foster family-scale agriculture that cares for the land, sustains local economies and promotes social justice.

Humboldt County Agricultural Commissioner

Humboldt Community for Activity and Nutrition (Humboldt CAN)


Humboldt Food Policy Council

The Humboldt Food Policy Council is a network of food systems stakeholders, including grocers, farmers, public health, hospitals, economic developers, local food advocates, planners, food pantries, elected officials and consumers. Humboldt Food Policy Council website 

Humboldt County Office of Education – Nutrition Education

Humboldt County Department of Health and Human Services 


Humboldt State University, Environmental Resources Engineering Department

ERE Students in Kinetic Sculpture Race

The Environmental Resources Engineering program (ERE) is one of the largest, oldest and most respected  ABET-accredited undergraduate environmental engineering programs. The mission is to prepare engineers to solve complex environmental resources problems. The ERE program strives to educate leaders who will sustain, restore and protect our natural resources and the environment.




North Coast Cooperative

The North Coast Cooperative is a member-owned organization guided by the cooperative principles. As a leader in the community they emphasize a diverse selection of products while engaging members through consumer education, community building, and environmental responsibility.

North Coast Growers Association (NCGA)

NCGA is a liaison to the community and represents agricultural interests in Humboldt County through community partnerships that promote local and healthy foods and increase access to local food, participation in local and statewide policy-making, and are responsible for daily operations of the organization and our certified farmers’ markets.

Farmers' Market watercolor painting by local artistAlan Sanborn

Northern California Association of Non-Profits (NorCAN)

NorCAN fosters professional excellence and promotes connections between people and organizations that work every day to make sure our community is healthy and strong.

North Coast Community Garden Collaborative (NCCGC)

NCCGC creates, facilitates, and nurtures partnerships of community garden groups and their supporters to improve people’s access to healthy, locally-grown, and culturally appropriate foods in the North Coast region. NCCGC website

St. Joseph Hospital Community Health Foundation

St. Joseph's develops resources to be used in support of the goals and objectives of St. Joseph Hospital in fulfillment of the healing mission of the Sisters of St. Joseph of Orange.


United Indian Health Services (UIHS) and Potawot Garden 

UIHS works together with our clients and community to achieve wellness through health services that reflect the traditional values of our American Indian Community. The two-acre Potawot Community Food Garden provides the UIHS community with a wide range of fresh, organically grown produce.

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