Submitted by Sunny Baker – November 18, 2019
Hunger can happen to anyone. There are several places, agencies and organizations that help throughout the year, but Pacific Pantry’s shelves are nearly bare for the holidays as City of Crescent City Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funding ended last month.
What is Pacific Pantry and what do they do?
Located at 494 Pacific Ave in Crescent City at the Family Resource Center, the Pacific Pantry serves 600 households a month. Each household can visit once a month and choose a number of items based on households size. They offer free food boxes to those in our community who are in need. Individuals and households are welcome to use their free food box services once per month.
They are open:
It takes approximately $15 to supply a family with food per visit. In order to ensure Pantry doors remain open to Del Norte’s many food insecure individuals and families for the holidays and beyond, the Family Resource Center of the Redwoods (FRC) and Del Norte and Tribal Lands Community Food Council (DNATL CFC) are launching a multifaceted fundraising campaign to raise $25,000 by the close of 2019.
To help support their efforts there will be a fundraising event:
Empty Bowls Fundraising Dinner
Saturday, Dec 14th 4:00-7:00
Attendees purchase a handmade ceramic bowl and get to sample a variety of homemade soups, with funds going directly to the pantry. We will be accepting donations of ceramic bowls, homemade soups, raffle items including services, and volunteers for the fundraising dinner. Please contact us to get involved!
Have time to volunteer?
Support the Pacific Pantry by volunteering time. They need help collecting food donations, running the pantry, processing and packaging food donations and more. For further information, please call 707-464-0955.