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. 

We stock items such as:


  • Refried beans
  • Chili
  • Soups
  • Albacore Tuna
  • Tuna
  • Canned Chicken
  • Spam
  • Corn
  • Peas
  • Garbanzo Beans
  • String Beans
  • Tomato Sauce
  • Tomatoes Diced


  • White Rice
  • Brown Rice
  • Lentils
  • Split Peas
  • Black Beans
  • Kidney Beans
  • Bean Soup Mix
  • Couscous
  • Steel  Cut Oats


  • Instant Noodles
  • Organic Quinoa
  • Assorted Pasta
  • Macaroni & Cheese
  • Rice 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
  • Hairbrush

School Supplies:

  • Pencils
  • Pens
  • Erasers
  • Lined Paper
  • Folders
  • Notebooks
  • Composition Notebooks
  • Binders
  • Assorted Binder Supplies
  • Backpacks
  • Amazon Fire 7 Tablets

If you have any questions about items in the pantry 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 Wednesdayafternoon 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


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

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

Raven Project, RCAA
523 T St.
Eureka, CA 95501

Food For People
Humboldt Senior Resource Center
1910 California St
Eureka, CA 95501

Food for People (Senior Brown Bag)
307 W. 14th St
Eureka, CA 95501
707-445-3166 x 303

Humboldt Senior Resource Center/ Dining Center
1910 California St.
Eureka, CA 95501

Salvation Army
2123 Tydd St.
Eureka, CA 95501

St. Vincent De Paul Society's Free Dining Facility
35 W 3rd St.
Eureka, CA 95501


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


Food For People
St. Joseph's Pantry Shelf
2292 Newburg Road
Fortuna, CA 95540

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

Fortuna Elementary Schools Family Resource Center (Rohnerville)
3850 Rohnerville Road
Fortuna, CA 95540

Fortuna Elementary Schools Family Resource Center (Newburg)
2089 Newburg Road
Fortuna, CA 95540

Fortuna Adventist Community Services
2331 Rohnerville Rd
Fortuna, CA 95540


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

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

Southern Humboldt

Mateel Community Center
59 Rusk Lane
Redway, CA 95560

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

Bridgeville Community Center
38717 Kneeland Road
Bridgeville, CA 95526

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.

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Contact Information

Eureka Campus
Basic Needs Center



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