Locally Delicious gets ready for Thanksgiving
Every year for more than a decade, Locally Delicious has raised funds to help ensure all community members can have a bountiful Thanksgiving. Food for People uses those funds to contract with local farmers in Humboldt County to grow produce specifically for the food bank’s clients throughout the growing season.
The funding is given to the farmers early in the spring, which helps them at a time when financial resources may be scarce. In exchange, farmers agree to grow a specific crop for the food bank at an agreed price for that season. Priority is given to smaller farms, which can use the money to expand production. In consultation with the farmers, Food for People selects crops that provide a diversity of produce throughout the season and that can easily be used by people who may have limited cooking facilities.
Since 2009, the Locally Delicious Food for People Farmer Fund has raised more than $130,000, which has stimulated the local economy by enabling dozens of Humboldt County farmers to provide many tons of fresh, nutritious produce to people who might otherwise not be able to afford it.
In conjunction with Giving
Tuesday, on Dec. 3, Food for People is encouraging folks to make a donation to help the food program to ensure everyone in Humboldt County has a healthy, happy Thanksgiving next year. Donations can be made online at http://locally-delicious. org/donate/donate-to-ffpfarmer-program or by mail to PO Box 309, Arcata, CA 95518. Be sure to write FFP Farmer Fund in the memo field.