Food Resources

Humboldt Oh SNAP Student Food Pantry!

We aim to provide our fellow students with basic necessities and connections to community resources. Our services currently include a campus food pantry with delivery available, fresh fruits and vegetables, CalFresh application assistance, connections to other local food resources, virtual cooking classes, Meal Swipes for those in need, and outreach events.

Please refer to their website or their Instagram (@HumboldtOhSNAP) for current hours.

Oh Snap Updated Pantry Hours for Spring 2024. Mondays 10:30am-5pm. Wednesdays 12:30-5pm. Fridays 11:30am-5pm. We understand this may affect your ability to access our services. If so, we also have delivery and scheduled pick-up options!

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BenefitsCAL- CalFresh, CalWORKs, Medi-Cal

One application; three programs. You can apply for food, cash, and health care with a single application.

It takes an average of 30-minutes to complete an application. Plus, you can start and save an application if you need more time

We want you to get the support you need. Between homework, working, and family, we know you have lots of priorities that you’re managing. Getting food, cash, and/or health care coverage could be one less thing on your mind. That means you’ll have more time to focus on your educational goals!

Food for People

Food for People is working to eliminate hunger and improve the health and well-being of our community through access to healthy and nutritious foods, community education, and advocacy. They provide food banks to several locations in our community.

Food for People Pantry Network

Our Emergency Food Pantry Network provides food for 17 pantries and 3 congregate meal programs (soup kitchens) located throughout Humboldt County. Emergency Food pantries provide groceries to households monthly. 

Food Swipes

Students can recieve meal swipes on their ID card or in another form to be used exclusivley at The J Cafeteria.

You can fill out the Meal Swipe Request Form here to recieve swipes. 

These swipes are on a first come first serve basis and are not a replacement for a meal plan or for getting food regurlarly. If you need other assitance recieving food, you can email the Basic Needs Coordinator at What:  This program is designed to assist students who are facing food insecurity on our campus. The Meal Assistance program offers students supplemental food assistance in the form of limited meal swipes that can be used at the J Dining Hall.


Food Not Bombs

Free hot vegan meals every Sunday at 3:00 pm located at 3rd & E in Eureka.

Farmer’s Markets (accepting CalFresh, WIC)

A list of local farmer's markets that accept CalFresh and WIC.

College of the Redwoods Campus Food Pantry

In the College of the Redwoods Resource Center (CRRC) and food pantry, CR students are welcome to come in any time to grab a snack or tea, and once a week students will be able to shop at the pantry. Students can also get CalFresh bags, recipe cards, cookbooks, and other nutritional information.

Local Women, Infants & Children (WIC)

The Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) Supplemental Nutrition Program is for income-eligible pregnant, breastfeeding, and non-breastfeeding women and children under the age of 5 who have a nutritional need. WIC is a federally funded program, administered by the California Department of Health Services.

Cooperation Humboldt

Free mini garden installations to our local area.

K-12 local school resources

The McKinleyville Union School District and Arcata School District are distributing free meals to all people age 18 and under. To receive meals, students don’t have to be enrolled in the McKinleyville or Arcata school districts.

Backpacks for Kids

The program provides income-eligible children with a bag of kid-friendly food on Fridays during the school year. Food for People provides the food for the program and dedicated community volunteers pack and deliver the backpacks to each school site. Each bag contains enough food for breakfast, lunch, and dinner for two days.

CSU State-wide Resources

If you are taking classes online or are not currently in the area, check out your closest CSU(s) and visit their resource website for information on local basic needs resources.