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Julie Ryan, the Volunteer Coordinator at FFP is looking for help in the following ways this week:

Monday April 5th – 1-2 volunteers invited to bag produce with the “Veggie Crew”  at 716 West Cedar Street in Eureka  from 10:00 to 1:00   – we make a few hundred 10 lb. bags of veggies for the Senior Program and Choice Pantry. Requires standing, walking, bagging, and lifting 10. Lb. bags into crates.

Wednesday April 7th –  1-2 volunteers needed at Choice Pantry to help with walk up distribution and Covid-19 safe customer service. From either 10:30 to 12:30 or 1:00 to 3:00.

Thursday April 8th – 1-2 volunteers invited to make bags of canned and dry goods for pantry network distribution. Program at 716 West Cedar Street in Eureka  from 10:00  to 1:00. .Requires standing, walking, bagging, and lifting bags that are 10-15 lbs. into crates.

Friday  April 9th –  We are making bags of canned and dry goods for the Senior Program at 716 West Cedar Street in Eureka  from 9:00 to 1:00. Requires standing, walking, bagging, and lifting bags that are 10-15 lbs. into crates.  We are looking for 4-5 volunteers to join us.

Please RSVP to the shift(s) you are interested in to 

Julie at:  jryan@foodforpeople.org or ph: 707-445-3166 ext. 310

Snack: Every Sunday for the 11:00 service, a volunteer brings snack for 25-30 youth. Snack Calendar and Sign up.

Night Shelter Cooking and Delivery:On the fourth Sunday of the month during the 11:00 service (January-June), all ages cook for dinner for the Arcata Night Shelter on 5073 Boyd Rd. You can help by planning a meal, buying groceries, donating money, cooking with us, or delivering the food the following Tuesday. Calendar and Sign up. Contact Crystal Miller at the Night shelter with questions or to sign up your family to cook an additional night 707-572-8645.

Wish List

We would greatly receive any of the following items. Please contact DRE, Therese FitzMaurice at t_keslin@hotmail.com to coordinate donations.

  • Wooden Play kitchen for the Nursery
  • Wooden Play food for Nursery Kitchen
  • High quality puzzles for 0-2 year-olds
2019 Members: Alison Bronkall, Michelle Hasting, Wendy Rowan, Judy Rishel, Cassie Brillbeck, Alison Odowd, Sonya Jackson. Not pictured: Sandy Lynn, Therese FitzMaurice

RE Committee

The Religious Education committee meets on the first Sunday of the month after the 11:00 service.  We begin with a shared meal, a chalice lighting, and time to check in about what is on our hearts.  We are a group of parents and elders committed to nurturing a loving and supportive environment for youth and families.  We set annual priorities for youth programming, provide leadership and vision, as well as carry out many practical tasks.  Anyone is welcome to drop in and attend our meetings. We are currently focused on creating more youth driven opportunities for our middle and high school students, offering mindfulness practices for families, and renovating the play yard into a nature based playscape.  If you’d like to know more about the RE Committee, please contact our current chair, Michelle Hasting at michasting@gmail.com.