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Coast Central donation means new wheels for food pantry
EUREKA, Calif. (7/14/14)--Coast Central CU, Eureka, Calif., with $1 billion in assets, recently donated $25,000 to the organization Food for People, which operates hunger relief programs throughout Humboldt County.

Food for People, which fights for hunger relief in Humboldt County, received a new set of wheels to deliver food, thanks to a $25,000 donation from Coast Central CU. (Coast Central CU Photo)
The donation helped purchase a cargo van that replaced an aging vehicle the organization used to collect food from grocery stores and farmers' markets, and deliver it to food banks and families in need.

"It is such a relief to have a reliable, high-capacity van that will met our needs now and into the future," said Anne Holcomb, Food for People executive director. "We appreciate the opportunity to partner with CCCU and the many businesses and farmers who donated over a half a million pounds of food last year in support of our programs."

Holcomb said the food the organization collected last year reached about 12,000 children, families and seniors throughout the county each month.

With the old van, the organization collected about 510,000 pounds of food, which accounts for about one-quarter of all the food distributed by Food for People.

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