BLUE LAKE, Calif. — The Blue Lake Rancheria Tribe will be teaming up with local farms to offer fresh food monthly to residents, thanks to a grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
According to tribal officials, the $140,000 grant comes from the department's Local Food Purchasing Assistance program to support low-income families who are normally unable to access fresh food and those with mobility issues and older residents.
The program looks to provide seasonal produce, fresh meat, eggs and more to over 100 households with free monthly deliveries, all locally sourced from the tribe's Daluviwi’ Community Garden and local farms, such as the worker-owned Redwood Roots Farm. Deliveries are expected during the last week of each month.
The food box program is open to all residents of the Greater Humboldt County area. Those interested in applying can email firstname.lastname@example.org.