Food and Family Programs


RHS promotes healthy eating and equitable food distribution with our Food & Family Programs.  Those programs include the Crescent City Farmer’s Market, food bank, emergency food program and holiday food baskets that help RHS provide families in the surrounding communities with healthy eating options.

During the holiday season, Santa’s Workshop supplies qualified families with Christmas presents donated by the Del Norte community, to make sure every child has a special holiday.

Food Distribution

Food Bank

Food distribution is the 3rd full week of each month.  Food sacks are distributed once a month. Currently all that is required for a person to receive food is to present a California photo ID and self-certify on site, that they are income eligible.

This month’s next Food Bank is at the following locations and times:

Klamath Community Center (Tuesday 9:00am to Noon)
120 Salmon Avenue
Klamath, CA 95548

Lighthouse Community Church (Tuesdays 1:00pm-3:00pm)

2455 Oliver Avenue
Crescent City, CA 95531

Smith River Methodist Church (Wednesdays 9:00am to Noon)
140 Beckstead Avenue
Smith River, CA 95567

Veteran’s Hall (Wednesdays 9:30am to Noon)
810 H Street
Crescent City, CA 95531

Rural Human Services (Thursdays 9:00am to 2:00pm)
286 M Street
Crescent City, CA 95531


Emergency Food Boxes are also available on Tuesdays and Thursdays 9am-3pm (except for the week of monthly food distribution). Household verification is required, such as a Passport to Services from Department of Health and Human Services at 880 Northcrest Dr, Crescent City, CA 95531

Tailgate Food Distribution

“Tailgate” Food Distribution

FREE to all in need!

Bring a box or bags to collect produce and assorted items

Please no shopping carts

For more information call 464-7441

Where: Del Norte County Fairgrounds Parking Lot

When: The last Wednesday of the month May-October

Farmers Market


The Crescent City Farmers Market is held each Saturday 8:30am – 1:30pm at the Del Norte County Fairgrounds. The market runs from June through October.

The market celebrates the summer harvest of fruits and vegetables at their freshest, as well as plants, eggs, baked goods, and products handcrafted by local artisans.

  • Vendors must be registered with the Market manager prior to set up.
  • Vendor Fees are $22.00 for 16′ x 20′ space or $15.00 for 9′ x 20′ space. Spaces with power add $5.00. Set up takes place at 8 a.m.
  • All items must be sold by the people who produce them.

Kitchen 101


Here, you will find any media, recipes or demonstration materials that might have been presented through Rural Human Services’ Crescent City Kitchen 101.