Note: see below for an important update from Home Away From Home co-organizer Wes Chesbro. - Ed.
HUMBOLDT – Equity Arcata’s first Home Away from Home Potluck of the new school year takes place this Sunday, Sept. 8 from 5 to 7 p.m. at the D Street Neighborhood Center located at 1301 D St. in Arcata.
In the spirit of camaraderie and goodwill, Home Away From Home Potluck is a community-building event created to act as a bridge between students, local businesses and the community.
Non-student community members who wish to attend are asked to bring a dish large enough to serve 10 people with a serving utensil or a hot pad if needed. College students are asked to only bring their appetites.
The focus for this event’s “Free Stuff Table” is household items to help create comfortable homes. Donations of new or clean and lightly used household items are accepted in addition to unopened, non-perishable food items, laundry detergent and unused toiletry items.
A donation drop-off station will be set up at Arcata City Hall, 736 F St., on Tuesday, Sept. 3 through Friday, Sep. 6 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Please note that donations of opened or partially-used food items, unwashed or stained household items and homemade food items cannot be accepted.
For more information regarding the Home Away from Home Potluck and Equity Arcata, call (707) 822-5953.
Equity Arcata’s mission is to create a welcoming, safe and racially equitable community by eliminating racial disparities for all people of color in housing, health, education and employment. For more information about Equity Arcata, visit equityarcata.com.
Update from Wes Chesbro
Dear Home Away From Home Community Volunteers and Food Providers-
As you know from our previous emails our first potluck is this Sunday Sept 8 at 5:00 PM at the D St Neighborhood Center.
ALL INDICATIONS ARE THAT WE ARE GOING TO HAVE A BIG TURNOUT OF STUDENTS AND WE WANT TO MAKE SURE THERE IS ENOUGH FOOD TO FEED THEM.
On at least one previous occasion we came perilously close to running out of food.
SO, we are issuing a plea to all of our supporters to bring a READY TO SERVE DISH FOR 10 (There is insufficient capacity to cook, heat or reheat dishes).
EVEN IF YOU ARE UNABLE TO VOLUNTEER OR STAY FOR THE POTLUCK, we encourage you to drop off a dish to HELP US MAKE SURE THE POTLUCK IS A SUCCESS.
Thank you so much for your continuing support!
-Home Away From Home