Port Recognizes “Essential Volunteers” at 40th Food Distribution

Members of Mariachi Inlakech ready to serenade the attendees of the 40th food distribution event.

In 2020, we had to use our imagination, pull together, and changed the ways we could make a difference. The Port has always been proud to support our community, but the unexpected events of 2020 completely changed the ways things had to be done. Innovation became the norm as socially distant ways to create impact had to be invented.

As we saw the cancellation of local events, including our yearly Banana Festival, and a rise in need for food and other essential items among our community, the Port got to work! Our #CommittedtoCommunity Campaign was born from those efforts.

We reached out to Port customers, community partners and volunteers to collaborate on efforts to provide goods and resources to our community members in need. At our #CommittedtoCommunity events, literal tons of safety and hygiene supplies, donated fruit and other produce, prepared food, healthcare information and more are made available to attendees and are packaged in reusable, Port-supplied bags and knapsacks. Port of Hueneme Commissioners and staff, as well as hundreds of others, have volunteered their time to distribute, and transport food and supplies which have been distributed directly into the hands of 26,000 families countywide!

Read on about the Port’s efforts during 2020:

  • Port Feeds Essential Workers During COVID-19 Crisis Read
  • Port Community Hosts Blood Drive for COVID-19 Relief Efforts Read
  • Del Monte Rises Up to Feed Our Community Read
  • Port and Partners Host 20th Farmworker Food Distribution in Port Hueneme Read
  • Port Recognizes “Essential Volunteers” at 40th Food Distribution Read