GNS is designated by the State of California, and the Siskiyou County Board of Supervisors, to distribute USDA Commodities and emergency food in our area. GNS also provides food in support of several soup kitchens.
The 2015 GNS Food Commodities Distribution Schedule appears below. Deliveries may be subject to change due to weather, please go only to the location nearest your home.
Recipients must sign in to self-certify that they are a resident of the area where they are picking up food and that they meet the income guidelines for the program that appear below.
When picking up food for another individual, a signed USDA issued form is required.
Emergency Food Assistance Program Maximum Income Chart
|Maximum Monthly Income|
Ingreso Maximo Mensual
|Maximum Annual Income
Ingreso Maximo Anual
|More than 10|
Arriba de 10
|Add $503 per additional person|
Aumente $503 por cada persona adicional
|Add $6,030 per additional person
Aumente $6,030 por cada persona adicional
2015 Emergency Food Commodities Distribution
|Big Springs||Mayten Fire Hall on A12||Jan 6th, March 3rd, May 5th, July 7th, Sept 1st, Nov 3rd||Tuesdays 9:00 - 10:30 AM|
|Cecilville and Callahan||Etna City Hall||Feb 6th, April 3rd, June 5th, Aug 7th, Oct 2nd, Dec 4th||Thursdays 8 - 11 AM|
|Dorris||Family Resource Center now at 111 Third Street||Feb 19th, April 16th, June 18th, Aug 20tht, Oct 15th, Dec 17th||Thursdays 1:00 - 3:00 PM|
|Dunsmuir||Dunsmuir Community Resource Center|
5844 Dunsmuir Avenue
|Feb 11th, April 8th, June 10th, Aug 12th, Oct 14th, Dec 9th||Wednesdays 1:30 - 3 PM
|Etna and Callahan||Etna City Hall||Feb 5th, April 2nd, June 4th, Aug 6th, Oct 1st, Dec 3rd||Thursdays 8 - 11 AM|
|Klamath River||Klamath River Community Center||Jan 14th, March 11th, May 13th, July 8th, Sept 9tht, Nov 11th||Wednesdays 10 AM - Noon|
|Fort Jones||Scott Valley Family|
11920 Main Street
|Feb 6th, April 3rd, June 4th, Aug 6th, Oct 1st, Dec 3rd||Thursdays 3 pm - 5 pm
**Note changes effective 4/27/15
|Gazelle||Call 938-4115 ext 116 for details||Jan 7th, March 4th, May 6th, July 8th, Sept 2nd, Nov 4th||Wednesdays 12:30 - 1:30 PM|
|Greenview||Valley Oaks Senior Center||Feb 6th, April 3rd, June 5th, Aug 7th, Oct 2nd, Dec 4th||Fridays 10 - 11:30 AM|
|Happy Camp||Happy Camp Family Resource Center|
38 Parkway Road
|Feb 12th, April 9th, June 11th, Aug 13th, Oct 8th, Dec 10th||Thursdays 1 - 4 PM|
|Hornbrook||Hornbrook Grange Hall||Feb 11th, April 8th, June 101th, Aug 12th, Oct 14th, Dec 10th||Wednesdays 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM|
|Horsecreek||Horsecreek Community Church||Jan 15th, March 12th, May 14th, July 9th, Sept 10th, Nov 12th||Thursdays 9 - 11 AM|
|McCloud||McCloud Community Resource Center|
304 W. Minnesota Avenue
|Feb 10th, April 7th, June 9th, Aug 11th, Oct 13th, Dec 8th||Tuesdays 11 AM - 1 PM|
|Macdoel/Tennant/Bray||Macdoel Fire Hall||Jan 22nd, March 19th, May 21st, July 16th, Sept 17th, Nov 19th||Thursdays 9 - 11:30 AM|
|Montague||Montague Community Center||Feb 4th, April 1st, June 3rd, Aug 5th, Oct 7th, Dec 2nd||Wednesdays 9 - 11 AM|
|Mt. Shasta||Senior Nutrition Center at City Park Upper Main Lodge||Jan 28th, March 25th, May 27th, July 22nd, Sept 23rd, Nov 25th||Wednesdays 9 AM - 10:30 AM|
|Seiad Valley||Seiad Valley Fire Department||Jan 15th, March 12th, May 14th, July 9th, Sept 10th, Nov 12th||Thursdays 10 AM - Noon|
|Somes Bar||Call 938-4115 ext 116 for details||Feb 13th, April 10th, June 12th, Aug 14th, Oct 9th, Dec 11th||Fridays 1 - 4 PM
|Tulelake||Tulelake Family Resource Center|
810 Main Street
|Feb 19th, April 16th, June 18th, Aug 20th, Oct 15th, Dec 17th||Thursdays 9 AM - 11 AM|
|Weed||Great Northern offices at 310 Boles Street||Jan 26th, March 23rd, May 25th, July 27th, Sept 28th, Nov 23rd||Mondays 9 - 11 AM|
|Yreka||Yreka Community Resource Center|
201 S. Broadway
|Feb 26th, April 23rd, June 25th, Aug 27th, Oct 22nd, Dec 17th||Thursdays 10 AM - Noon
|Cecilville Fire & Rescue||462-4695|
|Dunsmuir Community Resource Center||235-4005|
|Great Northern Services||938-4115 ext 116|
|Happy Camp Family Resource Center||493-5117|
|Siskiyou Food Assistance (Edgewood, Gazelle, Lake Shastina, Weed)||(530) 408-6115|
|Salmon River & Scott Valley||468-5321|
|Scott Valley Emergency Pantry||926-4611|
|Tulelake Senior Center||667-3500 (Bray, Dorris, Tennant)|
|Weed Police Dept. (Edgewood, Gazelle, Lake Shastina)||938-5000|
|Yreka Food Bank (321 N.Gold St.. School Tues-Wed-Fri 12 - 3)||841-4376|
Meal Centers/Soup Kitchens
|Greenhorn Grange Hot Meals||Mon and Thur 3:30 PM - 5 PM||459-3319|
|Greenview Senior Nutrition||Age 60+ Mon & Wed 12 noon||468-2904|
|Karuk Tribal Nutrition Center||Happy Camp||493-2508|
|Mt. Shasta Senior Center||Mt. Shasta||926-4611|
|Salmon River/Scott Valley||468-5321|
|St. Barnabas Episcopal Church||Mt. Shasta||926-5326|
|St. Joseph Catholic Church||Yreka||842-3842|
|St. Vincent DePaul Society||Mt. Shasta||926-3061|
|Senior Nutrition Site||Tulelake||667-4665|
|Tulelake Honker Community Center||Mon - Fri 11:30 AM||233-4438|
|Yreka Senior Center||Age 60+ Mon thru Fri 12 - 1 PM||841-2365|
|Yreka United Methodist Church||842-4291|
Meals on Wheels
|Mt Shasta, Weed, Dunsmuir||926-4611|
Q. Where can I go to get emergency food?
A. Contact GNS for the location of any of 11 sites in Siskiyou County that can provide emergency food assistance.
Q. Can I go to any site and receive Commodities?
A. Go to the site nearest to the town where you live and sign up. Be prepared to self certify that you meet residency and income requirements.
Q. Where and when are Commodities given out?
A. Canned, fresh and frozen foods are distributed at 22 sites throughout Siskiyou County every other month to residents where their nearest site is located. Call 530-938-4115 ext. 134 for a recorded list of all sites and dates for the upcoming month. Dates are determined a year in advance by the Federal government.
Q. Where did Siskiyou Food Assistance relocate to after the Boles Fire?
Siskiyou Food Assistance for Weed area residents happens weekly on Wednesdays from 11 AM – 3 PM now at Building 11 on the Weed campus of COS, near the gym.
Q. How can I help?
A. Volunteers are welcome to help at the various sites. Contact GNS to offer your assistance.
Community Food Program Manager, Renee Casterline (530) 938-4115 ext 116