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 2014 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
2014 Emergency Food Commodities Distribution
|Big Springs||Mayten Fire Hall||Jan 7th, March 4th, May 6th, July 1st, Sept 2nd, Nov 4th||Tuesdays 9:30 - 11 AM|
|Cecilville and Callahan||Etna City Hall||Feb 6th, April 3rd, June 5th, Aug 7th, Oct 2nd, Dec 4th||Thursdays 8 - 11 AM|
|Dorris||Butte Valley Community Resource Center|
232 S. Oregon Street
|Feb 20th, April 17th, June 19th, Aug 21st, Oct 16th, Dec 18th||Thursdays 1 - 3 PM|
|Dunsmuir||Eagle's Hall on Sacramento Avenue||Feb 12th, April 9th, June 11th, Aug 13th, Oct 8th, Dec 10th||Wednesdays 9 - 10:30 AM
|Etna||Etna City Hall||Feb 6th, April 3rd, June 5th, Aug 7th, Oct 2nd, Dec 4th||Thursdays 8 - 11 AM|
|Forks of Salmon||Forks of Salmon Community Hall||Feb 18th, April 15th, June 17th, Aug 19th, Oct 21st, Dec 16th||3rd Wednesday 9 AM - Noon|
|Fort Jones||Scott Valley Family|
11920 Main Street
|Feb 7th, April 4th, June 6th, Aug 8th, Oct 3rd, Dec 5th||Fridays 10 AM - Noon|
|Gazelle||Call 938-4115 ext 116 for details||Jan 8th, March 5th, May 7th, July 2nd, Sept 3rd, Nov 5th||Wednesdays 12:30 - 1:30 PM|
|Greenview||Senior Center||Feb 7th, April 4th, June 6th, Aug 8th, Oct 3rd, Dec 5th||Fridays 10 - 11:30 AM|
|Happy Camp||Happy Camp Family Resource Center|
38 Parkway Road
|Feb 13th, April 10th, June 12th, Aug 14th, Oct 9th, Dec 11th||Thursdays 1 - 4 PM|
|Hornbrook||Hornbrook Grange Hall||Feb 12th, April 9th, June 11th, Aug 13th, Oct 8th, Dec 10th||Wednesdays 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM|
|Klamath River/Horsecreek||Horsecreek Community Church||Jan 9th, March 13th, May 8th, July 10th, Sept 11th, Nov 13th||Thursdays 9 - 11 AM|
|McCloud||McCloud Community Resource Center|
304 W. Minnesota Avenue
|Feb 11th, April 8th, June 10th, Aug 12th, Oct 7th, Dec 9th||Tuesdays 11 AM - 1 PM|
|Macdoel/Tennant/Bray||Macdoel Fire Hall||Jan 16th, March 20th, May 15th, July 17th, Sept 18th, Nov 20th||Thursdays 9 - 11:30 AM|
|Montague||Montague Community Center||Feb 5th, April 2nd, June 4th, Aug 6th, Oct 1st, Dec 3rd||Wednesdays 9 - 11 AM|
|Mt. Shasta||City Park Upper Main Lodge||Jan 22nd, March 26th, May 28th, July 23th, Sept 24th, Nov 26th||Wednesdays 9 AM - 10:30 AM|
|Seiad Valley||Seiad Valley Fire Department||Jan 9th, March 13th, May 8th, July 10th, Sept 11th, Nov 13th||Thursdays 10 AM - Noon|
|Somes Bar||TBD||Feb 13th, April 10th, June 12th, Aug 14th, Oct 9th, Dec 11th||Second Thursday Time TBD
Call 938-4115 ext 116 for details
|Tulelake||Tulelake Family Resource Center|
810 Main Street
|Feb 20th, April 17th, June 19th, Aug 21st, Oct 16th, Dec 18th||Thursdays 9 AM - 11 AM|
|Weed||GNC 780 S. Davis Avenue |
Enter at main office entrance
|Jan 27th, March 24th, May 19th, July 28th, Sept 22nd, Nov 24th||Mondays 9 - 11 AM|
|Yreka||Yreka Community Resource Center|
201 S. Broadway
|Feb 27th, April 24th, June 26th, Aug 28th, Oct 23th, Dec 18th||Thursdays 10 AM - Noon|
|Cecilville Fire & Rescue||462-4695|
|Dunsmuir Community Resource Center||235-4005|
|Great Northern Corporation||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. 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