USDA Food Commodities

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 SpringsMayten Fire Hall on A12Jan 6th, March 3rd, May 5th, July 7th, Sept 1st, Nov 3rdTuesdays 9:00 - 10:30 AM
Cecilville and CallahanEtna City HallFeb 6th, April 3rd, June 5th, Aug 7th, Oct 2nd, Dec 4thThursdays 8 - 11 AM
DorrisFamily Resource Center now at 111 Third StreetFeb 19th, April 16th, June 18th, Aug 20tht, Oct 15th, Dec 17thThursdays 1:00 - 3:00 PM
DunsmuirDunsmuir Community Resource Center
5844 Dunsmuir Avenue
Feb 11th, April 8th, June 10th, Aug 12th, Oct 14th, Dec 9thWednesdays 1:30 - 3 PM
Etna and CallahanEtna City HallFeb 5th, April 2nd, June 4th, Aug 6th, Oct 1st, Dec 3rdThursdays 8 - 11 AM
Klamath RiverKlamath River Community CenterJan 14th, March 11th, May 13th, July 8th, Sept 9tht, Nov 11thWednesdays 10 AM - Noon
Fort JonesScott Valley Family
Resource Center
11920 Main Street
Fort Jones
Feb 6th, April 3rd, June 4th, Aug 6th, Oct 1st, Dec 3rdThursdays 3 pm - 5 pm
**Note changes effective 4/27/15
GazelleCall 938-4115 ext 116 for detailsJan 7th, March 4th, May 6th, July 8th, Sept 2nd, Nov 4thWednesdays 12:30 - 1:30 PM
GreenviewValley Oaks Senior CenterFeb 6th, April 3rd, June 5th, Aug 7th, Oct 2nd, Dec 4thFridays 10 - 11:30 AM
Happy CampHappy Camp Family Resource Center
38 Parkway Road
Feb 12th, April 9th, June 11th, Aug 13th, Oct 8th, Dec 10thThursdays 1 - 4 PM
HornbrookHornbrook Grange HallFeb 11th, April 8th, June 101th, Aug 12th, Oct 14th, Dec 10thWednesdays 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
HorsecreekHorsecreek Community ChurchJan 15th, March 12th, May 14th, July 9th, Sept 10th, Nov 12thThursdays 9 - 11 AM
McCloudMcCloud Community Resource Center
304 W. Minnesota Avenue
Feb 10th, April 7th, June 9th, Aug 11th, Oct 13th, Dec 8thTuesdays 11 AM - 1 PM
Macdoel Fire HallJan 22nd, March 19th, May 21st, July 16th, Sept 17th, Nov 19thThursdays 9 - 11:30 AM
MontagueMontague Community CenterFeb 4th, April 1st, June 3rd, Aug 5th, Oct 7th, Dec 2ndWednesdays 9 - 11 AM
Mt. ShastaSenior Nutrition Center at City Park Upper Main LodgeJan 28th, March 25th, May 27th, July 22nd, Sept 23rd, Nov 25thWednesdays 9 AM - 10:30 AM
Seiad ValleySeiad Valley Fire DepartmentJan 15th, March 12th, May 14th, July 9th, Sept 10th, Nov 12thThursdays 10 AM - Noon
Somes BarCall 938-4115 ext 116 for detailsFeb 13th, April 10th, June 12th, Aug 14th, Oct 9th, Dec 11thFridays 1 - 4 PM
TulelakeTulelake Family Resource Center
810 Main Street
Feb 19th, April 16th, June 18th, Aug 20th, Oct 15th, Dec 17thThursdays 9 AM - 11 AM
WeedGreat Northern offices at 310 Boles Street Jan 26th, March 23rd, May 25th, July 27th, Sept 28th, Nov 23rdMondays 9 - 11 AM
YrekaYreka Community Resource Center
201 S. Broadway
Feb 26th, April 23rd, June 25th, Aug 27th, Oct 22nd, Dec 17thThursdays 10 AM - Noon
Cecilville Fire & Rescue 462-4695
Dunsmuir Community Resource Center235-4005
Great Northern Services938-4115 ext 116
Happy Camp Family Resource Center 493-5117
Siskiyou Food Assistance (Edgewood, Gazelle, Lake Shastina, Weed)(530) 408-6115
Salmon River & Scott Valley468-5321
Scott Valley Emergency Pantry 926-4611
Tulelake Senior Center667-3500 (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 MealsMon and Thur 3:30 PM - 5 PM459-3319
Greenview Senior NutritionAge 60+ Mon & Wed 12 noon468-2904
Karuk Tribal Nutrition CenterHappy Camp493-2508
Mt. Shasta Senior CenterMt. Shasta926-4611
Salmon River/Scott Valley468-5321
St. Barnabas Episcopal ChurchMt. Shasta926-5326
St. Joseph Catholic ChurchYreka842-3842
St. Vincent DePaul SocietyMt. Shasta926-3061
Senior Nutrition SiteTulelake667-4665
Tulelake Honker Community CenterMon - Fri 11:30 AM233-4438
Yreka Senior CenterAge 60+ Mon thru Fri 12 - 1 PM841-2365
Yreka United Methodist Church842-4291

Meals on Wheels

Happy Camp493-2508
Mt Shasta, Weed, Dunsmuir926-4611

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