USDA Food Commodities

Food Programs Video

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

Persons
Personas
Maximum Monthly Income
Ingreso Maximo Mensual
Maximum Annual Income
Ingreso Maximo Anual
1$1,436$17,235
2$1,939$23,265
3$2,441$29,295
4$2,944$35,325
5$3,446$41,355
6$3,949$47,385
7$4,451$53,415
8$4,954$59,445
9$5,456$65,475
10$5,959$71,505
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

CityLocationDatesTime
Big SpringsMayten Fire HallJan 7th, March 4th, May 6th, July 1st, Sept 2nd, Nov 4thTuesdays 9:30 - 11 AM
Cecilville and CallahanEtna City HallFeb 6th, April 3rd, June 5th, Aug 7th, Oct 2nd, Dec 4thThursdays 8 - 11 AM
DorrisButte Valley Community Resource Center
232 S. Oregon Street
Feb 20th, April 17th, June 19th, Aug 21st, Oct 16th, Dec 18thThursdays 1 - 3 PM
DunsmuirEagle's Hall on Sacramento AvenueFeb 12th, April 9th, June 11th, Aug 13th, Oct 8th, Dec 10thWednesdays 9 - 10:30 AM
EtnaEtna City HallFeb 6th, April 3rd, June 5th, Aug 7th, Oct 2nd, Dec 4thThursdays 8 - 11 AM
Forks of SalmonForks of Salmon Community HallFeb 18th, April 15th, June 17th, Aug 19th, Oct 21st, Dec 16th3rd Wednesday 9 AM - Noon
Fort JonesScott Valley Family
Resource Center
11920 Main Street
Fort Jones
Feb 7th, April 4th, June 6th, Aug 8th, Oct 3rd, Dec 5thFridays 10 AM - Noon
GazelleCall 938-4115 ext 116 for detailsJan 8th, March 5th, May 7th, July 2nd, Sept 3rd, Nov 5thWednesdays 12:30 - 1:30 PM
GreenviewSenior CenterFeb 7th, April 4th, June 6th, Aug 8th, Oct 3rd, Dec 5thFridays 10 - 11:30 AM
Happy CampHappy Camp Family Resource Center
38 Parkway Road
Feb 13th, April 10th, June 12th, Aug 14th, Oct 9th, Dec 11thThursdays 1 - 4 PM
HornbrookHornbrook Grange HallFeb 12th, April 9th, June 11th, Aug 13th, Oct 8th, Dec 10thWednesdays 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Klamath River/HorsecreekHorsecreek Community ChurchJan 9th, March 13th, May 8th, July 10th, Sept 11th, Nov 13thThursdays 9 - 11 AM
McCloudMcCloud Community Resource Center
304 W. Minnesota Avenue
Feb 11th, April 8th, June 10th, Aug 12th, Oct 7th, Dec 9thTuesdays 11 AM - 1 PM
Macdoel/Tennant/Bray
Macdoel Fire HallJan 16th, March 20th, May 15th, July 17th, Sept 18th, Nov 20thThursdays 9 - 11:30 AM
MontagueMontague Community CenterFeb 5th, April 2nd, June 4th, Aug 6th, Oct 1st, Dec 3rdWednesdays 9 - 11 AM
Mt. ShastaCity Park Upper Main LodgeJan 22nd, March 26th, May 28th, July 23th, Sept 24th, Nov 26thWednesdays 9 AM - 10:30 AM
Seiad ValleySeiad Valley Fire DepartmentJan 9th, March 13th, May 8th, July 10th, Sept 11th, Nov 13thThursdays 10 AM - Noon
Somes BarTBDFeb 13th, April 10th, June 12th, Aug 14th, Oct 9th, Dec 11thSecond Thursday Time TBD
Call 938-4115 ext 116 for details
TulelakeTulelake Family Resource Center
810 Main Street
Feb 20th, April 17th, June 19th, Aug 21st, Oct 16th, Dec 18thThursdays 9 AM - 11 AM
WeedGNC 780 S. Davis Avenue
Enter at main office entrance
Jan 27th, March 24th, May 19th, July 28th, Sept 22nd, Nov 24thMondays 9 - 11 AM
YrekaYreka Community Resource Center
201 S. Broadway
Feb 27th, April 24th, June 26th, Aug 28th, Oct 23th, Dec 18thThursdays 10 AM - Noon

Cecilville Fire & Rescue 462-4695
Dunsmuir Community Resource Center235-4005
Great Northern Corporation938-4115 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

Greenview841-2365
Happy Camp493-2508
Mt Shasta, Weed, Dunsmuir926-4611
Tulelake667-3500
Yreka841-2365

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