Bi-monthly distributions of food for low-income households in Siskiyou County
Great Northern Services is designated by the State of California and the Siskiyou County Board of Supervisors to distribute USDA Commodities and emergency food in our area. These distributions of shelf-stable staples are a way for low-income households to supplement their diet, perhaps freeing up some funds for other expenses such as fresh vegetables, bills, etc. All USDA foods are domestically grown and are offered as one of USDA’s methods of supporting farmers.
Participation is easy!
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—no documentation beyond a self-certification is needed if you are picking up for yourself.
If you are unable to make it to the scheduled distribution point, you can designate someone else to pick up food for you. The person picking up for you must bring a USDA issued form signed by you (the food recipient) certifying your family size, income, and address. A new form is necessary every time you have someone else pick up food for you.
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 $544 per additional person|
Aumente $544 por cada persona adicional
|Add $6,480 per additional person
Aumente $6,480 por cada persona adicional
2018 Commodities & Emergency Food Distribution Schedule
|Big Springs||Mayten Fire Hall on A12||2018: Feb 28, April 25, June 27, Aug 22, Oct 24, *UPDATED* December distribution in Big Springs will be on Wednesday, Dec. 12th||Wednesdays 2:00 - 4:00 PM|
|Cecilville||Delivery: call 938-4115 ext. 128 for details|
|Dorris||Butte Valley Community Park||2018: Jan 11, March 8, May 10, July 12, Sept 13, Nov 8||Thursdays 12:30 - 2:30PM|
|Dunsmuir||Dunsmuir Community Resource Center|
5844 Dunsmuir Avenue
|2018: Jan 24, Mar 28, May 23, July 25, Sept 26, Nov 28||Wednesdays
1:30 - 3 PM
|Etna||Etna City Hall||2018: Feb 1, Apr 5, June 7, Aug 2, Oct 4, Dec 6||Thursdays
2:00 - 4:00 PM
|Forks of Salmon||Delivery: call 938-4115 ext. 128 for details|
|Fort Jones||Scott Valley Family Resource Center|
11920 Main Street, Fort Jones
|2018: Feb 1, Apr 5, June 7, Aug 2, Oct 4, Dec 6||Thursdays
3:00 - 5:00 PM
|Gazelle||18425 Old Hwy 99||2018: Feb 1, Apr 5, June 7, Aug 2, Oct 4, Dec 6||Tuesdays
10:00 - 11:00 AM
|Greenview||Valley Oaks Senior Center||2018: Feb 2, Apr 6, June 8, Aug 3, Oct 5, Dec 7||Fridays
10:00 - 11:30 AM
|Happy Camp||Happy Camp Family Resource Center|
38 Parkway Road
|2018: Feb 16, Apr 20, June 22, Aug 17, Oct 19, Dec 21||Fridays
2:00 - 3:30 PM
|Hornbrook||*Postfire* Hornbrook Community Bible Church||2018 Postfire: Oct 24, Dec 12||Wednesdays
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
|Horse Creek||Horse Creek Community Church||2018: Feb 15, Apr 19, June 21, Aug 16, Oct 18, Dec 20||Thursdays 2:00 - 3:00 PM|
|Klamath River||Klamath River Community Center||2018: Feb 15, Apr 19, June 21, Aug 16, Oct 18, Dec 20||Thursdays
1 - 2:30 PM
|Macdoel||Butte Valley Community Park, Dorris||2018: Jan 11, Mar 8, May 10, July 12, Sept 13, Nov 8||Thursdays 12:30 - 2:20 PM|
|McCloud||McCloud American Legion Hall (Bingo Room)|
232 Broadway Avenue
|2018: Jan 24, Mar 28, May 23, July 25, Sept 26, Nov 28||Wednesdays 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM|
|Montague||Methodist Church - 120 S. 12th Street||2018: Mar 1, Apr 26, June 28, Aug 23, Oct 25, *UPDATED* December distribution in Yreka will be on Thursday, Dec. 13th||Thursdays 9:30 - 11:00 AM|
|Mt. Shasta||St. Barnabas Church, 701 Lassen Ln.||2018: Jan 24, Mar 28, May 23, July 25, Sept 26, Nov 28||Wednesdays 2:00 - 4:00 PM|
|Seiad Valley||Seiad Valley Fire Department||2018: Feb 15, Apr 19, June 21, Aug 16, Oct 18, Dec 20||Thursdays
2:00 - 3:30 PM
|Somes Bar||Delivery: call 938-4115 ext. 128 for details||2018: Feb 15, Apr 19, June 21, Aug 16, Oct 18, Dec 20||Weeks of
|Tulelake||Butte Valley Community Park, Dorris||2018: Jan 11, March 8, May 10, July 12, Sept 13, Nov 8||Thursdays 5:00 - 7:00 PM|
|Weed||Siskiyou Food Assistance - 780 S. Davis Ave||2018: Jan 24, Mar 28, May 23, July 25, Sept 26, Nov 28||Wednesdays
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
|Yreka||Yreka Community Resource Center|
201 S. Broadway
|2018: Feb 28, Apr 25, June 27, Aug 22, Oct 24, *UPDATED* December distribution in Yreka will be on Wednesday, Dec. 12th||Wednesdays
1:00 - 3:00 PM
Download a printable PDF of the 2018 GNS Commodities Distribution Schedule.
Q. Can I go to any site and receive Commodities & Emergency Food?
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 & Emergency Food given out?
A. Canned, fresh and frozen foods are distributed at 24 sites throughout Siskiyou County every other month to residents where their nearest site is located. Dates are determined a year in advance by the Federal government.
Q. What if I need food right away?
A. Contact Great Northern Services for the location of any of 11 sites in Siskiyou County that can provide emergency food assistance outside the above scheduled distributions.
Q. How can I help?
A. Volunteers are welcome to help at the various sites. Contact Great Northern Services to offer your assistance.
Community Services Director, Heather Solus (530) 938-4115 ext 128
|Greenview Senior Nutrition||Age 60+ Mon & Wed 12 noon||530-468-2904|
|Karuk Tribal Nutrition Center||Happy Camp||530-493-2508|
|Mt. Shasta Senior Center||Mt. Shasta||530-926-4611|
|Salmon River/Scott Valley||530-468-5321|
|St. Joseph Catholic Church||Yreka||530-842-3842|
|St. Vincent DePaul Society||Mt. Shasta||530-926-3061|
|Senior Nutrition Site||Tulelake||530-667-4665|
|Tulelake Honker Community Center||Mon - Fri 11:30 AM||530-233-4438|
|Yreka Senior Center||Age 60+ Mon thru Fri 12 - 1 PM||530-841-2365|
|Yreka United Methodist Church||530-842-4291|
Meals on Wheels
|Mt Shasta, Weed, Dunsmuir||530-926-4611|
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