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 $552.50 per additional person|
Aumente $552.50 por cada persona adicional
|Add $6,630 per additional person
Aumente $6,630 por cada persona adicional
2020 Commodities & Emergency Food Distribution Schedule
|Big Springs||Mayten Fire Hall on A12||Wednesdays 1:30-3:30 PM||Feb 26, Apr 22, Jun 24, Aug 26, Oct 28, Dec 23|
|Cecilville||Delivery: call 938-4115 ext. 128 for details|
|Dorris||Butte Valley Community Park||Thursdays 12:00-2:00 PM||Jan 9, Mar 12, May 14, Jul 9, Sep 10, Nov 12|
|Dunsmuir||Dunsmuir Community Resource Center|
5844 Dunsmuir Avenue
|Wednesdays 1:30-3:30 PM||Jan 23, Mar 26, May 28, Jul 23, Sep 24, Nov 26|
|Etna||Etna City Hall||Thursdays |
2:00 - 4:00 PM
|Feb 20, Apr 16, June 15, Aug 20, Oct 15, Dec 17
|Forks of Salmon||Delivery: call 938-4115 ext. 128 for details|
|Fort Jones||Scott Valley Family Resource Center|
11920 Main Street, Fort Jones
1:00 - 3:00 PM
|Feb 20, Apr 16, Jun 15, Aug 20, Oct 15, Dec 17|
|Gazelle||18425 Old Hwy 99||Thursdays 10:00-11:00 AM||Feb 20, Apr 16, Jun 15, Aug 20, Oct 15, Dec 17|
|Greenview||Valley Oaks Senior Center||Fridays 10:00 - 11:30 AM||Feb 21, Apr 17, Jun 16, Aug 21, Oct 16, Dec 18|
|Happy Camp||Happy Camp Family Resource Center|
38 Parkway Road
10:00 AM – 1:00 PM
|Jan 3, Feb 7, Mar 6, Apr 3, May 8, Jun 5, Jul 3, Aug 7, Sep 4, Oct 2, Nov 6, Dec 4|
|Hornbrook||Hornbrook Community Bible Church||Wednesdays |
9:30 AM - 12:00 PM
|Feb 26, Apr 22, Jun 24, Aug 26, Oct 28, Dec 23|
|Horse Creek||Horse Creek Community Church||Thursdays 1:30-3:00 PM||Feb 6, Apr 2, Jun 4, Aug 6, Oct 1, Dec 3|
|Klamath River||Klamath River Community Center||Thursdays |
11:30 AM-12:30 PM
|Feb 6, Apr 2, Jun 4, Aug 6, Oct 1, Dec 3|
|Macdoel||Butte Valley Community Park, Dorris||Thursdays 12:00-2:00 PM||Jan 9, Mar 12, May 14, Jul 9, Sep 10, Nov 12|
|McCloud||McCloud American Legion Hall (Bingo Room)|
232 Broadway Avenue
|Wednesdays 10:30 AM– 1:00 PM||Jan 22, Mar 25, May 27, Jul 22, Sep 23, Nov 25|
|Montague||Methodist Church - 120 S. 12th Street||Thursdays 9:30–11:00 AM||Feb 27, Apr 23, Jun 25, Aug 27, Oct 29, Dec 24|
|Mt. Shasta||St. Barnabas Church, 701 Lassen Ln.||Wednesdays 1:30 – 3:30 PM||Jan 22, Mar 25, May 27, Jul 22, Sep 23, Nov 25
|Seiad Valley||Seiad Valley Fire Department||Thursdays 12:30-1:30 PM||Feb 6, Apr 2, Jun 4, Aug 6, Oct 1, Dec 3|
|Somes Bar||Delivery: call 938-4115 ext. 128 for details|
|Tulelake||First Baptist Church|
494 2nd St.
|Thursdays 5:00 - 7:00 PM||Jan 9, Mar 12, May 14, Jul 9, Sep 10, Nov 12|
|Weed||Siskiyou Food Assistance - 780 S. Davis Ave||Wednesdays |
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
|Jan 22, Mar 25, May 27, Jul 22, Sep 23, Nov 25
|Yreka||Yreka Community Resource Center|
201 S. Broadway
|Thursdays 12:00-3:00 PM||Feb 20, Apr 16, Jun 15, Aug 20, Oct 15, Dec 17
Download a printable PDF of the 2020 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
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