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 TEFAP Alternate pickup 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 8|
Arriba de 8
|Add $889.08 per additional person|
Aumente $889.08 por cada persona adicional
|Add $10,669 per additional person
Aumente $10,669 por cada persona adicional
2021 Commodities & Emergency Food Distribution Schedule
|Big Springs||Mayten Fire Hall on A12||Wednesdays 3:00-4:00 PM||Feb 24, Apr 28, June 23, Aug 25, Oct 27, Dec 15|
|Cecilville||Delivery: call 938-4115 ext. 128 for details|
|Dorris||Butte Valley Community Park||Thursdays 12:00-2:00 PM||Jan 28, Mar 25, May 27, July 22, Sept 23, Nov 18|
|Dunsmuir||Dunsmuir Community Resource Center|
5844 Dunsmuir Avenue
|Thursdays 1:00-3:00 PM||Jan 21, Mar 18, May 20, July 22, Sept 16, Nov 18|
|Etna||Etna City Hall||Thursdays 3:00-4:00 PM||Feb 11, Apr 8, June 10, Aug 12, Oct 14, Dec 9
|Forks of Salmon||Delivery: call 938-4115 ext. 128 for details|
|Fort Jones||Scott Valley Family Resource Center|
11920 Main Street, Fort Jones
|Thursdays 1:00-3:00 PM||Feb 11, Apr 8, June 10, Aug 12, Oct 14, Dec 9|
|Gazelle||18425 Old Hwy 99||Thursdays 10:00-11:00 AM||Feb 11, Apr 8, June 10, Aug 12, Oct 14, Dec 9|
|Greenview||Valley Oaks Senior Center||Fridays 10:00-11:30 AM||Feb 12, Apr 9, June 11, Aug 13, Oct 15, Dec 10|
|Happy Camp||Happy Camp Community Action Center|
38 Parkway Road
|Fridays 10:00 AM-1:00 PM||Delivery: call 938-4115 ext. 128 for details|
|Hornbrook||Hornbrook Community Bible Church||Wednesdays 10:30 AM-12:00 PM||Feb 24, Apr 28, June 23, Aug 25, Oct 27, Dec 15|
|Horse Creek||Horse Creek Community Church||Thursdays 12:30-1:30 PM||Feb 4, April 1, June 3, Aug 5, Oct 7, Dec 2|
|Klamath River||Klamath River Community Center||Thursdays 11:30 AM-12:30 PM||Feb 4, April 1, June 3, Aug 5, Oct 7, Dec 2|
|McCloud||McCloud American Legion Hall (Bingo Room)|
232 Broadway Avenue
|Wednesdays 10:30 AM-1:00 PM||Jan 20, Mar 17, May 19, July 21, Sept 15, Nov 17|
|Montague||Methodist Church - 120 S. 12th Street||Thursdays 9:30-11:00 AM||Feb 25, Apr 29, June 24, Aug 26, Oct 28, Dec 16|
|Mt. Shasta||St. Barnabas Church, 701 Lassen Ln.||Wednesdays 3:00-4:30 PM||Jan 20, Mar 17, May 19, July 21, Sept 15, Nov 17
|Seiad Valley||Pick-up Horsecreek or Happy Camp||Delivery: call 938-4115 ext. 128 for details|
|Somes Bar||Delivery: call 938-4115 ext. 128 for details|
|Tulelake||First Baptist Church, 494 2nd St.||Thursdays 5:00-7:00 PM||Jan 28, March 25, May 27, July 22, Sept 23, Nov 19|
|Weed||Great Northern Services, 310 Boles St.||Wednesdays 12:00 PM-2:00 PM||Jan 20, March 17, May 19, July 21, Sept 15, Nov 17
|Yreka||Yreka Community Resource Center, 201 S. Broadway||Thursdays 1:00-3:00 PM||Feb 11, April 8, June 10, Aug 12, Oct 14, Dec 9
Download a printable PDF of the 2021 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
In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA.
Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits. Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339. Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.
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