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As the designated Food Bank for Shasta County, we are a member of Feeding America, the largest Food Bank in the United States.  This enables us to purchase bulk food at a low cost to share with community food lockers.  Included in the programs housed by our Food Bank are the Senior Brown Bag Program, EFAP- The Emergency Food Assistance Program USDA COMMODITIES) and another Emergency Food Program.



They are from left to right,

Nuelene, Joyce, Bettye, Teresa

and Jane pictured below


Senior Brown Bag Program
(530) 226-3071
The Brown Bag Program serves low-income seniors aged 60 or older.  Each month  bags of nutritious food are distributed at Eight distribution sites located throughout Shasta County. We are always in need of brown and plastic grocery bags . By donating your bags you are supporting senior programs as well as using a great way to recycle!
Brown Bag Distribution Sites
Frontier Senior Center
2081 Frontier Trail  Anderson, CA  96007

(530) 226-3071

Burney VFW Hall
37410 Main Street  Burney, CA  96013

(530) 226-3071

Shasta Lake Senior Multi-Purpose Center
1525 Median Way  Shasta Lake City, CA  96019

(530) 226-3071

Happy Valley Community Center
5380 Happy Valley Rd.  Olinda, CA  96039
(530) 226-3071

Shasta Senior Nutrition Program's Main Facility
100 Mercy Oaks Drive  Redding, CA  96003

(530) 226-3071

Black Butte Junior High School Gym
7752 Ponderosa Way
ShingleTown, CA

(530) 226-3071

Lions Club

20814 Mammoth Drive

Lakehead, CA 96051 

(530) 226-3071

Emergency Food Program
Qualified low-income families may receive a 3 day supply of food based on family size.  Families are helped on an emergency basis and may receive this assistance once a month.  Distributions are held the 1st and 3rd Friday of the month from 8am til 9am only, at the Food Bank located within our main facility at 100 Mercy Oaks Drive in Redding.
EFAP-Emergency Food Assistance Program
Government surplus commodities are distributed on a monthly basis to low-income families and individuals throughout Shasta County.  Those who qualify under USDA guidelines receive surplus commodities at one of 12 distribution locations.
For the location nearest you, distribution dates or other information about Food Bank Services
please call (530) 226-3071 or E-mail at shurla.lovejoy@dignityhealth.org

NOTE: USDA Commodity Distribution for Redding will be held at the Shasta Senior Nutrition Facility located at 100 Mercy Oaks Drive, Redding. The newly established day for the Redding Commodity distribution is the 4th Saturday of each month from 9 to 10 AM.

Click on the link below to get  USDA Commodity  Distribution Schedule



Our Food Bank has a small but extremely efficient team.  With help from great volunteers they run several food distribution programs.They are (From left to Right) Marilyn and Shurla.