Food Bank

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.

Our Food Bank has a small but extremely efficient team. With help from great volunteers, they run several food distribution programs.

Marilyn Hanna and Shurla Lovejoy


Senior Brown Bag Program
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!
(530) 226-3071

Brown Bag Distribution Sites

Frontier Senior Center
2081 Frontier Trail, Anderson, CA 96007
(530) 365-7061

Burney VFW Hall
37410 Main Street, Burney, CA 96013
(530) 335-4971

Round Mountain Community Center
29775 Hwy 299 East, Round Mountain, CA 96084

Shasta Lake Senior Multi-Purpose Center
1525 Median Way, Shasta Lake City, CA 96019
(530) 275-2506

Happy Valley Community Center
5380 Happy Valley Rd., Anderson, CA 96007
(530) 357-2250

Dignity Health Connected Living Main Campus
100 Mercy Oaks Drive, Redding, CA 96003
(530) 226-3071

Black Butte Junior High School Gym
7752 Ponderosa Way, Shingletown, CA
(530) 474-1671

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 first and third Friday of the month from 8-9 a.m. 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

Click here to view/download the USDA Commodity Distribution Schedule for the current month.