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.

Food Bank Dream Team!

They are (from left to right),
Nuelene, Joyce, Bettye, Teresa
and Jane (pictured below)

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

Burney Brown Bag
VFW Hall
37392 Main Street
Burney, CA 96013

Anderson Brown Bag
Frontier Senior Center
2081 Frontier Trail
Anderson, CA 96007

Happy Valley Brown Bag
Happy Valley Community Center
5380 Happy Valley Road
Anderson, CA 96007

Redding Brown Bag
Dignity Health Connected Living
100 Mercy Oaks Drive
Redding, CA 96003

Shingletown Brown Bag
Black Butte Junior High
7752 Ponderosa
Shingletown, CA 96088

Lakehead Brown Bag
20814 Mammoth Drive
Lakehead, CA 96051
(530) 226-3071

Shasta Lake Brown Bag
Wintu Cultural Resource Center
4755 Shasta Dam Blvd
Shasta Lake, CA 96019

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



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 8:00 am – 9:00 am only at the Food Bank located within our Dignity Health Connected Living 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 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.