In 1986, Jerry and Denise Broomfield began assisting families in crisis with food from the back of their small church in Weed. The initial response was to a local mill strike, during which workers were without pay for many weeks. However, as that need subsided they discovered so much more in the area. In 2001 they organized Siskiyou Food Assistance, a 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to ministering to those suffering from food insecurity.
Siskiyou Food Assistance is funded by donations from individuals, churches, businesses, fund-raising events, and grants.
We are governed by a volunteer Board of Directors who work tirelessly to find new ways to meet the ever-increasing need.