Mission

Our mission is to help our neighbors with sustainable, nutritious food supplies. To fulfill what Jesus said "Whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers of mine, you did for me" Matthew 25:40


 We exist to raise awareness of local hunger and bring change to the lives of those we serve in South Siskiyou County. With your help we can make a difference. Our website furthers our mission by providing ways for you to learn more and get involved. Thanks for visiting. Your support is appreciated.

Our pantry is located at:

Weed Elementary School Annex

780 S. Davis Avenue, Weed CA


Open Wednesdays from 11am to 3pm (EXCEPT NOVEMBER 27, 2019)

Clients new to our services should bring:

  • Photo ID
  • Proof of residence in South Siskiyou County (for all household members)
  • Proof of income
  • Willingness to volunteer 2 hours of help during the year

 


Green Cleaning Tips

We commonly clean our home to get rid of toxins, pollutants and to keep us healthy, but what if those products we use to clean are actually doing more harm than good? 17,000 petrochemicals (chemical products derived from petroleum) are available for home use, but only 30 percent of them have been tested for exposure to human health. Synthetic chemicals account for many of the products in our lives and can eventually lead to cancer through exposure. Take precaution and protect yourself and your family with these three tips:

Use the right products—Take a look at the cleaning products you use now. Do they have peroxide in them? Do they say “100 percent organic” or “EPA-approved” on the label? If not, then it may be time to toss them. Look for green cleaning products at your local superstore with the correct labels. Carefully throw away your old cleaners at chemical recycling sites in your community.

Check your air quality—Keep your family out of harm’s way with good indoor air quality. Most times, the air inside a home or office is at a higher risk for toxins than the air outside. Improve your home air quality by keeping the windows open as much as possible, especially when cleaning or painting the inside of the house.

Clean up germs—We usually jump to antibacterial and antimicrobial cleaners for messes, but it’s more important to use the right products in the right way. Antibacterial products aren’t more effective than regular soap and warm water, and they actually increase the risk of super germs that survive chemical cleaners.

Our Programs

Emergency Food Boxes

Clients choose box contents from our weekly list. Includes fresh produce and staples designed to provide a 3-day supply of food. With our current funding, clients may take 10 emergency boxes per year. Please bring reusable bags to collect produce selections.

Thanks to Emergency Food and Shelter Program (Siskiyou Local Board), Great Northern Services (Weed, CA), Grocery Outlet (Weed, CA), Modoc Siskiyou Community Action Agency (Alturas, CA), Mountain Christian Fellowship (Mt. Shasta, CA), Ray's Food Place (Mt. Shasta & Weed stores), Run for Food sponsors and participants, St. Barnabas Episcopal Church (Mt. Shasta, CA) and all of our generous donors.

 

Produce Only

Clients select from an ever changing farmer's market-style display. Primarily #2 produce that has been freshened by our dedicated volunteers. Available on a weekly basis. We suggest a $1 donation and use of own bag.

Thanks to General Produce, Mt. Shasta, CA for these regular produce donations. 

 

EFAP (Emergency Food Assistance Program) for Weed residents

Every other month, this government program (formerly called USDA Commodities) provides 90 boxes of pre-selected, shelf stable foods. SFA distributes to residents of Weed, CA only. Click here to find EFAP schedules for other Siskiyou Communities.

Distribution is on a first-come, first-served basis. Remaining 2019 dates are September 25th and November 20th. These boxes are distributed during our regular Wednesday pantry hours 11am to 3pm.

In cooperation with Great Northern Services, Weed, CA.