Help support the end of hungry families in Siskiyou County. Our donate button is on the HOME page of this website. Thank You!
NEED A LOCAL CLASS FIELD TRIP, THINK OF OUR FOOD BANK!
It is suggested that your class discusses nutrition and healthy foods prior to visiting us. We will tie in healthy foods based on ChooseMyPlate.gov, ReThink Your Drink campaign and community service (helping others).
Children will get a tour of our food bank, what we do and why we do it (age appropriate discussions). Schools in the past have held food drives prior to visiting us and bring the collected food to us on their field trip.
Healthy snack choices may be provided, as will recipes and when available a children's cookbook. Children will have the opportunity to help make a few bags of food that we provide to our customers. They will be gien a paper template to draw what a healthy plate of food looks like to them.
Total time at the food bank is 1 1/2 hours depending on class size and ages of the children. Our area is not huge so if more than 20 kids, please make sure to tell us.
Current Fundraising Projects
South Siskiyou County and other areas not listed in the Yreka area: check with your local family resource centers and local food banks and churches.
Additional Information for Your Review
Jennifer & Jose Romo:
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Here is a great idea which one of our donors started. For her birthday, she asked her friends to donate to the Siskiyou Community Food Bank instead of buying her a gift and she donated as well. She requested her friends donate $40.00 each in hopes of raising $400.00.
This is perfect especially for those that do not want or need a gift (birthdays, weddings, anniversaries, in memory of, graduations, holidays, in honor of, etc.)
And, donations are tax deductible. Make sure to provide us with your name and mailing address and a donation statement will be mailed to you.
321 N. Gold Street, Yreka
11AM to 12:30 PM or until food runs out!
Bring your own bags/box, eligibility declaration (form to sign) required.
In collaboration with Foodlink.com, Great Northern Services, USDA Food Nutrition Services (An Equal Opportunity Provider), Siskiyou Opportunity Center and Siskiyou Community Food Bank. 2019: EVERY 2ND TUESDAY OF THE MONTH THRU OCTOBER.
IMPACT STATEMENT 2018
Siskiyou Community Food Bank (SCFB) participant Statistics:
845 unduplicated individual households which represented 2,132 total family members;
Repeat-returning customers include 673 households representing 1542 family members; and
TOTAL served in 2015: 1,518 households, and 3,674 family members. 53,130 lbs.
969 unduplicated individual households which represented 2496 total family members;
Monthly repeat-returning customers are not included in this total. A total of 34,915 lbs of food
was distributed to new monthly applicants! An additional 23,000 lbs was provided to repeat customers. A total of 57,419 lbs of food was distributed in 2016.
873 unduplicated individual households representing 2154 total family members and monthly repeat participants add an additional 846 households. A total of 60,165 lbs. of food was distributed to our participants.
1013 unduplicated households members representing 2397 household members were served. Thirty-five lbs. of food are provided to the household for a total of 35,455 plus the monthly returning customers added another 61,355 lbs. totaling 96,810 lbs. of food distributed to low-income households in Siskiyou County. Due to the Klamathon Fire another 4,275 lbs. was distributed to Salvation Army cooking food at the evacuation shelter and to individual households from July through September 2018. Grand total 101,085 lbs. = over 50 tons!
Tailgate Produce Party
Second Tuesday every month June to October
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and we receive a small % of what you spend with no additional charge to you.
HOLIDAY FOOD BASKETS
THANKSGIVING:Go to: freetheneed.org and follow the listed instructions
BEGINNING NOV 1, 2019
For the Yreka, Grenada & Hornbrook area:
Complete the application at either Yreka Food Bank (321 N. Gold Street (Tuesdays& Fridays, 11 AM to 1:20 PM) OR at Siskiyou Community Food Bank(1601 S. Oregon St, Suite B, Yreka Mondays & Thursdays 1-3:35 PM.) One application per address, list only current family members. ID & residency required. Holiday distribution on Sat. 12/21/19, 1-4 PM. Seventh Day Adventist Church, 346 Payne Lane, Yreka.