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Free food pantries and groceries in Shasta and Tehama County.

Dozens of free food banks operate around Redding California. In a crisis, the pantries can be used by low to moderate income families for a free box of groceries, personal hygiene supplies or a hot meal. For those families that need long term support, there may be information on social services such as food stamps from CalFresh. Find free food pantries near you below in Shasta and Tehama County as well as a phone number at the bottom of the page for more resources.

The locations, which are based in Shasta and Tehama, provide assistance to thousands of families each year. They may pass out a box of groceries that has fruits, canned goods, baby formula and more. Other resources may be goods such as Meals on Wheels, clothing, diapers for low income parents or they are involved in serving free holiday meals as well as snacks for children during the summer. Many locations also have free soup kitchens for breakfast, lunch, or dinner, and they help immigrants and Spanish speakers too.

The food pantries can also information on other resources targeted at low income families. So if a family just needs advice on where to turn to for a box of food, or maybe classes on budgeting or how to prepare a meal, these centers can assist.

Hill Country Health And Wellness Center
29632 Highway 299 East
Round Mountain, California, 96084
Phone - 530-337-5750
The non-profit provides an emergency food box program to the needy.

Caring Choices
1398 Ridgewood Drive
Chico, CA, 95973
Main number is 530-899-3873
Food and home delivery of meals is for the disabled.

Seventh-day Adventist Church - Dorcas Community Center
Address is 24052 Hoag Road
Corning, California, 96021
The charity has free food (milk, bread and pastries). There is also clothing for work or school, blankets for the homeless, and more. All food is donated from grocery stores in Shasta and Tehama County.




Corning Christian Assistance
710 4th Street
Corning, California, 96021

Northern Valley Catholic Social Service
175 Solano Street
Corning, CA, 96021
Assistance ranges from applications to CalWORKS or food stamps as well as immigration services, Nutrition classes, Emergency food pantry, referrals, and ESL classes.

Tehama County Gleaners - Food Bank
Address - 25020 Tehama Vina Road
Los Molinos, California, 96055
Phone - 530-529-2264
USDA food and meals are for residents of Tehama County. Partners include the Recreation Center, Tehama County Food Gleaners, and the Masonic Hall.

Tri County Community Network
37477 Main St.
Burney California
Call 335-4600
The non-profit helps clients shop for groceries, use coupons, eat healthy, and save money. All of this is key to long term stability. Even find more details on saving money when grocery shopping.

SDA Food and Clothing Program - Red Bluff
720 South Jackson Street
Red Bluff, California, 96080
Dial the agency at 530-527-3733
Gently used clothing, school supplies, groceries, fruits, and other food items are passed out by volunteers. Donations are always needed.





Salvation Army (Red Bluff)
940 Walnut Street
Red Bluff, CA, 96080
Phone - 530-527-8530
Social services from the non-profit include shelter and financial aid for bills or housing. Seasonal programs include free back to school supplies, free Christmas meals and gifts for children, and hot meals too.

The Redding location of the Salvation Army is at 2691 Larkspur Lane, Redding, California, 96002. For an application to their pantry, dial 530-222-2207.

True North, Inc. / Grassroots For Kids
7752 Ponderosa Way
Shingletown, CA, 96088
The free Food Closet is an option for Eastern Shasta County and the city of Shingletown. The charity passed out canned and dried foods, fruits, baby formula, as well as produce.

Shasta Senior Services
7752 Ponderosa Way
Shingletown, California, 96088
The main service is the Senior Brown Bag Program. They also offer Meals on Wheels for the homebound. They also offer classes on applying for Medicare or other government aid.

Anderson-Cottonwood Christian Assistance
Main address - 2220 North Street
Anderson, California, 96007
For hours, call 530-365-4220
Gasoline vouchers, bus passed, food, and more is passed out to qualified working poor residents.

Northern California Veterans Museum & Heritage Center
3300 Bechelli, Suite D
Redding, CA, 9600
They assist military families and individuals. Emergency food, counseling, care repairs, and more is offered. Case managers help Shasta County families apply for medical, free dental and vision care as well as provide other information. There are items for babies too, including food, formula and diapers.

Shasta-Trinity-Tehama HIV Food Bank
PO Box 493283
Redding California, 96049
Delivery is available in Shasta, Tehama, and Trinity County. Food and other assistance is only for people who have HIV/AIDS.

Ono-Igo Community Church
6287 Placer Road
Igo, California, 96047
Telephone - 530-396-2277

Living Hope Compassion Ministries
1043 State Street
Redding, CA, 96001
Number - 530-243-8066
The charity has once a month food, clothing vouchers for job seekers, job training, counseling, and other support.





People Of Progress
Address: 1242 Center Street
Redding, CA, 9600
Main phone - 530-243-3811
Assistance includes diapers for single moms and blankets for the homeless. There is also emergency food, Personal care/hygiene items, and applications to free school lunches and CalFresh.

Fall River Community Food Pantry
Dial 530-336-5304 for information.

Shingletown Grassroots Food Pantry
The address is 7752 Ponderosa Way, Shingletown
The location is the same as BlackButte Elementary School, room 19)
Phone number is 474 - 4220
Appointments are needed for emergency food ,groceries, cereal, and other staples.

Redding Loaves And Fishes
1180 Industrial Street, Suite A
Redding, CA, 96001
Various social services are given. the pantry may have fresh eggs, boxes of food, and more is offered. There is also clothes, cleaning and hygiene supplies, and more. Both monetary donations and other support from the community is appreciated.

Community Action of Tehama County
They help with applications to government assistance in California or nationwide. This may be CalFresh food stamps, USDA commodities, WIC vouchers and more. Continue with Tehama County Community Action Agency assistance programs.

St. Francis Of Assisi Parish
37464 Juniper Avenue
Burney, California, 96013
Groceries may be beans, rice, peanut butter, soup, fruits and veggies. Distributes food in Tehama and Shasta.

Shasta Senior Nutrition Program
Address is 100 Mercy Oaks Drive
Redding, CA, 96003
Phone - 530-226-3071
Regardless of age, anyone from the region can use the Emergency Food Program.

Grace Community Bible Church
Address: 20218 Tamarack Avenue
Burney, California, 96013

Solid Rock Foursquare Church
20343 Tamarack Avenue
Burney, California, 96013







Shasta Lake United Methodist Church
1509 Hardenbrook Avenue
Shasta Lake City, California, 96019
Call 530-241-5000 or 530-275-6353.
Appointments are required to use the free food pantry.

First Baptist Church
1501 McConnell Avenue
Shasta Lake, CA, 96019
Dial 530-275-3568
The charity has breakfast meals, clothing, and groceries from the pantry. Clothing is also available for school or work, and Christmas meals are served as well.

Food For The Hungry
PO Box 28
Los Molinos California, 96055
Main phone - 530-228-2662
The agency covers Southeast Tehama County, including Gerber, Los Molinos,, Tehama, and Vine).

Find additional food programs or soup kitchens

The Feeding America affiliate can be called at 530.226.3071. The agency will offer referrals to additional pantries and soup kitchens in the area.

By Jon McNamara














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