Contact Information

1450 Court St., Suite 108
Redding, CA 96001-1661

Phone: (530) 225-5160
Fax: (530) 225-5178
Hours: 8AM to 4PM Monday-Friday
Email: CoC

Food Services

Anderson Cottonwood Christian Association

2979 East Center St.
Anderson, CA 96007

Ph: (530) 365-4220

Hours of Operation:
8 AM - 5 PM
M - F (except holidays)

ID and proof of Anderson, Cottonwood, Happy Valley or Shingletown address required.

Emergency Food Bank and USDA Commodities

Shasta Senior Nutrition Program

100 Mercy Oaks Dr.
Redding, CA 96002

Ph: (530) 226-3071

Hours of Operation:
8 AM - 5 PM
M - F (except holidays)

Not Just for Seniors!

You get $20 worth of free food each month and you only have to sign up once. For low or no income individuals and families, working or not. You can even have a friend pick up your food for you. Operated by Shasta Senior Nutrition Program and available at many locations throughout Shasta County. Proof of income is needed.

Food Stamps - Shasta County Social Services

2460 Breslauer Way
Redding, CA 96001

Ph: (530) 225-5767

Hours of Operation:
8 AM - 5 PM
M - F (except holidays)

Eligibility is much broader for food stamps than for other public assistance!

Good News Rescue Mission

3100 South Market St.
Redding, CA 96001

Website

Ph: (530) 241-5754
Fax: (530) 242-5924

Hours of Operation:
8 AM - 5 PM
M - F (except holidays)

The Mission offers free food, shelter, and clothing to men, women and children. The Mission's Work Search program helps homeless men and women find employment. The Mission also provides free medical and dental services for the homeless. In addition the Mission operates a long-term residential drug and alcohol recovery program for men and women.

Living Hope

1043 State St.
Redding, CA 96001

Ph: (530) 243-8066

Hours of Operation:
8 AM - 5 PM
M - F (except holidays)

This neighborhood-based ministry offers food, clothing, meals, hygiene and healthcare services to unsheltered homeless persons and other at-risk populations.

People of Progress

1242 Center St.
Redding, CA 96001

Website

Ph: (530) 243-3811
Fax: (530) 243-7403

Hours of Operation:
10 AM - 1 PM
M - F (except holidays)

Office: 10 AM - 1 PM, M - F
Thrift Store: 9:30 AM - 5 PM, M - Sa
Summer Store Hrs: 7:30 AM - 3:30 PM, June - August

Connect Message Center and Community Information: (530) 243-8713
Rent Assistance: Box 200
Utility Programs Community Information: Box 333
Food Programs and Food Bank Community Information: Box 250

Center St. is just west of the intersection of California and Shasta, behind NAPA Auto Parts.

Our Resource Center's Emergency Assistance Program can help individuals and families in need of food, clothing, emergency medications, bus passes, voice mail, personal hygiene items, etc. We can only help with rent to prevent evictions but not for first month's rent or deposits. We can only with motel vouchers for persons not able to stay in shelters due to medical reasons. Medical verification is necessary. We can only help with utilities for extreme medical situations. All services are limited to funding availability and our program parameters.

Food: Monday through Friday from 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM and Saturday mornings by appointment only for people who are unable to come during the week. Food assistance is normally limited to four times per year.

Clothing: Monday through Friday from 10:00 AM to Noon. Clothing is for emergency needs only and limited to a seasonal change of clothing twice per year per household. Domestic violence and disaster victims receive more clothing. Work clothing and interview clothing is also available.

Bus Passes: Only for essential medical, employment and/or social service related needs and only if you have no money to buy bus fare on your own.

Voice Mail: Free voice mail boxes for three months.

Rent assistance is only for eviction prevention, no deposits or first month's rent. To find out more about eligibility, please call our info line or drop by to pick up a checklist: (530) 243-8713 box 200.

Utilities: Emergency assistance is only available for extreme medical situations and only if no other programs are available. Information about other utility assistance programs is on our info line at: (530) 243-8713 box 333.

Motel: Assistance is only for people unable to stay in local shelters due to medical reasons. Current medical verification is required along with other eligibility requirements.

Information & Referrals: We have extensive information for clients and caseworkers.

Emergency Casework: In cases where a client is particularly at risk or unable to access other programs on their own, we provide emergency casework and can advocate directly to and work directly with other agencies as needed.

Location & Hours
We are centrally located in downtown Redding and our Food Bank and Resource Center is open every week day from from 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM. Our Food Bank is also open on Saturday mornings by appointment only for people who cannot come in during the week. We serve people in Shasta County. If you cannot arrive during office hours, give us a call and we will see what we can do to help you.

Please note: we cannot do casework or give extensive answers to questions via email.

Salvation Army

2691 Larkspur Ln.
Redding, CA 96002

Website

Ph: (530) 222-2207
Fax: (530) 229-0483

Hours of Operation:
8 AM - 5 PM
M - Sa (except holidays)

Must have a referral from Social Services or get a voucher for clothing.

Shasta County Department of Social Services

2460 Breslauer Way
Redding, CA 96001

Website

Ph: (530) 225-5767
Fax: (530) 225-5288

Hours of Operation:
8 AM - 5 PM
M - F (except holidays)

The Shasta County Department of Social Services administers benefit programs for Temporary Cash Assistance, Food Stamps, Medi-Cal/County Medical Assistance Program and In Home Supportive Services to families and individuals in financial or medical need that meet eligibility requirements for these programs. Children and Family Services administer programs to ensure children and youth are safe, healthy, in school, out of trouble, have a real permanency, and a chance to be productive citizens. Adult Social Services provides supportive and protective services for adults and elders, including protective services, in-home support, and Public Guardian. Social workers are stationed throughout the County at senior centers and congregate meal sites. Applications for benefit programs can be completed by contacting the above phone number for the address and process closest to meet the needs of the family or individual.

Shasta County WIC Nutritional Program

2460 Breslauer Way
Redding, CA 96001

Website

Ph: (530) 225-5168

Hours of Operation:
8 AM - 5 PM
M - F (except holidays)

Nutritional counseling and food vouchers given for pregnant women and children up to 5 years old.

WIC in Anderson
2801 Silver St.
Anderson, CA 96007
(530) 225-3715

University of California Cooperative Extension

1851 Hartnell Ave.
Redding, CA 96002

Ph: (530) 224-4900
Fax: (530) 224-4904

Hours of Operation:
8 AM - 5 PM
M - F (except holidays)

Provides nutrition education by:

  • Improving self-sufficiency
  • Improving food shopping skills
  • Improving cooking and food preparation skills
  • Improving fruit and vegetable consumption
  • Improving infant and child feeding practices
  • Improving food safety and food sanitation skills
  • Increasing physical activity

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