As we continue to help inform the community about the great things that are happening on a daily basis through the programs and people of the Community Action Agency, our director occasionally writes letters to the editor of the Chico Enterprise Record.
In 2017, Community Action Agency celebrated 50 years of helping the community and we wanted to share some of the accomplishments we’re proud of that wouldn’t have happened without the generous support from our volunteers, donors, staff and community partnerships. In honor of our 50 years of service, we were pleased to accept resolutions from the City of Chico, the County of Butte, the California State Senate, and Laura Page, Representative for Congressman LaMalfa. Below are more of our highlights from 2017.Read More
The hustle and bustle of the holiday season is here! Now that we’ve stuffed our stomachs with turkey on Thanksgiving, braved the mall madness of Black Friday, and clicked through the craziness of Cyber Monday, it’s time to consider giving back on #GivingTuesday.
Anyone, anywhere can get involved in #GivingTuesday and give back in a way that is meaningful to them. From fundraising to volunteering to pro bono service, #GivingTuesday is a great way to give back to your community and to become part of a larger worldwide movement that promotes generosity.Read More
The students at Little Chico Creek Elementary School held their annual food drive for the North State Food Bank. The students donated 800 cans of food that will go to low-income families in Butte, Colusa, Glenn, Plumas and Sierra counties.Read More
In an article published on Saturday 11/12/17 in the Chico Enterprise-Record there were a variety of concerns raised and accusations made regarding the Community Action Agency of Butte County and the perceived mis-management of the Esplanade House for the past 26 years.
Many of the inaccuracies reported in the article were simply not based on facts. One of these involved the salary and travel expenses of our Executive Director, Tom Tenorio. While there may be opportunities to refute many of the accusations over time, we feel it is important to correct this very specific concern with very specific facts.Read More
The Butte County Community Action Agency’s weatherization and energy savings program is committed to helping lower income families ensure that their homes are energy efficient and safe. Every day, our team reaches out to present the program and opportunities to help qualify participants.Read More
Childhood obesity and diabetes in children is exploding across the nation. Did you know that in our own backyard in Northern California, 17% of 2 to 4-year-olds are considered obese and 15% of 10 to 17-year-olds are considered obese? And it’s getting worse. The data projects that by 2030 the number of heart disease cases will quadruple and obesity-related cancer will more than double.Read More
The Esplanade House provides substance abuse recovery services. These include education, individual sessions, and process groups addressing addiction to alcohol, drugs, and other substances and behaviors for adults. Watch Jesse's testimonial to learn why his life is great because of the services he received at the Esplanade House.Read More
The Esplanade House in Chico has been helping families break the cycle of homelessness, addiction and poverty. With genuine passion for participants and their path to self-sufficiency, the Esplanade House continues to stand as a pillar of community service in Butte County, CA. Watch Aaron’s story below to learn more about how the Esplanade House helps people break the cycle of addiction and bring families together again.Read More
The Farm Bill is important to food banks and other anti-hunger campaigns. Food banks are important to helping with food assistance in the country and our local communities, but they are only able to provide approximately 5% of this assistance. If government programs like the Farm Bill are cut, then organizations will be pushed beyond their capacity, increasing hunger throughout our communities.
If you’re a part of a food bank, local food pantry or a local organization like the North State Food Bank, it’s important to educate yourself about the upcoming Farm Bill and how you can make your voice heard.Read More