Happy (Official) Juneteenth!

June 18, 2021

Juneteenth National Independence Day

Yesterday, June 17th, 2021, President Joe Biden signed the law officially making Juneteenth National Independence Day a federally recognized holiday. This is the first holiday approved since Martin Luther King Jr. Day was signed into law in 1983.

California State University, Chico's Associated Students was ahead of the federal government and voted to recognize the holiday with a paid day off for their organizational staff earlier this year. They are the first Associated Students in the CSU system to do so. 

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North State Food Bank Tailgate Food Giveaway [Calendar 2021]

June 11, 2021

Tailgate season has returned! This is one of the more unique programs that the Community Action Agency runs.

Tailgate Food Giveaway conducts seasonal produce giveaways in 13 different cities throughout the counties we serve.

We are so happy this program is returning at full speed. We are still taking safety precautions so for the time being we expect the events to stay in the drive through format. 

We are hoping the events will still include other non-profit agency booths to provide education and assistance programs related to the produce, such as Cal Fresh, Public Health and Nutrition Education.

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Preparing for Wildfire Season and the Butte-Glenn VOAD

June 08, 2021

The people of Northern California know the tragedy of wildfires more intimately than anyone should. We know this is a sensitive topic for our community. But that is why we also know how important it is to be prepared and the difference volunteers and first responders make.

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Get Your Home Ready for Summer

May 28, 2021

The Community Action Agency of Butte County, Inc. has been a reliable provider of beneficial energy efficiency measures in the homes of thousands of residents for over 35 years.

We love living in our Northern California community, however our summers are notoriously hot and dry. This year is also expected to be accompanied by a drought.

Here are 5 simple and effective steps to make sure your home is ready for our 100+ degree weather while also being water conscious. 

By following these tips, you can lessen your reliance on energy this summer which creates chances to lower your energy and help you save money on your water bill. Bonus, these cost little to no money to implement, especially if you qualify for our weatherization or energy services.

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Welcome to Our House

May 22, 2021

In Celebration of our Esplanade House's 30 Year Anniversary 

This year is the 30th Anniversary of our Esplanade House and we have so much to be thankful for. One of the greatest joys is knowing that even though many different families reside here, it feels like one big house and one large family.

It’s a community. Our staff is supporting and the parents are working to break their cycle of homelessness through our support programs while simultaneously breaking the cycle of poverty for their children. The children are being kids, which is exactly what they are supposed to be doing.

We’ve had a great spring so far and have some stories to give you a peek into life going on at our Esplanade House.

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What's Community Action Month?

May 14, 2021

Each year, the month of May is a chance to share about the long-standing commitment of the Community Action Network and our successes in accomplishing our mission of promoting the improved economic security of low-income residents. 

The Community Action Agency of Butte County, Inc. (CAA) is a proud member of the National Community Action Partnership and the nationwide community action network. We serve with 1,000 other local agencies that serve residents in 99% of the counties throughout the country.

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Child Abuse Prevention Month

April 30, 2021

Child Abuse Prevention Month

Butte CAA and other county organizations are committed to providing support and programs to educate and prevent child abuse. Since April is Child Abuse Prevention Month, we wanted to talk about how everyone can help through education and awareness, as well as how programs like our Esplanade House provide support for families so they can thrive. 

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Announcing the 530 Food Rescue Coalition

April 27, 2021

We are excited about the launch of our latest program in combating hunger and food waste in Butte County, the 530 Food Rescue Coalition!  It is community action at its best and we want to share it with you.

This effort is a partnership that the Community Action Agency of Butte County, Inc. has created with the Center for Healthy Communities. 

In an interview with KZFR Radio, Center for Healthy Communities' Health Education Specialist, Sheila McQuaid, talked about how the project came to be, what the focus of the 530 Food Rescue Coalition (530 FRC) will be, and what that means for our community. 

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Butte CAA Earns Gold Guidestar Seal of Transparency

March 31, 2021

The Community Action Agency of Butte County was recently recognized for our commitment to transparency and accountability with a 2021 Gold Seal on our GuideStar Nonprofit Profile! This adds to our Gold Seals from 2018 and 2019.

For non-profits, the importance of transparency and accountability cannot be overstated. We have to manage government funds, grants, and gifts from private donors in a way that honors the spirit of those contributions and makes the most of every dollar. We are accountable to our community. 

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CA COVID-19 Rent Relief; Helping Landlords and Renters

March 19, 2021

Rent relief is finally here! For over a year, people have been struggling to pay their rent and landlords have been frustrated by not receiving rent checks and what that means for their ability to manage properties. Well, there is new legislation in the state of California to help everyone get the relief they need.

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