Earth Day:  How Community Action Agency of Butte Counties Programs are Contributing to a Greener Future

April 21, 2022

Energy. Efficiency. Weatherization. Food Rescue.

Those key words are the stepping stones that are paving the way to a greener and more sustainable future. Most of us know the importance of being energy efficient, the benefits of weatherizing our homes, reducing the amount of overall waste in homes and in our landfills, but all of these things are also beneficial to our environment.

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530 Food Rescue Coalition

April 18, 2022

530 Food Rescue Coalition

Good for people, good for the community, good for the environment. 

The Community Action Agency of Butte County, Inc. (CAA) and the Center for Healthy Communities at CSUC have partnered to create the 530 Food Rescue Coalition (530 FRC). The 530 FRC works to promote the reduction of food insecurity while also improving the environment.  It accomplishes these goals through facilitating food donation and pick-up connections, redirecting excess food away from landfills, and utilizing non-edible food for animal feed and compost in our Northern California region. The 530 Food Rescue Coalition is a leader in the effort to keep discarded edible food from adding to undesirable greenhouse gas creation.  The 530 FRC facilitates the pick-up of excess perishable and prepared food from businesses e.g. restaurants, caterers, bakeries, hospitals, event planners, corporate cafeterias, hotels and the delivery of it to neighborhood food programs. 

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Dear North State, A Look Back on 2021

December 30, 2021

This holiday season, all of us at the Community Action Agency of Butte County, Inc. want to wish you and your loved ones a time of peace, healing, and joy.

Whether natural disaster, health crisis, or an underperforming economy, Butte CAA has found ways to assist our most vulnerable community members. We want to express appreciation to all the Board, Staff, and Volunteers who make our efforts possible each day. Butte CAA remains committed to our communities as we have since 1967. 

Even during this unusual year of 2021, we were able to accomplish much through our efforts. 

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How our Esplanade House Combats Family Hunger and Homelessness

December 08, 2021

In the last few years, Butte County has been through traumatic events as a community. The impacts of natural disasters and a global pandemic have created greater strain on our community and the unhoused population and increased the price of food for everyone. Sadly, the children and families of the North State have been affected the most.

Homelessness and food insecurity has a greater impact for families than individuals. While a single person has only themselves to care for, parents have dependents relying on them for food and shelter. This is an increase in financial need and children are more vulnerable to the effects of unstable housing. When the complication of addiction is in the mix, it can lead to a generational cycle of poverty in our area.

Hear from Chief Programs Officer, Tim Hawkins, on how our Esplanade House and our programs help families heal, learn how to thrive, and break the cycle of generational poverty.

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Save the Date for #GivingTuesday 2021

November 29, 2021

The day after Thanksgiving everyone goes into a frenzy to score deals on Black Friday and Cyber Monday. These retail holidays place a huge amount of emphasis on the urgency of need. But what does real need look like? Take a look around our community and our Esplanade House in particular.

The Tuesday after Thanksgiving has been deemed Giving Tuesday, and turns the focus away from what you can GET, and instead focuses on what you can GIVE. This year, #GivingTuesday falls on November 30th. This global movement aims to transform how people think about and participate in the giving season. 

Donate Here

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The Impact of Our Esplanade House Staff [Video]

November 18, 2021

When speaking to the residents at our Esplanade House, they often boast about the care and dedication of our staff. We have councilors, administrators, program specialists, and case workers all on the same site as our Esplanade House living facilities. Part of the reason our staff takes their job so seriously is that many of them have a personal connection to the work they do.  

When hiring, we look for people who will treat our program participants and their families with dignity and respect and carry a sense of hope. They are all on board with our mission and program and dedicated to doing their best to support the residents and their children to be successful.

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Reasons to (Amazon) Smile with Butte CAA

November 10, 2021

Getting your online holiday shopping done early this year is going to be crucial with the expected shipping delays. The sooner you start shopping online this year, the sooner you can begin your holiday charitable giving. Plus, it's at no extra cost to you and you'll still be able to buy exactly what you want. 

By shopping on AmazonSmile you can donate to a good cause while doing your normal or holiday shopping, just by choosing the Community Action Agency of Butte County, Inc. as your charity. When you make a purchase, Amazon Smile donates 0.5% of what you’ve spent and donates it to Butte CAA. How cool that you can donate without spending any extra money!

We know that budgets are tight for a lot of us right now and it may seem like you have a hard choice to make between giving to charity or getting gifts for those you care about. Here is a way to do both at the same time. 

By following the instructions below you can shop via your browser or the app on your phone.

Here's how to Sign Up for AmazonSmile:

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The Esplanade House – But What Do We Actually Do?

November 05, 2021

Many of you know that at the Butte CAA Esplanade House we help families break the cycle of homelessness and poverty – but what does that actually look like? Our Esplanade House is one of a kind in the services we offer and the community we’ve built. The residents, staff and community members have seen and continue to see the incredible work and concrete results for 30 years now.

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Esplanade House Resident Success Stories!

October 16, 2021

We’ve just begun celebrating the 30th Anniversary of our Butte Community Action Agency Esplanade House this month and we are excited to share what makes this program so special to our residents, staff, and the Chico Community.

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30 Years of Our Esplanade House, Let the Celebration Begin!

October 08, 2021

We are celebrating the 30 Year anniversary of our Esplanade House! Since 1991 this program has been helping break the cycle of homelessness and addiction in our community. We’ve seen growth in people and in the program over the last three decades and we look forward to sharing the notable occurrences along the way with you.

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