COVID-19 Emergency Local Food Distribution

March 31, 2020

Food Resources

In response to the pandemic COVID-19, Butte CAA will be hosting 10 Emergency Local Food Distribution events, in local communities throughout the North State. The distributions will occur one event per day, on Mondays and Fridays from 9am-12noon through April 27th at various locations.

The effort is conducted by our CAA North State Food Bank where volunteers will distribute food at no cost to those attending. The distributions are intended for the local residents of the communities where the event is happening in order to responsibly, safely, and effectively get food to our North State communities who are in need of assistance. 

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Coronavirus Resources From Butte CAA

March 20, 2020

Community Action Agency of Butte County is always proud to serve our community. However, in light of the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) we are more dedicated than ever and responding quickly and safely as this fluid situation develops in our area.

We are taking each of our services into consideration and planning for how we can best serve in the current climate and dependent on what directives we are given from Public Health Officials.

Our goal is to remain open for as long as possible to maintain services, and adapt to needs as they arise. We will also be sharing sources of aid outside our agency because people getting the help they need is always our mission. Please keep an eye on our Facebook page for updates, as well as our blogs and website. You can contact us at info@buttecaa.com

UPDATE 3/20/2020 9:00am - Following the California statewide shelter-in-place Butte CAA services and operations are still open. We will also be working with the Sheriff's CERT (Community Emergency Response Team) and VIPS team to increase volunteer numbers. 

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Prevent the Spread of the Coronavirus in our Community

March 13, 2020

We know that you’re probably hearing information about COVID-19 every day. of Thursday, March 12, 2020, while there has been testing occurring there have been no reported cases of COVID-19, also known as the Coronavirus, in Butte County.

As a community it is very important that we protect those of us who are most vulnerable to the virus; elderly, immunocompromised. However all ages are susceptible to contracting the virus. Fortunately, most of the things we can do to prevent the spread of the virus are very simple.

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Hard Working and Still Hungry: The New Reality of Food Insecurity

March 06, 2020

Though the United States is one of the wealthiest and agriculturally advanced countries in the world, food insecurity for its citizens is still a very prevalent issue. 

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Census 2020

February 26, 2020

You may have seen us promoting a lot of information about the Census coming up and been wondering why a community service agency would care so much about the government counting people.

Well it’s because the Census directly impacts the services we are able to provide to the residents of Butte County. Programs like our Esplanade House, Weatherization, Food Bank, etc.

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KKXX Chico Now Radio and Butte CAA Talk VITA 2020

February 21, 2020

Local KKXX radio show Chico Now, had our very own Krystal Tyranowski, Assistant to the CEO, and Amanda Scofield, Program & Marketing Specialist on as guests to talk about this years’ VITA program. 

Thank you, once again, to Vince Haynie for hosting us on the show to help spread the news about this and other programs we provide to the community.

You can listen to the podcast by clicking here, or read the transcript of the interview below.

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North Point Apartments Featured in National Newsletter

February 10, 2020

Exemplary Work

Community Action Agency of Butte County was featured as a Member Highlight in the National Community Action Partnership Community Economic Development E-newsletter for its successful work with the North Point Apartments. Our project is just one example of what community agencies can and continue to do to address local issues. 

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EITC Awareness Day 2020

January 31, 2020

It's EITC Awareness Day! This tax season, you could be eligible for EITC depending on your income or household. If you have earnings of $55,952 or less, you should see if you qualify online or visit one of our VITA program sites. 

If you qualify for EITC, you must file a federal income tax return and claim the credit to get it, even if you owe no tax or aren’t required to file a return. Our VITA program can help you prepare your taxes and find out if you qualify for EITC!

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Get FREE Tax Help: VITA program in Butte County Starts February 1st

January 29, 2020

Want FREE help with your tax preparation?  

Did your household earn less than $56,000 in 2019?

You are in luck! Starting February 1st and continuing until April 10th, 2020 you can head on over to one of the locations in Butte County, listed below, to get free help filing your 2019 Federal and State income taxes.

When you are planning your time, keep in mind that both spouses must be present if filing joint tax return.

EITC

You may be eligible for The Earned Income Tax Credit, EITC or EIC, is a benefit for working people with low to moderate income. To qualify, you must meet certain requirements and file a tax return, even if you do not owe any tax or are not required to file. EITC reduces the amount of tax you owe and may give you a refund.

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Thank you, Tara!

January 08, 2020

After working for the Community Action Agency of Butte County for the past three years, Chief Financial Officer Tara Campbell is moving onto the next step in her professional journey. We will miss her and she leaves behind an impact that will help us for years to come. 

The unique opportunity to move into a family business is one she couldn’t turn down. “I'm moving onto the next best thing in my life, but I will always support CAA. I'm sad to leave, but I'm excited about what the future holds, as well, ” she said. Read More