October is Energy Awareness Month. This is a nationally supported effort to bring awareness to how energy use affects us and our planet in our everyday lives. Learning about sustainability and auditing your home to see where your dollars are going are two ways you can participate this month.Read More
This month's KKXX Chico NOW! episode, hosted by Vince Haney, featured our CEO Thomas Tenorio and special guest Rosario Zepeda, the newest case manager at our Esplanade House. The three of them had several things to talk about during this month’s show.
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If Butte County can be called anything, it is resilient. Our community has been through fire, near dam breaks, and more fire, each of which creates stress and anxiety in many, but we still take care of each other and look to the future in hope.Read More
September is National Hunger Action Month. The specified time we call to attention the reality of food insecurity in California, particularly our North State.
With a pandemic slowing the economy and now the worst fire season in California history, the need for food and nutrition support in this region has increased.
Butte CAA provides food to hungry families every day. Our North State Food Bank helps fill cupboards with essential and nutritious food items through our food distribution events and guidance to other resources.
Thanks to added government funding, and with the support of local community members like you, we can be prepared to meet the need.
Once a month, Butte CAA CEO, Thomas Tenoiro, spends some time with KKXX Chico NOW! Host, Vince Haney, to talk about what's going on at Butte CAA.
August's conversation was full of encouragement and packed with information about COVID-19 updates, the North State Food Bank and housing development projects.Read More
Fire season is a time that California, particularly the North State, is all too familiar with and it's growing longer and feels more intense every year that passes.
Each year our forest and land management professionals do their part to help prevent fires and our brave firefighters do their part to put out the flames. However, we must also do our part and be prepared to stay safe and educate ourselves on resources of preparing for an emergency, what to do in an emergency, along with fire recovery and supporting others.
We’ve compiled a directory of links to sites with information about wildfire season and keeping you safe. This directory will be updated as new resources become available.Read More
It’s the thrill of a new notebook just waiting to be filled out, those new shoes without the grass stains sure to come, and a cool backpack to complete the look. Back to school shopping is always an exciting time of year for kids, though maybe not as fun for parents who don't have the most financial resources.Read More
You or someone you know may have already been worrying about summer and the uptick in your power and energy costs, and that was even before the pandemic which caused major job losses.
Many of us don’t know when finances will recover or when we will go back to work, though there are bills that still need to be paid. Or even though you are working a full-time job, maybe one and a half, it’s still tough to make ends meet for your family.
Situations like this are exactly what LIHEAP (Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program) is designed to help with. Nationally, LIHEAP has received an extra $900 million in funding this year through the CARES Act to help with the COVID-19 pandemic, in addition to its $3.74 billion annual funding for 2020.Read More
If you know us at the Butte CAA, you know we are passionate about connecting food to those in need.
We have many programs set up to help feed low income families and individuals who just need an extra helping hand. And if we don’t have a program to help, then we also have resources to direct you to an organization that may be able to help.Read More