Our community is pulling together to support one another as the sheer scale of the tragedy that is the Camp Fire continues to grow, but the work has just begun and we need your help. We are now dealing with the deadliest and most destructive wildfire in California history. According to CBS News the current Camp Fire statistics are:
- 140,000 acres burned
- 40 percent contained
- 56 fatalities confirmed, 3 firefighters injured
- 10,321 structures destroyed, including 7,600 homes
The North State Food Bank's Disaster Relief program has been quick to respond and is working to get food to evacuees. The need for food and financial donations is urgent. Donations will also be used to help support increased food delivery costs, as well as to provide emergency aid support to families whose available funds to continue lodging will be depleted. We are working on immediate short-term solutions as well as long-term strategies to help stabilize evacuees.
The most immediate and effective way to help us provide for these families is to make a tax deductible donation to the North State Food Bank or to the Butte CAA General Fund. Give what you can, whether it's $5 or $500. The demand for our services has gone through the roof, we have increased costs to cover for both food items, as well as labor and delivery methods. We have an amazing network to leverage, but we need financial support to live up to our full potential and serve the community we love.
Shelf Stable Foods
Currently our biggest food item need is for shelf stable items to stock local food pantries. Emergency centers are receiving ample support and food but there’s still a big need for households that have taken in evacuated families. A significant number of evacuees are staying in other households which are running out of food. We are focused on getting food to those households that have opened up their homes to evacuees, but cannot keep up with the burden of the additional food costs.
Please consider supporting us in this endeavor.
PayPal waives all processing fees when donations are made through PayPal Giving, ensuring that 100% of your donation goes to help the North State Food Bank. You will also get an immediate tax receipt via email.
When you donate a dollar, 90 cents of it goes directly to buying food for families!
Your gratefully received contributions to the North State Food Bank are tax-deductible as allowed by the IRS. Tax ID#94-1640546.
Disaster Response Resources
CalFire Butte County Fire Public Information Line-- 530-538-7826
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