COVID-19 Emergency Local Food Distribution

Tuesday, Mar 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 June 1st 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. 

NOTE: The CAA North State Food Bank will continue to distribute TEFAP food according to the established schedule.

As the events are designed to be a drive through set-up, please stay in your vehicle. This is designed to protect the volunteers and allow everyone to adhere to social distancing practices as best as possible while providing food to those who need it.

“We’ve organized a drive-through event using pre-boxed food to help protect those in need of food and our volunteers to the maximum extent,” said Tom Dearmore, CAA Community Services Manager for the North State Food Bank.

Emergency Food Distribution Schedule

The Following Distributions are scheduled from 9:00am to Noon:

May 8th, OROVILLE:  OroNaz Church, 2238 Monte Vista Ave, Oroville

May 11th, WILLOWS:  LDS Church, 810 N Humboldt Ave, Willows, CA

May 15th, WILLIAMS: Community College, 99 Ella Street, Williams, CA

May 18th, CHICO: LDS Church, 735 W East Avenue, Chico

May 22nd, THERMALITO: Nelson Ave Sports Complex, 2280 6th St, Oroville

May 29th, GRIDLEY: Gridley H.S, 300 East Spruce St. Gridley

June 1st, CHAPMANTOWN: Community Park, 1900 Dr. Martin Luther King Blvd, Chico.

Click here for PDF Version of the Schedule


Much Needed AidDonate to the North State Food Bank

Thanks to additional government funding and generous community donations, that have increased food supplies and volunteers, Butte CAA is able to have these events.

However, when it comes to hunger, time is of the essence and to meet the immediate needs we encourage donations to support our efforts to help our communities through these trying times.

For more resources during this time, please refer to our blog. Under "Food Resources" you'll see even more food services, like CalFresh and others. 

For more updates on resources and what's going on at Butte CAA, including food distributions, please consult the CAA website or Facebook page for more information. Click the follow button on the the Community Action Agency of Butte County, Inc. Facebook page and select the "See First" option to never miss a post!



  • Do I need any paperwork/proof of need?
    • None is needed.
  • Who is the food for?
    • The emergency distributions are intended for anyone in the local community who is in need of assistance.
  • How far can I travel for food? 
    • We are asking residents to attend the distribution in their local area so that food can be distributed throughout the North State.
  • What type of food can I expect?
    • The food is pre-boxed and intended to feed 3-4 people for 3-4 days. 
  • Are these the same as the regular food distributions?
    • No, the Emergency Food Distributions (COVID-19 Response) are not the same as the regularly scheduled TEFAP Distributions. The Food Boxes for the Emergency Food Distributions contain different items than the TEFAP. 
  • What are the regular distributions aka TEFAP?


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