6 Ways to Save Money on Food and Other Food Resources

July 31, 2020

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.  

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Inexpensive Ways to have Fun this Summer

July 24, 2020

With this summer being different than usual, we wanted to offer some suggestions of how to have fun at home without having to spend much money. Routine, imagination, and getting your body moving are great ways to spend time before school starts up again, as well as ways to keep you positive when school is in session.

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Support the Spirit of Summer and Our Butte CAA Esplanade House

July 17, 2020

There are so many amazing things happening at our Esplanade House this summer! From graduations to birthday parades, and the latest fun will be the Esplanade House Community Yard Sale held this Saturday, July 18th.

The Community Yard Sale is a fundraiser for our Esplanade House. When you shop the sale, you are helping the kids of our 50 families in our CAA Esplanade House program stay healthy and keep busy this summer!

Though we are in the midst of a pandemic and changing times, there is certainly a spirit of resiliency and joy at our Esplanade House. It’s been tough on all of our families to stay in place, but it has inspired us to get creative in our activities and programming. 

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Public Safety Power Shutoffs and Butte CAA

July 10, 2020

CEO Thomas Tenorio and Chico NOW! radio show host Vince Haynie talked about the CAA’s newest effort to respond to the impact of Public Safety Power Shutoffs, or PSPS, events for summer power shutoffs.

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North State Food Bank Tailgate Food Giveaway [Calendar 2020]

June 26, 2020

Even though sports have been cancelled, we are still tailgating! One of the more unique programs that the Community Action Agency runs is the Tailgate Food Giveaway

This program conducts seasonal produce giveaways in 13 different cities throughout the counties we serve.

We are so happy to say we can still put on this program even in light of COVID19. We are taking safety precautions so the event will look a little different than years past.

We are hoping the events will still include other non-profit agency booths to provide education and assistance programs related to the produce, such as Cal Fresh, Public Health and Nutrition Education.

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Happy Juneteenth!

June 19, 2020

What is Juneteenth?

Not to be confused with the signing of the Emancipation Proclamation on January 1st 1863. The first Juneteenth was 155 years ago on June 19th 1865.

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Butte CAA by the Numbers

June 05, 2020

Our mission is to improve the economic security of low-income individuals, and we enjoy sharing stories of success in our community. It's a great way to show everyone that our work at Butte CAA is having a positive impact on lives. 

However, stories can only tell part of the picture. Our very own CEO, Thomas Tenorio, visited Vince Haney at KKXX Chico NOW! radio and had a conversation about Butte CAA's impact measured in numbers. 

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5 Steps to Get Your Home Ready for Summer

May 30, 2020

Northern California is notoriously hot and dry during the summer, so here are 5 simple yet effective steps to make sure your home is ready for this coming 100+ degree weather. These tips also cost little to no money, especially if you qualify for our weatherization or energy services.

The Community Action Agency of Butte County, Inc. has been a reliable provider of beneficial energy efficiency measures in the homes of thousands of residents for over 35 years.

By following these tips, you can lessen your reliance on energy this summer which creates chances to lower your energy and water bills to help you save money. 

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Stories of our Community Coming Together

May 27, 2020

During the COVID19 pandemic many people have found themselves in hard and uncertain times. It's effecting everyone from our economy, to families, and even government institutions.

However, in the face of all the worry, people have found creative ways to spark hope wherever they can. Food, social media, and adapting to the 'new normal', positivity can be seen in a variety of ways. 

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Bringing Hope in Times of Need

May 20, 2020

In our celebration of Community Action Month, we want to shine a light on how local agencies, like our Butte CAA, have and continue to play a critical role in fighting food insecurity and being a support in times of crisis.

By being a local entity of the larger Community Action Partnership, Butte CAA is able to have resources and connections on a national level, while being in tune with the needs of its local communities.

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