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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What's Community Action Month?

May 08, 2020

Each year, the month of May is a chance to share about the long-standing commitment of the Community Action Network and our successes in accomplishing our mission of promoting the improved economic security of low-income residents. 

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Child Abuse Prevention Month 2020

April 29, 2020

Child Abuse Prevention Month

Butte CAA and other county organizations are committed to providing support and programs to educate and prevent child abuse. Since April is Child Abuse Prevention Month, we wanted to talk about how everyone can help through education and awareness, as well as how programs like our Esplanade House provide support for families so they can thrive. 

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Creative Easter for the Esplanade House

April 15, 2020

Every year, the Easter Bunny visits the Community Action Agency's Esplanade House to bring holiday joy to its residents. However, this year he needed even more creativity on account of COVID-19.

He enlisted the help of generous volunteers to make this year's Easter celebrations happen and we are happy to report that Easter was still a huge success!

Special Delivery!

Chico's Enterprise Record reported on a few local organizations facilitating festivities while respecting social distancing:

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Why the Census Matters to Butte County

April 08, 2020

Every decade since 1790, the United States of America has counted everyone living within it's boarders, and this is the first year it can be done online. April 1st marked the official start to this year's Census and it's incredibly important we each do our civic duty and participate. Plus it is super easy!

You may be wondering how someone taking the census in our part of Northern California matters to the populous of the entire country, however, you should know that your participation effects everything from local schools to who represents you in Washington, DC. 

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