The people of Northern California know the tragedy of wildfires more intimately than anyone should. We know this is a sensitive topic for our community. But that is why we also know how important it is to be prepared and the difference volunteers and first responders make.Read More
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
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
Since the tragedy of the Camp Fire rocked Butte County and surrounding areas, our North State Food Bank has been in full swing, getting food to people in need. This is not a short-term relief effort by an means. With people displaced from their homes and no certain timeline for returning, the need for support for the North State Food Bank remains high.
What Have We Accomplished So Far?
Thanks to the generosity of this community as well as outside donors, our North State Food Bank has distributed 93,000 pounds of food for Camp Fire relief efforts in collaboration with Grassroots Alliance. Community support continues to come in, recently the North State Food Bank received a generous donation from Golden State Farm Credit and several sister Farm Credit agencies from California and other states in the amount of $51,500 for Camp Fire relief. What an amazing gift! In response to this generous donation our CEO, Tom Tenorio had this to say.
We're thankful for the support of our local agriculture and ranching communities whose continued collaboration with our CAA North State Food Bank ensures that our community members have access to healthy, nutritious food.
-Tom Tenorio, CEO of Butte CAA
The Community Action Agency Butte County, Inc. (CAA) was pleased to announce that the Sustainable Futures Fund has contributed $30,000 to the CAA’s Camp Fire Disaster Relief Fund and another $30,000 to the CAA’s North State Food Bank (NSFB) for the coming year. NSFB collects and distributes healthy food to thousands of food insecure families throughout their North State service area that includes Butte, Glenn, Colusa, Plumas, Sierra and Tehama counties. With the help of our extensive network of community partners, the North State Food Bank offers multiple ways to help low income families get the food and nutrition they need. Following the Camp Fire, our North State Food Bank added Camp Fire food relief efforts called Tailgates to distribute free boxes of healthy food to any one in need.Read More
Additional federal relief aid was approved for Butte County residents in the form of food assistance. The US Department of Agriculture issued the following statement:
The Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) approves California's request to operate D-SNAP (Disaster Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program) in Butte County in response to the impact of the "Camp Fire" wildfire which began on November 8, 2018. President Donald J. Trump issued a major disaster declaration and subsequent amendments designating this area as eligible for Federal individual assistance.
Butte CAA is committed to disaster response, with a proven track record over the last 50 years of addressing urgent community needs. The thousands of people displaced by the Camp Fire have caused a huge spike in the need for food and shelter in Butte County. Our commitment to effective solutions for these community issues has never been stronger, and the need has never been greater. There are multiple groups and agencies working on Camp Fire relief efforts, so why donate to CAA? Here's what we're doing with your donation.Read More