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
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.Read More
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!
Chico's Enterprise Record reported on a few local organizations facilitating festivities while respecting social distancing:Read More
DXC Technology encourages its employees to volunteer their time, skills and other resources in their local communities and participate in the DXC Foundation Board’s quarterly Charity Challenge Essay Contest. The Board donates $5,000 to the favorite charity of each contest winner.
For the current quarter, contest judges selected an essay written by DXC Technology’s Cindy Hodges, who was one of three winners from among 23 submissions worldwide. Ms. Hodges chose the Esplanade House, a program of the Community Action Agency (CAA) of Butte County in Chico, California, for the $5,000 donation by DXC.
“These amazing DXC Technology employees truly have huge hearts of gold,” said Cindy Hodges, supervisor of DXC’s facility in Chico.
The Community Action Agency of Butte County was excited to participate with the Jesus Center to be part of a grant that was awarded in the amount of $499,789.00 from CalRecycle! The grant is focused on food waste prevention and will help to create an expanded program where edible food that would otherwise be destined for the landfill could be picked up from potential donors, safely stored, and served to Butte County residents who struggle with food insecurity. Aside from the obvious benefit of helping to feed those in need, there is a huge environmental benefit in keeping excess food waste out of landfills.Read More
As we continue to help inform the community about the great things that are happening on a daily basis through the programs and people of the Community Action Agency, our director occasionally writes letters to the editor of the Chico Enterprise Record.
At the North State Food Bank, we have a lot of partners who work with us to ensure that the families they come in contact with have enough food to live healthy lives. One such partner is the Oroville Seventh Day Adventist Church. Valinda Wilkins is part of the church’s community outreach program, and was kind enough to write a letter to us letting us know how the work we are doing allows her to do the work she is doing with at-risk youth in her neighborhood.Read More