Our Plans for 2021

January 08, 2021

Wow what a year 2020 was! We, as an agency, were put to work in ways we couldn’t have imagined in life before a pandemic. But now that we are here in 2021, we are ready to help you, our North State community, by providing you with tangible resources and supplies when in need.

Looking Ahead with Hope

We are hopeful that this year will be better. For us, hope is non-negotiable. It’s how we operate. Since we are in the business of helping our community members who are experiencing tough times, we are actively supplying hope in forms like boxes of groceries or ensuring that power bills get paid.

Though we are ready to meet the critical needs we know of, we can’t tell the future or know what may happen in the next 12 months. If you would like to help our efforts financially or by volunteering, we welcome your interest and there are many areas to get involved.

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Butte CAA Food Distributions: What You Need to Know

December 10, 2020

You may have seen the recent article in the Chico Enterprise Record talking about our most recent food distribution event or maybe you saw it show up on your Facebook newsfeed. Wherever you get your news, we want you to be up-to-date on what is happening in our community. We also want you to have the opportunity to stay engaged with our Food Distribution events, and so we have put together an FAQ and Facebook Event step by step guide.

All you need to know about what is happening in Butte County with CAA Food Distributions:

This past Monday we had a PSPS food distribution event in anticipation of the need that would come from the scheduled power outages this past weekend. It was great to have the Chico ER there to cover the story and share what we are up to. 

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Celebrations and Getting Ready for the Holidays at Butte CAA

November 12, 2020

The holidays will be here soon, and we are gearing up to help where we can around the North State by partnering with other nonprofits. We are happy to be a part of the multiple organizations trying to do good in our communities.

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KKCC Chico NOW! with Special Guest Rosario

October 02, 2020

This month's KKXX Chico NOW! episode, hosted by Vince Haney, featured our CEO Thomas Tenorio and special guest Rosario Zepeda, the newest case manager at our Esplanade House. The three of them had several things to talk about during this month’s show.

Listen to the full episode: [Click Here]

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Suicide Prevention Month Information and Mental Health Resources

September 18, 2020

Butte Strong

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.

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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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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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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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DXC Technology Donates $5,000 for the Esplanade House

October 11, 2018

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.

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CAA Collaborates with Jesus Center to Win CalRecycle Grant!

February 05, 2018

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. 

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