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.Read More
Dear North State,
This holiday season all of us at the Community Action Agency of Butte County, Inc. want to wish you and your loved ones a time of peace, healing and joy. The year 2020 has brought many things that we do not want to see continued into 2021, but Butte CAA remains committed to our communities as we have since 1967.
Whether natural disaster, health crisis or underperforming economy, we are here to help in whatever way that we can. I want to express appreciation to all of the Board, Staff, and Volunteers who make our efforts possible each day.
When we look at our strengths, we have many people in our organization who are motivated and feel a humble sense of responsibility to others. This combination is a dynamite one for our agency and helps us get what needs to be done to help people in need. Our employees and volunteers are inspiring - day in and day out they get the job done with quality effort.
Even during this unusual year of 2020, we were able to accomplish much through their efforts.Read More
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.Read More
We know that Black Friday is synonymous with spending money. So we thought to share some ways you can make your dollar go further, and we aren't talking about coupons for that new PS5.
Between Amazon Smile, our Esplanade House giving tree, and Giving Tuesday, you have several options on how to give to your fellow community members as well as your friends and family.Read More
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.Read More
Domestic Violence Awareness month originally began as the specific time organizations could come together and unite against domestic violence or abuse, also known as Intimate Partner Violence. They organized at conferences, rallied calls to action, and spread awareness.
If you are interested in attending an event or learning more, the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence (NCADV) has different opportunities all month as well as educational resources on their website.
We are also incredibly fortunate to have Catalyst Domestic Violence Services here in the North State: Their 24-hour Hotline is (800)-895-8476
Intimate Partner Violence, or IPV, can be a complex and sensitive topic to discuss. We hope that our blog is informative and helpful in the event that you know of someone who can use the information. As an organization committed to promoting healthy families and improved conditions for all households to thrive it is important that you are knowledgeable.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
September is National Hunger Action Month. The specified time we call to attention the reality of food insecurity in California, particularly our North State.
With a pandemic slowing the economy and now the worst fire season in California history, the need for food and nutrition support in this region has increased.
Butte CAA provides food to hungry families every day. Our North State Food Bank helps fill cupboards with essential and nutritious food items through our food distribution events and guidance to other resources.
Thanks to added government funding, and with the support of local community members like you, we can be prepared to meet the need.
Once a month, Butte CAA CEO, Thomas Tenoiro, spends some time with KKXX Chico NOW! Host, Vince Haney, to talk about what's going on at Butte CAA.
August's conversation was full of encouragement and packed with information about COVID-19 updates, the North State Food Bank and housing development projects.Read More