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
If you know us at the Butte CAA, you know we are passionate about connecting food to those in need.
We have many programs set up to help feed low income families and individuals who just need an extra helping hand. And if we don’t have a program to help, then we also have resources to direct you to an organization that may be able to help.Read More
With this summer being different than usual, we wanted to offer some suggestions of how to have fun at home without having to spend much money. Routine, imagination, and getting your body moving are great ways to spend time before school starts up again, as well as ways to keep you positive when school is in session.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
In response to the pandemic COVID-19, Butte CAA will be hosting 10 Emergency Local Food Distribution events, in local communities throughout the North State. The distributions will occur one event per day, on Mondays and Fridays from 9am-12noon through June 1st at various locations.
The effort is conducted by our CAA North State Food Bank where volunteers will distribute food at no cost to those attending. The distributions are intended for the local residents of the communities where the event is happening in order to responsibly, safely, and effectively get food to our North State communities who are in need of assistance.Read More
Though the United States is one of the wealthiest and agriculturally advanced countries in the world, food insecurity for its citizens is still a very prevalent issue.Read More
September is National Hunger Action Month. Here at Butte CAA we deal with hungry families every day. Our North State Food Bank helps food-insecure families fill their cupboards with essential food items. In the wake of the Camp Fire the need for food and nutrition support in this region has increased, but we are up to the task, especially with the support of local community members like you.Read More