Food pantries distribution
Offering food to individuals and families. Food pantry will be operated as a drive-thru distribution, and participants will remain in their car throughout the food distribution process.
All are welcome, and anyone in need can receive dry goods, water, canned foods, snacks, and produce. Food distribution will depend on family size. Food will be provided while supplies last. No restrictions, no ID is required.
Available in Paradise at 5738 Pentz Road, Paradise (Corner of Pearson and Pentz Road) every Friday from 12:30pm-4pm, Saturday from 11am-1pm, and every Sunday (after church) 12pm(noon) – 2pm or until supplies run out.
For more Information: www.facebook.com/FirstChristianChurchParadise/
Offering a food pantry open to all fire survivors and anyone in need. No restrictions. No ID required.
Drive-thru food distribution is located at First Baptist Church in Paradise (6500 Clark Road, Paradise 95969) Fridays from 12pm(noon) – 4pm.
Providing food to anyone in need, no questions asked. Food items available to participants will vary at each distribution but always include shelf stable milk, grains, a protein source, and fresh fruit or vegetables. No restrictions, anyone in need will be provided food. No ID required.
The Food Bank of Contra Costa and Solano will maintain operations as a drive-thru distribution in order to maintain social distancing. Participants are encouraged not to leave their cars in order to assist in maintaining the safety of those distributing food. Participants who do not have a vehicle will still be able to access the food distribution, but will be asked to maintain (at least) a 6ft distance from those distributing food. Participants are also asked to not arrive for distribution before 10:30am.
Distribution takes place at Faith Lutheran Church (parking lot) at 667 East 1st Avenue, Chico on the first and third Fridays of the month from 11am – 1pm.
Offering a drive thru food distribution to individuals and families. For low income individuals in need that are residents of Chico, Durham, Hamilton City, Paradise or the Ridge. Must have photo ID and mail (or other proof of address). Please note: registration is required to access service.
Available at Chico Community Center, 567 E 16th St, Chico. Individuals or families interested in participating in food distribution must call 530-776-1009 (M-F: 9am-12pm noon; 1pm-4pm) to sign up . Once individuals or families are signed up, they will be assigned a specific pickup date/time. Salvation Army recommends participants do not show up for distribution before 1pm. Services are only available for walk-up or drive-thru.
Located at: Chico Community Center, 567 E 16th St, Chico
Offering non-perishable food available to fire survivors and those in need in Oroville. Photo ID and proof of income will be required, and Fire Survivors will be asked to provide FEMA paperwork.
Distribution takes place at 1640 Washington Avenue, Oroville 95966. Open Monday-Thursday 9am -12pm noon and 1pm – 3pm.
Offers emergency food to those with limited financial resources, 12 times per calendar year. Food distributed is based on family size. Available to residents of Artois, Capay, Hamilton City, Orland and Ord Bend. Proof of residency and ID are required.
Hours: Monday: 10am – 12pm (noon) and Wednesday: 3pm – 5pm
For emergency food needs call (530) 865-4532 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to identify needs and make arrangements.
Located at: 19 Colusa Street, Orland
Offering a weekly distribution of food boxes that contain fresh produce as well as dairy, eggs, cheese and meat. Boxes are first come, first served, while supplies last. Drop in during distribution hours.
Available Mondays from 10am-2pm or until supplies run out.
Located at Paradise Adventist Church parking lot, 5720 Academy Drive, Paradise
Offering commodities such as frozen meat, fresh produce, potatoes and soup to everyone in need. No restrictions. No ID required. Commodity distribution is located at 444 North Tehama Street, Willows on the third Thursday of the month from 12pm(noon) – 1pm.
Offering food benefits to eligible school aged children who previously received the P-EBT benefits that were offered over the summer of 2020 for the months of March, April, May, and June 2020 when schools were closed due to COVID-19. Eligible families will receive $5.86 per child per day for every eligible school day. The total amount an individual child is eligible to receive is based on each student’s learning situation and can vary from student to student, even within a family. P-EBT benefits are additional food benefits that do not replace meals offered by a child’s school. Children may continue to receive “grab n go” meals offered by schools and community locations, even if they are receiving P-EBT benefits.
Eligible children must have previously received P-EBT benefits for the 2019-20 school year, be registered in a California K-12 school for the 2020-21 school year, and were assumed to be attending school via distance learning or virtual instruction for the 2020-21 school year.
-Children who are newly eligible for free or reduced-price school meals for the 2020-21 school year
-Children who just started school for the first time as a preschooler or kindergartener for the current 2020-21 school year
-Children who were home-schooled during the 2019-20 school year
Please Note: Children who are newly eligible for free or reduced-price school meals for the 2020-21 school year and children who just started school for the first time as a preschooler or kindergartener for the current 2020-21 school year are not eligible for P-EBT extension benefits, but will be served under the second P-EBT program, P-EBT 2.0 that is currently in development. Children who were home-schooled during the 2019-20 school year were not eligible for P-EBT 1.0 benefits and are not eligible for P-EBT extension benefits.
Eligible families will automatically receive their new P-EBT cards and a letter with instructions in the mail from late October 2020 through late December 2020. Those who do not receive a P-EBT extension card by the end of December 2020 may either be ineligible or their P-EBT extension card may have been mailed to an old address if they have recently moved. Those who have recently moved may call the P-EBT Helpline at 877-328-9677.
P-EBT helpline at 833-780-0353. The P-EBT Helpline is available M-F: 8:30am-4:30pm. Callers may experience a wait time due to heavy call volume.
For More Information: https://bit.ly/3jT766n
-EBT Customer Service Center at (877)328-9677
-The Butte County Customer Service Center: (877)410-8803, M-F: 7:30am-5pm
-Glenn County Social Services: (800)339-9236 or (530)934-6514, M-F: 8am-5pm
California has expedited implementation of EBT online purchasing in response to COVID-19. Individuals and families can now purchase groceries online using their EBT card at Amazon and Walmart. If individuals receive CalWORKs, they may also be able to use their cash benefits to make purchases online at Wal-Mart.
Please Note: When individuals buy $35 or more in groceries online from either Amazon or Walmart, home
delivery is free. Depending on the location and availability of food items, a delivery fee may vary from $3.99 to $7 for food purchases less than $35. Walmart Grocery Delivery using EBT is currently unavailable in California.
Walmart EBT Info: https://bit.ly/2VQbJ8l
Amazon EBT Info: https://amzn.to/2KOzuYs
Due to the Families First Coronavirus Response Act, CalFresh benefit recipients may receive extra benefits to help them buy food during the COVID-19 pandemic in the months of March through November 2020. The extra benefits will increase the amount of benefits already being received, to the maximum benefit amount allotted for their household size. The extra CalFresh benefits for each month will be made available to the eligible individuals in the following month. The extra benefits for October will be available sometime after November 15, 2020 and the extra benefits for November will be available sometime after December 20, 2020.
The extra benefits will automatically apply to their EBT cards on the months that come into effect. For more information and maximum benefit limit for household sizes visit: https://bit.ly/3e9heGr.
Offers a federally-funded program for low-income households to obtain electronic benefit transfer (EBT) “debit” cards which can be used in most grocery stores and at some farmers’ markets to purchase food. Restricted to approved households based on family size, net income, residency and other variables. For complete eligibility requirements, please contact the Butte County Customer Service Center at (877) 410-8803.
Offers a federally-funded program for low-income households to obtain electronic benefit transfer (EBT) “debit” cards which can be used in most grocery stores and at some farmers’ markets to purchase food. Restricted to approved households based on family size, net income, residency and other variables.
For further questions regarding eligibility, please contact the Glenn County Health & Human Services Agency, Social Services Department at 1-(800) 339-9236.
Offers eligibility pre-screening and over the phone application assistance for CalFresh applicants. Please note: The North State Benefits Enrollment Center is not able to assist with LIHEAP applications in Butte County at this time. However, callers interested in receiving LIHEAP assistance can express interest and be placed on a waitlist for future availability.
Assistance by phone, M-F: 9am-5pm: 530-345-9749 or 530-636-0649