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.
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. Distribution takes place in Chico, but is available to residents of all areas. 

Distribution takes place at Butte College Chico Campus (2320 Forest Avenue, Chico) parking lot on the first and third Fridays of the month from 11am – 1pm. 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. 

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 orlandpantry@yahoo.com to identify needs and make arrangements.

Located at: 19 Colusa Street, Orland

Providing a weekly food pantry for Glenn County residents in need. Hours: Mondays: 9am – 11am

Located at: 543 W First Avenue, Willows

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. 

CalFresh information

As of July 31, 2020, the California Department of Social Services has made all P-EBT eligibility decisions and applicants should have received an email with their final eligibility. The last day to apply for P-EBT was July 15, 2020. Those who were not eligible for P-EBT, but believe that they should have been can submit an appeal online or by calling the P-EBT helpline. The deadline to submit an appeal is August 17, 2020. The California Department of Social Services will review your appeal. This may take up to one month. They are not allowed to talk about why you are not eligible over the phone. P-EBT is a food benefit for children that will help families in California buy food when schools are closed because of the COVID-19 emergency.

Submit an appeal online here: https://inquiry.pebt.dss.ca.gov/appeal or by calling the 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:
-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

Online: https://ca.p-ebt.org/en/info

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.

CalFresh Online FAQ

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 July 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 June will be available sometime after July 12, 2020 and the extra benefits for July will be available sometime after August 16, 2020.

The extra benefits will automatically apply to EBT cards for those eligible 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.

To apply for benefits you may submit an application online at:  C4yourself.com or getcalfresh.org

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.

To apply for benefits you may submit an application online at:  C4yourself.com or getcalfresh.org

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

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