Food pantries distribution

Expanded Food Distribution Schedule- An Emergency Food Distribution Calendar has been scheduled in addition to the regular food distribution events conducted by the North State Food Bank of the Community Action Agency of Butte County. All food distribution events are drive through events, and participants will remain in their vehicle during food distribution.

All currently scheduled distribution events through the North State Food Bank of the Community Action Agency will be maintained. The North State Food Bank will increase the amount of food available to seniors and families in need. Those attending food distribution events are encouraged to practice safe distancing and sanitizing of hands to minimize the spread of COVID-19. 

Please note: The Community Action Agency of Butte County has expanded food distribution to specific locations in Glenn County, Tehama County and Colusa County. Locations are subject to change.

May 22nd, THERMALITO: Nelson Ave Sports Complex, 2280 6th Street, Oroville

Changes to the Distribution Schedule are happening frequently, please see facebook page for updates to scheduled distribution events at the following link: https://blog.buttecaa.com/covid-19-emergency-food-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. No restrictions, No ID is required. Food distribution will depend on family size. Food will be provided while supplies last.

Available in Paradise (5738 Pentz Road, Paradise – Corner of Pearson and Pentz Road) every Saturday from 11am-1pm, 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.
No restrictions, anyone in need will be provided food. No ID required.

Distribution takes place at Butte College Chico Campus (2320 Forest Avenue
Chico, 95928) 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. Must have photo ID and mail (or other proof of address). 

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. Available to residents of Artois, Capay, Hamilton City, Orland and Ord Bend.

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. Food Bank is currently in operation on Mondays 9AM-11AM located at 543 W First Avenue, Willows. Willows Food Bank requests that individuals stay in their car when they arrive. A sign-in sheet and food will be brought to the car. Please be prepared to answer the following: Name, Spouse Name, Address, Phone number, Number of people in household, Access to cooking (Yes or No), and Prayer Request. 

For emergency food needs or home-bound with no means of transportation/support please email willowsacs@yahoo.com

Hours: Mondays: 9am – 11am

Located at: 543 W First Avenue, Willows

Provides a food closet that distributes canned and boxed food as well as clothing three days a week to individuals and families in need. Fresh produce is available when possible. Food distribution is for residents of Biggs, Live Oak, and Gridley. Must show proof of address in Biggs or Gridley. Open to survivors of the 2018 Camp Fire, please bring photo ID, FEMA paperwork, or insurance paperwork to illustrate proof of impact.

Please note: Due to COVID-19, individuals must call (530-846-2140) ahead before attending distribution.

Hours: Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursdays: 9:30am-11:00am

Located at: 1561 Hazel Street, Gridley

CalFresh information

Pandemic EBT (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. Each eligible child may receive a total of up to $365 in P-EBT benefits over a four month period (March – June 2020). Allocation for each month will be as follows: March – $68, April – $120, May – $120, June – $57. The total amount received per household will depend on the number of eligible children. P-EBT benefits are only available while schools are closed due to COVID-19 but households will have one year to use the benefits. This period starts from the date when they receive their P-EBT card. Eligibility requirements include the following:

-Families with children whose school closed due to COVID-19, are eligible for free or reduced-price school meals, and who do not get CalFresh, Medi-Cal, or Foster Care benefits.
-Families with children who get CalFresh, Medi-Cal, or Foster Care benefits. -Families with children who have applied for CalFresh, Medi-Cal, or Foster Care benefits after the closure of their school.

Please Note:
-Children who receive school meals “to-go” are still eligible as long as they meet one of the eligibility criteria.
-P-EBT is a disaster emergency benefit based on free and reduced fee school meals eligibility, similar to other benefits that the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has said would not be considered for public charge purposes.
-US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) can consider several factors under their public charge test. Public charge does not apply to all immigrants. If you have questions about your immigration status and this food benefit, more information is available at https://bit.ly/3dxX8ER

“-Families with eligible children who do not get their P-EBT card in the mail, must apply online before June 30, 2020. The online application is not yet available but will launch in late May.
– Families with children who get CalFresh, Medi-Cal or Foster Care benefits or have applied for these benefits do not need to apply. Most will get their P-EBT card in the mail during the month of May. P-EBT cards will begin arriving in May, 2020.

For more information call the EBT Customer Service Center at (877)328-9677, send an email to PandemicEBT@dss.ca.gov, or visit https://bit.ly/3dus20C

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 April and May 2020. The extra benefits will increase the amount of benefits already being received, to the maximum benefit amount allotted for their household size. Eligible individuals who received CalFresh in March will receive the extra benefits on April 12, 2020. Eligible individuals who received CalFresh in April will receive the extra benefits on May 10, 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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