Food & Meals

Please Note: All resource information has been confirmed by Butte-Glenn 2-1-1 Staff. However, resource information is subject to change based on the availability, capacity, and discretion of the resource provider. Please consider checking in with providers ahead of time to ensure availability of services

Call 2-1-1 or text your zip code to 898211 to learn about the food pantries and distribution days available in your community in Butte and Glenn counties.

Gridley Wildfire Distribution Center- Offering various household supplies and food to Camp Fire and Bear/North Complex F fire survivors in the Gridley area. Supplies vary depending on donations, but include new toiletries, household items like toilet paper, paper towels, cleaning supplies, pet food, clothing, and non-perishable foods. Food donations also sometimes include fresh produce, but produce items are never guaranteed. Available to Bear and Camp Fire survivors, survivors must be able to present a valid photo ID and FEMA paperwork that matches fire impacted address or insurance paperwork that illustrates impact. Survivors may access the center once a week, and non-survivors are not permitted within the center even if accompanied by a survivor.Survivors can drop in to access service on Tuesdays from 10am-1pm at The Distribution Center located at 893 Hazel Street, Gridley 95948. Please note: The distribution center will be closed on Tuesday, November 24th.

Paradise Adventist Church- Love Paradise- Paradise Adventist Church, in partnership with Love Paradise, is offering a grocery assistance and delivery program for Camp Fire survivors affected by the COVID-19 crisis. This service is free (for groceries up to $50) and requires registration. Please Note: Camp Fire survivors may access the Love Delivers program twice per month for grocery assistance. However, if a survivor would like access to free-delivery, Love Delivery may accommodate that service once per week. Holiday Market is willing to accept CalFresh for the amount above $50, however, Camp Fire survivors must go to the store themselves to complete the transaction. Please use the following steps:

  1. Complete the Love Delivers application please at the following link: https://bit.ly/2VMxQww   
  2. Receive Initial Email from Love Delivers-either acceptance or denial into program
  3. Email grocery list to lovedelivers@paradiseadventist.org with your full name and date in the subject line
  4. You will receive $50 worth of grocery assistance through Holiday Market. If your grocery bill goes above $50, Love Delivers will process a credit or debit card for the difference.
  5. Your groceries will be delivered for free as soon as full-payment has been received.

Food Bank of Contra Costa and Solano- 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. This pantry will be operational as long as there is a demonstrated need from the community. No restrictions, anyone in need will be provided food. No ID is necessary. **COVID-19 Update- 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** Distribution of groceries will take place at the following location and time:

  • In CHICO: At the Butte College Chico Campus, 2320 Forest Avenue. WHEN: 1st and 3rd Fridays of the month from 11am-1pm.

First Christian Church – Paradise 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. Available in Paradise (5738 Pentz Road, Paradise – Corner of Pearson and Pentz Road) every Saturday from 11am-1pm, every Sunday (after church) Noon – 2pm or until supplies run out.  **COVID-19 Update- First Christian Church Food Distribution will be operated as a drive-thru distribution, and participants will remain in their car throughout the food distribution process.**

Paradise Alliance Church- Community Dinner- Offering a free dinner to the ridge community every Thursday night from 5:30pm-6:30 pm.  The Paradise Alliance Church Community Dinner is available to Camp Fire survivors and all interested individuals.  COVID-19 Update- The Church office is temporarily closed, and the phone will not be answered at this time. Questions and requests for more information may be directed to the church via email to churchoffice@paradisecma.org . Meals can be picked up at the North Side Drive-Thru at 6491 Clark Road, Paradise

Community Action Agency – North State Food Bank Distribution – Food commodities distribution schedule. First come, first serve. Please note: the “City” does not indicate WHERE the food will be distributed, but rather who the food is intended for. Locations will have commodities for intended city.**COVID-19 Update– 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 all food distribution events are encouraged to practice safe distancing and sanitizing of hands to minimize the spread of COVID-19.** Changes to the Distribution Schedule are happening frequently, please see facebook page for updates to scheduled distribution events:
https://www.facebook.com/ButteAction/

DATECityLocationTime
08/11Gridley
Biggs
St. Timothy’s Episcopal Church, 410 Jackson St
Biggs Methodist Church, 441 C Street
10:30am – 11:30am
9am-11am / 6pm-7pm
08/12Chico
Forest Ranch
Cohasset
Rhema Word of Faith, 574 E. 12th Street
Mt. Joy Bible Fellowship, 15522
Nople Community Hall, 11 Maple Creek Ranch Road
10am-11:30am
11am-Noon
11am-1pm
08/18Concow
Paradise
Pines Hardware, 11300 Miller Flat Road
1st Baptist Church, 6500 Clark Road
8:30am-9:30am
10am-11:30am
08/20Willows
Elk Creek
Stonyford
Berry Creek
Magalia
Bangor
Stirling City
Feather Falls
Forbestown
Clippermills
Palermo
1st Southern Baptist Church, 112 N. Yolo Street
Elk Creek Grange, 145 Church Street
Community Church, 179 Geary
Fire Station #61, 287 Rockerfeller Road
Magalia Community Center, 13700 Skyway
Bangor Community Church, 7419 Oro Bangor Hwy
Community Hall, 17044 Old Skyway
Grange, 1834 Lumpkin Road
Forbestown Market (Community Center)
Grizzly Creek Christian Fellowship,12140
La Porte Rd
Palermo Family Bible Church, 2570 N. Villa
Noon-1pm
9am-Noon
10:30am- 11:30 am
8:30am-10:30am
11am-3pm
9am-10am
9am-11am
9am-11am
10am-Noon
9am- 1pm
9am-10am
08/21OrlandFirst Lutheran Church, 19 Colusa Street9am-11am
08/22Hamilton CityEvangelical Church, 490 Los Robles8am- 11am
08/26
Thermalito
Oroville
Maxwell
New Life Church, 10th and Grand
Hope Center, 1950 Kitrick Ave, Bldg A
Parks & Recreational Dist. 64 Oak Street
7am-10am
8:30am-10:30am
10am-Noon
08/27Colusa
 Williams
Senior Center, 901 Parkhill
Williams Community Church, 315 9th Street
8:30am-10:30am
8am-11am

Paradise First Baptist ChurchFood Pantry- Offering a food pantry open to all fire survivors and those in need. Families can pick up a box of groceries, bottled drinking water, and prayer is also offered. No restrictions. ID is not required. Open Tuesdays and Fridays from 12pm (noon)- 4pm. Located at First Baptist Church in Paradise, 6500 Clark Road, Paradise. **COVID-19 Update- The food pantry will be operated as a drive-thru pantry in order to practice necessary social distancing. The drive thru food pantry will be available Tuesday and Friday from noon to 4pm.**

Magalia Community Church – Camp Fire Survivor Resource Center- **COVID-19 Update- Magalia Community Church remains open for Camp Fire survivors to receive food. Survivors may receive food Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday from 11am to 3pm. Due to COVID-19, food distribution will be offered through a drive thru. Distribution of clothing, household and furniture has resumed and will be held at their tent.  Social distancing measures will be put in place since this distribution is not offered in a drive thru format. Individuals who do not comply with the social distancing measures will be asked to leave. Face coverings are not required since social distancing measures will be put in place. Services are still only available to Camp Fire survivors but the Magalia Community Church will not be checking ID or proof of impact through a burn scar address at this time.**Offering supplies, food and some furniture to those impacted by the fire in the Magalia and Paradise areas. Services and distribution are located at Magalia Community Church at 13700 Old Skyway, Magalia, CA 95954.  Camp Fire Survivors may access MCC services once a week.  Please call the church ahead for supply availability at 530-877-7963, please note: the phone will only be answered during MCC’s normal hours of operation.