Emergency Basic Needs Distribution

Offering water, provisions and basic needs for all wildfire survivors. Laundry and shower trailers are now open. Must show photo ID/ proof of burned address to access services. Survivors may access services once a week. 

The Resource and Recovery Center is open Tuesday, Wednesday, and Saturdays from 11am-3pm

Please call the church for questions at 530-877-7963, please note: the phone will only be answered during MCC’s normal hours of operation.

Magalia Community Church is located at 13700 Old Skyway in Magalia

Offering free groceries or sandwiches to individuals who are hungry. No restrictions, but service will be determined on a case-by-case basis. Interested individuals can drop in during store hours and ask to speak to the manager.

Lakeside Market and Gas is open Sunday-Saturday from 10am-6pm and located at 5250 Olive Hwy Ste B in Oroville. 

Survivors in need of infant, toddler, or adult diapers can fill out a Diaper Request Form on the Butte Diaper Bank website, fontainefoundation.org/

Provides diapers and diapering supplies to community members experiencing need. Diapers are distributed on a set day once a month. Infant, toddler, and adult diapers are available. Feminine hygiene products are also available- see application. Can receive 50 diapers every 30 days, and applications must be resubmitted every month.Participants are required to pre register and to wear a face mask. Individuals not wearing a proper face mask will not be served. Pre-registration is required. Applications are available at www.buttediaperbank.org. Scroll down on the home page to the distribution dates and click “apply here”. Applications are open two Wednesdays before the distribution, and are due the Wednesday before the distribution. If you need help registering online, call 2-1-1. Facebook: facebook.com/Buttediaperbank/

Distributions generally take place 9am-11am at Pearl Consulting, 150 Amber Grove, Suite 150, Chico. Participants must register by:

-March 24 for Distribution on March 27th

-April 21st for Distribution April 24th

-May 19th for Distribution May 22nd

-June 23rd for Distribution June 26th

-July 28th for Distribution July 31st

-August 25th for Distribution August 28th

All participants attending distribution events are required to wear a mask. The Butte Diaper Bank also encourages participants to exercise social distancing during the distribution, and hand washing prior to arrival. Participants are also asked to definitively RSVP to the text reminder sent allowing for appropriate planning measures to be implemented.

Offering clothing, food, water, hygiene supplies,  masks, bedding, diapers, and wipes. Diapers and wipes are available for both adults and children. Volunteers will be available to provide assistance at the Oroville Hope Center’s office. Masks are required, but can be provided if necessary. Available to North Complex / Bear fire evacuees. Must show proof of address in the evacuation zone (ID, bill showing address, vehicle registration) 

Distribution is available daily from 10am – 3pm at the Oroville Hope Center, located at 1950 Kitrick Ave, Suite A in Oroville.

Showers – Offering showers to those experiencing homelessness even if they are not currently receiving shelter through the Oroville Rescue Mission. Mon-Sun: 4:30pm.
Meals – Offering meals to those experiencing homelessness even if they are not currently receiving shelter through the Oroville Rescue Mission. Breakfast: 6:30 am, Lunch: 12pm and Dinner: 6:30pm, 7 days per week

Shelter – Offering overnight shelter services. Space is limited and offered on a first come first serve basis. Please call the shelter ahead of time to inquire about space availability. Must have a negative COVID-19 test to receive shelter and individuals who are returning from a medical facility must have medical paperwork clearing them of COVID-19 in order to be able to receive shelter. Test results must be from within last 7 days to access service.
Oroville Hospital and Butte County Public Health would be contacting the ORM regarding the COVID-19 test results for individuals who need shelter and have tested negative. Intake Mon-Sun: 4:30pm.

Clothing Vouchers – Offering clothing vouchers that can be redeemed for $25 worth of clothing from their Thrift Store. Must show some form of identification to receive a clothing voucher. Limited to one voucher per person, per year. The vouchers may be picked up at the Oroville Rescue Mission’s administrative office during its office hours

Thrift Store – The Thrift store has now reopened. M-F: 10a-4pm

Food Boxes – No longer being offered, due to the increased shelter services as a result of COVID-19.

Shower, Meals and Shelter – 4250 Lincoln Blvd., Oroville, CA 95966
Clothing Vouchers – 2150 Bird St., Oroville, CA 95965
Thrift Store – 2130 Bird St., Oroville, CA 95965

Offering free clothing for teens and young adults (ages 11-18) that have been evacuated due to the North Complex /Bear Fire. Evacuees must provide proof of address. Anything that shows the person’s last name, and the address like a bill, online bill, car registration, ID,  or verification of enrollment at a local school district like their Aries account.

Available by appointment only. Send a message to the Axiom to make an appointment on their Facebook
page at https://www.facebook.com/axiomoroville, or on Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/theaxiomoroville/?hl=en

The Axiom is located at 1420 Myers Street, Oroville 

Offering a drive-thru food distribution to individuals and families. Sign-up is required to receive food distribution. Distribution is intended for low-income or disaster impacted individuals and families. Must have photo ID and mail (or other proof of address), registration is required. Individuals or families interested in participating in food distribution must call 530-776-1009 (M-F: 9am-12pm; 1pm-4pm) to sign up.

Available at Chico Community Center located at 567 E 16th Street in Chico.  Once individuals or families are signed up, they will be assigned a specific pickup date/time. Food Distribution hours: Tuesday and Wednesday from 1pm-3pm. 

Salvation Army recommends participants do not show up for distribution before 1pm. Services are only available for walk-up or drive-thru.

Offering free meals for all kids 18 and under. Parents, guardians, or alternate individuals are welcome to pick-up the meals. Students are not required to be present. If there is a line, please practice 6 feet social distancing and remember to wear a face covering. Link:https://www.bcoe.org/Student-Services/K-12/CalKidz/index.html


Meals are available Monday – Friday from 11am – 1pm at the following location:

-Central Middle School, 2565 Mesa Avenue, Oroville

Meals are available Tuesdays & Thursdays from 11:15am – 1:15pm at the following locations:

-Plumas Avenue Elementary, 440 Plumas Ave, Oroville
-Nelson Avenue Middle School, 2255 6th Street, Oroville

Meals are available Tuesdays & Thursdays from 11:30am – 12:30pm at the following locations:
-Helen Wilcox Elementary, 5737 Autrey Ln, Oroville
-Palermo Middle School, 7390 Bulldog Way, Palermo

Meals are available Tuesdays & Thursdays from 11:55am – 12:10pm at the following location:

-Honcut Elementary School, 68 School St., Oroville

Mobile Kitchen Locations and times are as follows:

-222 Table Mountain Blvd, Oroville from 11:15am – 11:45am
-703 Oro Dam Blvd W, Oroville from 11:55am – 12:25pm
-1668 Oro Dam Blvd W, Oroville from 12:35pm – 1:05pm


Meals are available Monday-Friday from 7:30am – 1pm at the following location: 

-Sycamore Middle School @ Vermont Street Door, 1125 Sycamore Street, Gridley


Children 18 and under can receive five days worth of meals (includes breakfast, lunch and dinner). For special accommodations call 530-872-6472.

Meals are available September 17th – December 17th onThursdays, from 8am – 3pm at the following locations

-Cedarwood Elementary School, 6400 Columbine Road, Magalia
-Pine Ridge Elementary School, 13878 Compton Drive, Magalia
-Paradise Jr. & Sr. High School, 5911 Maxwell Drive, Paradise 
-Paradise Ridge Elementary School, 5657 Recreation Drive, Paradise

Offering showers and laundry services on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10:30am – 12:30pm at the Oroville Hope Center, and on Fridays from 10:30am – 12:30pm at the open lot across the street from Cornucopia Restaurant. (cross street: Montgomery St. and Feather River Blvd. in Oroville)

The Oroville Hope Center is located at 1950 Kitrick Ave Suite A, Oroville. Cornucopia Restaurant is located at the cross street: Montgomery St. and Feather River Blvd. in Oroville.

Offering vouchers to assist residents affected by the North Complex/ Bear Fire with gas, propane, groceries, pet supplies, and household goods (including but not limited to school supplies, cleaning, toiletries, gas cans, and housewares).

To access the voucher program:  
-Leave a message for Brenda Rightmeyer by phone at 530-534-4179, by email at Brenda@YankeeHillFireSafe.org or by text message at 530-370-5302 (Those contacting Brenda through text message, are asked to identify themselves).
-ID is not required but individuals will be asked to provide their name, pre-fire address, the number of members in the household, and the number of children if there are any.
-Please Note: There will likely not be an immediate response. Please be patient as Brenda gets through all of the messages.

Offering two self-service filling stations for residents to fill clean, 5-gallon containers of potable water for drinking and cooking. Residents will need to bring their own container.

-Located at 2310 Oro-Quincy Highway and 234 Kelly Ridge Road.
-Available 24 hours a day, 7 days per week.

Offering various household supplies and food to Camp Fire and Bear/North Complex 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.

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Butte-Wildfires-Distribution-Center-1487078011428149/

Located at: 893 Hazel Street, Gridley 95948. Survivors can drop in to access service on Tuesdays from 10am-1pm.

Social Media Resources

Groups for those affected by the North Complex /Bear Fire to post personal needs and connect with other individuals that may be able to assist with resources. Please be aware, these groups are not nonprofit organizations or organized by a single entity and caution is advised when giving out personal information. These are listed as potential networking opportunities for survivors to connect with those providing information or help.

Providing a public Facebook group for donors and survivors of Bear Fire, Creek Fire, SCU, LNU, and CZU for help, support and connection to resources.

Online: http://bit.ly/bearfireFB

Public Facebook group to help connect individuals impacted by the fires with resources and community support.

Online: http://bit.ly/BearFireFBConnection

Facebook group to help organize information for all those who are helping or want to help with the needs of Butte County residents who have been displaced by wildfires.

Online: http://bit.ly/WildfireFBGroup