CHAT's Food Program

Over forty households in Chico receive a bag of donated food items each week!

CHAT has operated a food program for CHAT-property residents for about two years and in that time it has become a lifeline resource for many residents. We get enough food donations to distribute a bag of food to all the CHAT-managed houses every week, with larger bags for larger households.


How it works:

  • We get or pick up excess dry goods and almost-expired produce from Trader Joe's and other vendors and organizations every week, as well as from the Chico Blue Bag food project every other month.

  • Then volunteers sort the items and bag them up.

  • Then we deliver them to all of the CHAT-managed residences.


Residents have expressed that this resource is incredibly helpful to them, and the volunteer effort has created its own community of people who want to give back and make Chico a better place to live. Your donations cover the food storage space and the gas and liability coverage for the volunteers.

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  • Delivering food to guests weekly

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We are a regstered 501(c)(3) charity.
EIN: 46-5487014
Phone: 530-520-6412
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Chico, CA 95927
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