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December Round Up


When you shop at the Co-op this month you will have the opportunity to donate to the North Valley Community Foundation’s Camp Fire Relief Fund. NVCF has been a cornerstone of the community for years. In the wake of the Camp Fire, they have been an excellent coordinator and clearing house for relief resources. We are proud to partner with them and provide shoppers with an opportunity to contribute to Camp Fire relief efforts.

If you are involved with a non-profit that is a good fit for our Round Up program, please take a look at our application here.

Turkeys, Donations, and Giving Thanks

Dear Butte County Community,

Even though we are in the midst of dark times, our community has truly shown resilience, care, and compassion for each other. You have overwhelmed us with generosity through incredible donations and scores of volunteer hours over these past 12 days! 

While we continue to support those in acute need with hot soup, coffee, and a safe gathering space, we have begun to shift our focus to long term needs for the community. With your help, we have secured over 50 pallets of food and supplies for those displaced from their homes and found space to safely store and distribute these goods into the future, even after the fires are out and the headlines fade. We will continue to keep you apprised of opportunities to receive help and to help others.

Thanksgiving will undoubtedly be different this year. Many of us will be welcoming more friends, family, or even strangers to our Thanksgiving tables. We want to help by supplying your turkey. When you spend $150 or more this week, your co-op will give you a free organic turkey.

Yes, we're a grocery store, and we hope you will shop with us. But we're also a co-op and that means community is at the heart of everything we do. Come in and find your community holding you strong as we heal together.

Stay safe, eat well, and surround yourselves with love this week.

In Cooperation and with great care,

Liza Tedesco
General Manager of the Chico Natural Foods Cooperative