North State Grocery Outlets (G.O.): Providing, Family-Focused Food at Affordable Prices

“When I shop at Grocery Outlet in Oroville, the employees make me feel like family. I wouldn’t shop anywhere else.” “Orland’s Grocery Outlet lets my family eat healthy food we could not otherwise afford.” Reviews like these keep popping up in conversations and social media. They represent the sentiments of a growing number of North State … [Read more...]

Budgeting/Financial Planning Assistance

The word “budget” may make you grimace. But a solid budget can help bring financial security by setting aside money for the essentials as well as the whimsical expenses. Get help stretching your dollars and cents today while also preparing well for the future. Financial Peace University. Through a nine-week course, Dave Ramsey teaches how to pay … [Read more...]

Children’s Low Cost / No Cost Health Insurance

Covered California™ offers affordable, quality health insurance coverage for Californians. Compare & choose health coverage; get advice on whether you & your family qualify for Medi-Cal. (800) 300-1506. Medi-Cal for Children: Offers no-cost coverage to qualifying children & pregnant women. Butte: (530) … [Read more...]

Thrift Stores

Unlike consignment stores, thrift stores sell only donated items, making them the best deal around for those willing to treasure hunt for that perfect item. Many thrift stores have regular discount days that make for even deeper savings. BUTTE COUNTY ARC Store; Chico, Oroville & Paradise. Nonprofit organization selling quality clothes, … [Read more...]

Surplus Stores & Reconstructed Goods

Earth-friendly and wallet-friendly. Check out these locations for outdoor projects and indoor decor. Habitat for Humanity ReStores. Nonprofit home improvement store selling surplus construction items, including doors, fixtures, paint & hardware. Chico:  220 Meyers St. (530) 895-1271. Medford, OR: … [Read more...]

Consignment Stores

Consignment stores are a great way to recycle outgrown clothing, toys and furniture and to make a little cash or trade for new items. They are also a great source for getting good deals on gently-used items. BUTTE COUNTY Apple Blossom Baby; Chico. Find unique, locally crafted treasures, hard-to-find new items, maternity clothing & … [Read more...]

Frugal Families

Also see section Healthy Food Resources: Discount Grocery Stores Consignment Stores Finance Assistance Legal Assistance Surplus Stores Thrift Stores   … [Read more...]