The Oroville Hope Center
Community Transformation–One Life at a Time
Welcome to the Oroville Hope Center! We provide food, clothing, and resources to our most vulnerable community members. We serve Butte County with centers based in Oroville and Paradise.
IMPORTANT UPDATE: The Hope Center has Moved!
Please update your records for Oroville Hope Center, and our other locations! We are NO LONGER at 1950 Kitrick Avenue in Oroville!
Please refer to the following list for new locations and contact info.
Hours Tuesday through Friday 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Times may vary due to afternoon heat in summer
Food Distribution 3rd week of each month
Oroville Hope Center is a place where the broken, hopeless, needy, and homeless can receive the practical help they need.
Food & Clothing
The Operation Hope meal program provides hot meals six days a week to our most vulnerable. We also provide emergency food bags & clothing support for people struggling to get by. This includes clothing, blankets, linens, personal hygiene items, emergency food bags, referral to our Food Bank to enroll in the Family Food Box Program, and referral to a host of City/County services.
In cooperation with the City of Oroville, our City Works program provides jobs for eligible Hope Center guests. Those guests within our programs who have a desire to work but have been unable to find employment have the opportunity to be hired with screening to the City Works Crew which takes on beautification jobs throughout the city such as abandoned lots and blighted areas to make Oroville a more inviting and beautiful city, and to bring dignity and provision to the City Works participants.
Charity & Volunteer Programs
Looking to give back? We have many opportunities to contribute whether through volunteering or making a donation. We accept donations of clean, like-new clothing, linens & household items, as well as in-date, non-perishable canned & packaged foods. You can also make a one-time financial donation or set up a monthly financial pledge.
“Fifteen years ago, Larry and I were living close to downtown Oroville. We had five children in our small house at that time and Larry was off work due to a job site injury. We were in ministry in our local church, but with a newborn baby and a physical impairment from Larry’s surgeries we were struggling to get by financially, and it took a toll on us emotionally. Larry began walking through our neighborhood praying early each morning, searching for God in the midst of our struggles.” – Stephanie Hayden
Hope Center Programs
The heart of what we do at the Hope Center, our programs, provide structured solutions to the most important causes we’ve identified in our community.
Operation Hope Meal Program
Hot and cold meals served at Oroville Hope Center 6 days a week to our most vulnerable citizens..
Tues-Sat 10-11 am & Sun 3-4 pm
Family Food Box Outreach
Providing food boxes to qualifying individuals and families through our Regional Food Bank.
By appointment only. Please call for info.
A Simple Gesture aka “Cool Green Bags”
Providing generous people in our community with an easy way to donate to our Regional Food Bank. We drop off a shopping bag to your doorstep. Over the course of 2 months, you fill it with items listed on the tag. We pick it up and deliver the food to the Hope Center Food Bank, or you can drop it off anytime.
In cooperation with City of Oroville, providing jobs for eligible Hope Center guests. Those guests within our programs who have a desire to work but have been unable to find employment have the opportunity to be hired with screening to the City Works Crew, which takes on beautification jobs throughout the city.
City Quest Outreach
Reaching out to vulnerable neighborhoods in our community with food, friendship and faith. Individuals and organizations gather to reach out to those who live in apartment complexes, trailer parks and other isolated or vulnerable conditions. Meeting needs and ministering to those who could not normally make it to the Hope Center.
The Paradise Hope Center
The Paradise Hope Center is an extension of Oroville Hope Center providing food, clothing and other basic necessities as well as referrals to help Camp Fire Survivors begin rebuild their homes and lives.
Reach Out. Make a Difference.
Whether you’d like to donate, volunteer, or bring a team of volunteers to help out at one of our sites, we’d love to hear from you! You can also make an appointment with one of our staff members for a personal tour and one-on-one conversation about what’s happening at the Oroville Hope Center and how you can help!