North State Food Bank Donation

Community Action Agency’s North State Food Bank Receives $5,000 from Golden State Farm Credit and CoBank

The contribution will help cover the costs associated with the distribution of food throughout the service region encompassing Butte, Glenn, Colusa, Plumas, Sierra and Tehama counties.

Chico (12-11-17) – The North State Food Bank, part of the Butte County CAA, serves an average of 45,000 hungry residents a month, received a $5,000 donation from Golden State Farm Credit and CoBank, a cooperative bank serving vital industries throughout rural America.

Golden State Farm Credit provides dependable financing solutions for people involved in agriculture throughout Northern and Central California. Golden State Farm Credit’s branches, located in the North State, assists many local non-profit organizations by providing financial contributions, volunteer support, scholarships, and technical expertise.

“Golden State Farm Credit is focused on ending hunger, within the communities we serve, by providing aid to organizations like North State Food Bank.” stated Cheri McKinzie, Golden State Farm Credit’s Director of Marketing and Outreach. “Providing support, in the form of a meal, makes a bountiful difference to the men, women, and families in need of assistance in the North State – especially during the holidays.”

Golden State Farm Credit believes that a healthy agricultural economy and strong ties to the community are good for rural California. The North State Food Bank efforts  to help low income families get the food and nutrition they need each month goes hand in hand with Golden State Farm Credit’s belief that everyone benefits when organizations come together to achieve the same goal  – building sustainable communities.”

We’re pleased to partner with GSFC and CoBank as we seek to help children, seniors and families to be healthier. Food is purchased as well as donated in California so that our region receives maximum benefit. Sharing visions for a better community is what this collaboration is all about”, said Tom Tenorio, CEO of the Community Action Agency which owns and operates the North State Food Bank.

(Photo: Golden State Farm Credit presenting their donation to the North State Food Bank. Pictured left to right: Ray Block (Golden State Farm Credit’s Regional Vice President) and Timothy J Hawkins (Community Action Agency’s Chief Programs Officer).)

About Golden State Farm Credit

Golden State Farm Credit is a premier employer and borrower-owned cooperative, dedicated to providing reliable credit and financial services to rural agricultural communities located in Northern and Central California. Golden State Farm Credit is focused on helping agriculturalist reach their goals with mortgage & commercial loans, competitive interest rates, equipment leasing, appraisal services, and a special lending program for Tomorrow's Farmers. Find out more about Golden State Farm Credit at or call 800.834.8698.


About CoBank

CoBank is a $126 billion cooperative bank serving vital industries across rural America. The bank provides loans, leases, export financing and other financial services to agribusinesses and rural power, water and communications providers in all 50 states. The bank also provides wholesale loans and other financial services to affiliated Farm Credit associations serving more than 70,000 farmers, ranchers and other rural borrowers in 23 states around the country.

CoBank is a member of the Farm Credit System, a nationwide network of banks and retail lending associations chartered to support the borrowing needs of U.S. agriculture, rural infrastructure and rural communities. Headquartered outside Denver, Colorado, CoBank serves customers from regional banking centers across the U.S. and also maintains an international representative office in Singapore

For more information about CoBank, visit the bank's web site at