The Capt Bob Emergency Mobile Kitchen & Pancake Wagon Fund Raiser


In 1954, one of America’s famous Sheriffs, Larry Gillick, serving Butte County for 32 years at 4-year elected terms, began serving pancake breakfasts as a fundraiser for Butte County Little Leagues.

Pancake events grew to the point where, in the late 1950’s, Sheriff Gillick and Capt. Bob Schwab decided they should build an emergency mobile kitchen for Butte County Sheriff’s Search and Rescue and a mobile kitchen to raise funds for the communities. The Capt. Bob has served over a million pancakes over the decades and raised hundreds of thousands of dollars for charities, such as little leagues, July 4th celebrations, museums, service clubs, veterans organizations, and many other community functions throughout Butte County. It has served the county well for over 60 years.

In 2024 the Butte County Sheriff’s office will have been serving pancake breakfasts to raise funds for charities for 70 years.

In 2023 the original Captain Bob had to retire due to age and not meeting the current health and safety requirements.   


We are looking to raise 160,000 dollars that will provide for a fully self contained modern, 30 foot trailer that’s first priority will function as a mobile emergency kitchen.  It will  be available to First Responders, Search and Rescue, and other emergencies entities as needed throughout our county. The Capt. Bob will also continue to serve in it’s historic role as a fund raising facility for the communities of Butte County. This mobile kitchen is to be built by Golden State Trailers who specialize in these types of equipment.

The new configuration will allow for more versatility and usage. Not only will it contain the original griddles from the Capt Bob, originally located in the kitchen of San Quentin, it will contain a grill, refrigerator and freezer  to expand the types of food that can be served.


We are seeking to complete this project with funding derived from our communities through donations, and sponsorships .

Our fundraising window is June through January of 2024 with a launch and dedication press conference by the end of March, first of April 2024.

We have partnered with Golden Valley Bank. An account is set up in the Golden Valley Bank Foundation.

Golden Valley will also provide an online portal giving the public an opportunity to also

help support the project online.

The Golden Valley  Bank Foundation is a 501c3 organization.

The Capt Bob is operated completely by volunteers, from the Butte County Sheriff’s Office,  members of the community, and the Butte County Mounted Posse.

This is a community funded project. 100 percent of the funds raised go to the project.

People and organizations that help bring this project to fruition will be acknowledged throughout our media, radio TV newspaper, and social media.

Sponsors that donate $5000 dollars or more will have their name, company logo located on the new Capt Bob.

Title Sponsor of $50,000 dollars will have name and logo prominently place on 3 sides of the Capt Bob.

This sponsorship will also include name inclusion in all media ….and inclusion in the design logo.

Example: The Butte County Sheriff’s Capt Bob presented by :  ( Business or person name)

All donations both business and personal will be recorded and placed on the CAPT BOB History Page located on the Butte County Mounted Posse website and Social Media Pages

Sponsorship Levels

Title Sponsor                    $50,000+

Gold Level                         $25,000+

Silver Level                       $10,000+

Bronze                                 $,5000+

Patron                                  $1000+

 The steering committee consists of: 

Dino Corbin Partner and GM of Deer Creek Broadcasting LLC

Tim Colbie Great Escapes Travel, Capt. Butte County Mounted Posse,

David Lee retired Butte County Sheriff’s Office, 

Josh Cook, Biggs Ca City Manger


For more information please contact 

Dino Corbin  (530)514-7615  or