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Caring and Sharing – May 31, 2014

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The Third Annual Block Party and Caring and Sharing Event Returns to the Calle Real Center in Goleta!

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On May 31, 2014 from 12-3 in the afternoon the Calle Real Shopping Center,  will be transformed into a neighborhood Block Party and “non-profit” showcase.

Fun, Fun, Fun, is the order of the day with bounce houses, face painters, balloon animals, a wandering musician, Snow White princess, musical groups and more.  Kids can meet our first responders and see a county fire truck, AMR Ambulance and Sheriffs cruiser.  Participating restaurants will offer food samples.  Animal rescue and adoption groups will be ready to show off the cutest dogs and cats to potential new homes.  The Artisans Market will be in full swing with local artisans offering homemade goodies (including allergy free and gluten free items) and local produce along with beautiful handmade jewelry.

At the same time all that fun is going on, the merchants in the center will be sharing their storefronts with a wide variety of non-profits, allowing them a venue to show the public just what it is that makes these non-profit organizations so valuable to our community. Both the Goleta and Santa Barbara Chambers of Commerce will also have tables and will be supporting the event.

A big thanks to the media sponsors, Rincon Broadcasting – K~lite, Noozhawk, Santa Barbara Independent, Santa Barbara Sentinel, ParentClick and Santa Barbara Big City Buzz.  Support is also provided by Sidekick Creative, the UPS Store and FedEx Office and the many fine merchants of the CalleRealCenter.

Last year 50 Merchants participated and hundreds of parents and kids came by to enjoy the festivities, say hello to their favorite non-profit and learn more about our community and the people and groups that make it such a special place. Help to make this Third Annual Caring and Sharing event an even bigger success by coming out to the Calle Real Center between 12-3pm on Saturday May 31, 2014

Some of the non-profits already signed up to participate are: Unite-to-Light; American Heart AssociationDevereuxSB Genealogical SocietyGirls Inc.Sansum Diabetes Research InstituteTri County Arthritis FoundationBoys and Girls Club; Rental Housing Mediation Task ForceSanta Barbara YMCA; New Directions Travel; Rape Crisis Center; Parkinson’s Association; IV YMCA; Toastmasters International of Santa Barbara; Humane Society; Central Coast Type One Diabetes Foundation; sbSNAP; Down Syndrome Association; Friendship Center; Villa Majella; United Way; Isla Vista Youth Project; K-9 Pals, ASAP; St. Vincent’s; FoodBank of SB; St. Athanasius; County Air Pollution Control District; SEE International; Domestic Violence Solutions; Scholarship Foundation of Santa Barbara; Family Services Agency; SB Wildlife Care Network; Friends of Goleta Beach; Goleta Library; Goleta Valley Chamber of Commerce; Goleta Valley Historical Society; Partners in Education; Leukemia & Lymphoma Society; SBCC New Center for Lifelong Learning; Food From the Heart; Santa Barbara Neighborhood Clinics; Santa Barbara Youth Music Academy; Nourish the Children; Anger Management Systems; Alzheimers Association, Domestic Violence Solutions; Jodi House; Goleta Valley Community Center; Friends of the Library,  Santa Barbara Chamber of Commerce.

Thanks also to Doug Giordani for who will be our wandering troubador and Amy Mah who will offer chair massages.

Presented by the Calle Real Merchant’s Association. For more information contact: Glenn Avolio, [email protected] 886-5438

 

 

 

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Kids4Foodbank Triathlon Team Call for Participants

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Young Supporters invited to take on Santa Barbara Triathlon, Sunday, August 24 to raise funds for Foodbank

Attention all parents! Kids4Foodbank is looking for energetic kids between the ages of 7 and 18 to join our 2014 Triathlon Team. The team goals are to complete the sprint course of the Santa Barbara Triathlon on Sunday, August 24 and to raise funds to support the Foodbank of Santa Barbara County to continue providing nourishment and nutrition education and provide resources for a network of over 330 local non-profit partners. The deadline to register for the Kids4Foodbank Triathlon Team is Friday, June 6.

“As a member of the Kids4Foodbank Triathlon Team, children will learn and grow in many ways,” said Jennifer Mansbach, Foodbank volunteer and Kids4Foodbank Triathlon Team Coordinator. “They will learn about the Foodbank and how it helps people and families, about how to volunteer their time to help others, about setting goals and working to meet them and about the power they possess to do something meaningful.”

Jacob_FoodbankThe inspiration for the Kids4Foodbank team goes back to 2012 when then 8-year old Jacob Mansbach decided to try his first full triathlon, the Santa Barbara Triathlon sprint course. Jacob linked his triathlon goal with a fundraising goal and he raised over $4,600 that summer for the Foodbank. Jacob’s triathlon fundraiser has grown each summer and this summer’s team will be a great experience for all involved. “If you love swimming, biking and running and want to help the kids of Santa Barbara, come join me this summer and do something awesome,” said Jacob Mansbach, Kids4Foodbank founder.

Each team member will be asked to agree to a few simple commitments:

1) Fundraise for the Foodbank
2) Train for the Triathlon at your own pace
3) Have fun together doing something truly amazing!

There will be two team meetings, one in June and one in August. Team members will benefit from the guidance of John Herzog, a Santa Barbara based Ironman Triathlete and member of the Santa Barbara Triathlon Club, who has volunteered to mentor the kids on all things triathlon: equipment, health and nutrition, preparation and training guidance. “The triathlon community is an incredibly supportive one and I love to see kids finding the joy of the sport,” said Herzog. “Jacob is an inspiration to us all and I am excited to be a part of this wonderful group.”

This team has the full support of the Foodbank of Santa Barbara County. We will have a donation page on the Foodbank website and all donations will be made to the Foodbank directly either by check or online.

Interested families or sponsors may contact Jennifer Mansbach, Kids4Foodbank Triathlon Team Coordinator at[email protected].

About the Foodbank of Santa Barbara County
The Foodbank of Santa Barbara County is transforming health by eliminating hunger and food insecurity through good nutrition and food literacy. The Foodbank provides nourishment and education through its award-winning programs and a network of over 330 member non-profit partners. In Santa Barbara County, one in four people receive food support from the Foodbank; over 104,500 unduplicated people of whom 44% are children. Last year, the Foodbank distributed the food and resources to support 8.5 million meals – half of which was fresh produce. For more information, visitwww.foodbanksbc.org.

 

FOODBANK’S INAUGURAL FORK & CORK CLASSIC

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The Foodbank of Santa Barbara County has announced the inaugural Santa Barbara Fork & Cork Classic taking place Sunday, June 1st from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m., at the Montecito Country Club, 920 Summit Road in Montecito.

“Having been extensively involved in Foodbank tasting events in past years, I am thrilled to carry on the tradition of bringing together such high caliber chefs, wineries and sips and propelling this new chapter forward,” said Mickey Neal, Santa Barbara Fork & Cork Classic Event Chair and License Department Manager at Green Hills Software. “I thank all of our dedicated committee members, sponsors, volunteers and Foodbank staff who have spent countless hours planning and executing what is sure to be an afternoon of tantalizing faire and a celebration for the senses. And what more stunning venue to host the Fork & Cork Classic than the Montecito Country Club, which graciously offered their space for the event. We are incredibly thankful to all our supporters.”

The event will honor: Chef Michael Blackwell of Montecito Country Club; Leslie Mead Renaud, Director of Winemaking at Foley Estate, Lincourt and Two Sisters; and Clarissa Nagy, Winemaker at Riverbench for their leadership in the local food and wine industries. Proceeds from the Santa Barbara Fork & Cork Classic will benefit Foodbank’s over 300 local nonprofit partners and Foodbank’s youth programs.

Tastes featured at the event include: Arlington Tavern, The Blue Owl, Blue Tavern, Blush Restaurant and Bar, Ca’Dario, Casa Blanca, Finch & Fork, Isla Vista Food Co-Op, Jessica Foster Confections, Julienne, The Lark, McConnell’s Ice Cream, Montecito Country Club, Savoy Café & Deli, The Secret Ingredient, and Via Maestra 42.

Wineries and other beverage purveyors include: Blair Fox, Buttonwood Winery, Carr Winery, Cass Winery, DeepSea, Dierberg & Star Lane, Fess Parker Winery & Vineyard, Firestone Winery, Foley, Jaffurs, La Fenetre, Lincourt, Lucas & Lewellen Vineyards, Nagy, Wines, Qupe, Riverbench Vineyard, Sans Liege Wines, Santa Barbara Winery, William James Cellars, Zaca Mesa, Ascendant Spirits, Cutler’s Artisan Spirits, Island Brewing Co and Surf Brewery.

Pre-sale General Admission tickets are $65 or $75 at the door. Pre-sale VIP tickets are $95 or $125 at the door. To purchase tickets visit forkandcorkclassic.org.

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Doctors Assisting Seniors at Home Honored as Senior Citizen Program of the Year

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By Julia McHugh for DASH | Published on 05.28.2014 5:30 p.m.

DASH2Doctors Assisting Seniors at Home enrollment coordinator Jeanne West accepts DASH’s Senior Citizen Program of the Year award. (DASH photo)

Doctors Assisting Seniors at Home (DASH) has been honored as the Senior Citizen Program of the Year by the Central Coast Commission for Senior Citizens and AARP, it was announced on May 14 at the Celebration Tea in Buellton celebrating the 30th annual Older Americans Month.

This award recognizes DASH’s innovation and its impact in providing urgent in-home medical care to seniors in Santa Barbara and Goleta, which helps them avoid unnecessary or unwanted ER visits and hospitalizations.

DASH enrollment coordinator Jeanne West accepted the award, as well as Certificates of Appreciation from Rep. Lois Capps, Assemblyman Das Williams, state Sen. Hannah-Beth Jackson, Assemblyman Katcho Achadjian and county Supervisor Doreen Farr.

Also honored in this category was the Foodbank of Santa Barbara County’s “Brown Bag” Program.

“It is so gratifying to provide this vitally needed service,” West said. “DASH often allows seniors to remain in their own homes, with the security of knowing that we are just a phone call away. We follow up with their regular doctors, who continue to manage ongoing care. We’re like a safety net for seniors who need prompt medical attention.”

Each May, the nation celebrates Older American Month to recognize older American for their contributions and provide them with information to help them stay healthy and active. This year’s theme was “Safe Today. Healthy Tomorrow” and focused on safety.

— Julia McHugh is a publicist representing Doctors Assisting Seniors at Home.

 

 

July 1 – 31 Fourth Annual Food from the Bar Food & Funds Drive

Santa Barbara Women Lawyers Sets the Bar High

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Inspired by women lawyer organizations in other cities, Santa Barbara Women Lawyers (SBWL) partnered with the Foodbank for the first annual Food from the Bar food and funds drive in 2011.

“The Foodbank has a proven track record of successfully providing nutritious food to families in Santa Barbara County. We are looking forward to our third drive in July, 2013 when we hope to make an even larger contribution to the Foodbank.”

– Santa Barbara Women Lawyers

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This year, Food from the Bar will strive to raise $15,000 and collect 500 lbs. For the second year, Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck is the leadership sponsor. Food from the Bar provides the Foodbank with food and funds during the summer months when community giving is low but distribution levels remain high. Thank you to Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck for making a leadership gift to inspire others.

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Santa Barbara Women Lawyers Board member and Drive co-organizer Jennifer Smith said “It has been another fantastic year. Everyone from the legal community really comes out in force to support the Foodbank. We can’t wait to celebrate with all our supporters once we reach our goal.”

All funds raised during the drive go directly to the Foodbank’s Picnic in the Park program to feed children during the summer months. The Foodbank reports that a staggering 84% of children in our County who receive free or reduced lunches during the school year get nothing in the summer. Through Picnic in the Park, the Foodbank provides free nutritious meals to these children during the summer throughout the County as part of the USDA Summer Food Service Program.  The healthy meals are served at various parks in the county – Monday through Friday from 11:00 – 12:30 for ten weeks during the summer.  The cost per meal is only approximately $3.50.XX

Thanks to our Community Partners for sponsoring Food from the Bar:

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& Santa Barbara Women Lawyers’ Foundation

 

 

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Do Lunch with Bestselling Author, Physician and Chef John La Puma

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newtie046large_croppedAuthor, physician and chef John La Puma will share tips on getting fit, staying healthy and how to incorporate nutrition into your family’s life in a live Facebook + Twitter chat with the Foodbank of Santa Barbara County.

By Candice Nyholt for Foodbank of Santa Barbara County | Published on 05.18.2014 5:45 p.m.

Confused about what foods are healthy? Want to learn about “culinary medicine” and how it can enhance your life? Have health and nutrition questions? Take part in a Facebook (post style) and Twitter chat with Dr. John La Puma and Foodbank of Santa Barbara County CEO Erik Talkin from noon to 12:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Join the conversation about health and nutrition with the bestselling author, physician and chef as La Puma shares tips on getting fit, staying healthy and how to incorporate nutrition into your family’s life. The live social media chat will be moderated by Talkin, who will also be on hand to discuss the Foodbank’s role in our region’s nutrition education and resources.

To participate, visit Foodbank’s Facebook page atwww.facebook.com/FoodbankSB between noon and 12:30 p.m. on Tuesday and simply post your comment on the thread by La Puma and Talkin. They will answer your questions live! The Foodbank will also be broadcasting the Live Facebook Chat via Tweetchat so Twitter followers can also join the conversation atwww.twitter.com/FoodbankSBC under the hastag #shareyourlunch. The event is free and open to the public.

The live Facebook + Twitter event is part of Foodbank’s “Share Your Lunch” campaign going through the entire month of May. The campaign enables the community to share their lunch with others through donating the amount one might typically spend on lunch (for a day, week, month or more). The goal of the campaign is to raise $50,000 to stop summer hunger for working families, children and seniors in need.

More ways to participate in the “Share Your Lunch” campaign:

  • » Make a Donation: Click here to “Share Your Lunch” through a secure online donation.
  • » Share Your Photos: Take a photo of your own lunch at home, work or a local restaurant and share your photo with Foodbank via Facebook (Foodbank SB), Instagram (@FoodbankSBC) and Twitter (@FoodbankSBC).
  • » Tag Local Businesses: Inspire others by tagging your local grocery store, business or restaurant where you are having lunch. Include #ShareYourLunch.
  • » Spread the Word: Click here to use the Online Toolkit through which participants can share the campaign with friends and contacts using social media posts, memes and email messages.

Other ways to get involved:

  • » Challenge your colleagues to donate. Take a group photo and share on social media.
  • » Collect donations at your church, civic group or club and mail/deliver the funds to Foodbank of Santa Barbara County.
  • » Have your donation matched by your employer.
  • » Encourage your employer to sponsor.

Click here for more information about Foodbank of Santa Barbara County and the “Share Your Lunch” campaign, or to sponsor the campaign, or call 805.967.5741 x119.

— Candice Nyholt of SurfMedia Communications represents Foodbank of Santa Barbara County.

 

May 20 Live Twitter Chat – with Erik Talkin and Dr. John La Puma

Untitled-2Join us for lunch! On Tuesday, May 20 from 12-12:30 pm, Foodbank CEO Erik Talkin; and Board Member, best selling author, chef and physician Dr. John La Puma will host a live Twitter Chat about food, health and nutrition. Tweet all questions to #ShareYourLunch and be answered by experts in real time. Foodbank will also be sharing select questions on our Facebook page. Talk to you soon!

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Erik Talkin: @Hunger2Health

Dr. John La Puma @JohnLaPuma

Growing Cities: A Film About Urban Farming in America

Thursday, May 15, 2014 7pm – 8:30pm
Santa Barbara Central Library, 40 E. Anapamu St, Santa Barbara CA 93101
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Growing Cities is a film about urban farming in America. At a time when so much negative attention is paid to the food system—from mad cows to factory farms—this film tells the inspiring stories of city-dwellers who are transforming their communities one vacant lot, backyard beehive, and rooftop farm at a time. Along the way these growers show that the urban farming movement is about a whole lot more than simply food and that everyone can take part in creating a healthier, more just, and sustainable food system.