Monthly Archives: August 2014

October 25 Backyard Bounty Day

Join the Santa Barbara Warehouse and Backyard Bounty team to learn about the Foodbank’s focus on fresh produce and how you can make a difference to those in need.

This single-day fruit drive will include fruit trees from Carpinteria to Goleta. Our goal is to involve as many volunteer pickers and donors as possible!

If you or someone you know is interested in volunteering or donating fruit trees for Backyard Bounty Day, contact Niles Brinton or visit the Backyard Bounty Page.

FacebookTwitterGoogle+Share

October 22 Santa Maria Empty Bowls

The Foodbank of Santa Barbara County is proud to announce the
13th Annual Santa Maria Empty Bowls on
Wednesday October, 22nd
NOW WITH TWO SEATINGS: 11:30am & 12:30pm

Santa Maria Fairpark
Click here to buy tickets

single bowl (crop)

 For a donation of $25, attendees select a beautiful hand-crafted ceramic bowl, enjoy a meal of gourmet soup and bread, and take home the bowl as a reminder of the event’s purpose: to help feed hungry people wholesome and hearty food in our community.
There will also be a raffle extravaganza with many great items!

Folks who want to go purchase their tickets in person ahead of the event can purchase tickets at the following locations until October 17th:

Both Community Bank of Santa Maria Locations
1421 S Broadway (at Stowell Rd)
4869 S Bradley Rd Suite 105 (at Clark Ave)

Santa Maria Country Club (see Jennifer Biely in office)
505 W Waller Ln

Foodbank
490 W Foster Rd

For more information, sponsorship, or raffle details please contact the Foodbank at 937-3422 ext.106.

stack of bowls (crop)

Thanks to our Generous Sponsors

Santa Maria Valley Chamber of Commerce  logo-unionbank_001

Other Sponsors

Logo - CoasthillsLogo - Community West Bank (2014)

Logo - Bethel Lutheran  low resolution (2013)

 Dignity_health_logoLogo - Freeport-McMoran

Nancy K Johnson

 

pacific coast energy_logo PacificWesternBank_vertical_PMS288

Logo - Rabobank Square (2014)

Allan Hancock College PMS 286 (2013)[5]

 zodiac_aerospace

October 21 Foodbank Partners Summit

Now in its third year, this summit for leaders of Santa Barbara County’s hunger relief organizations kicks off with an engaging keynote address from Elaine Waxman, Vice President of Research and Analysis at Feeding America.

Click here to Register

Casa_de_Maria

Held at the beautiful La Casa de Maria in Montecito

Peer networking and two high-powered breakout sessions will offer nourishing food for thought. Guests will break between the breakout sessions for a delicious lunch. Following the summit, guests are invited to a social mixer with wine and light snacks. Transportation will be provided to and from our Santa Maria Warehouse location.

Join us on Tuesday, October 21st from 9am – 4:30pm at La Casa de Maria 800 El Bosque Rd. Santa Barbara, CA 93108

Questions about the event? Contact Director of Community Impact, Bonnie Campbell, at (805) 967-5741 x121

Click here to Register

Details on each breakout session and transportation for North County guests to follow via email

Thanks to our Community Sponsors

Lunch Sponsor

Afternoon Break

spherion logo

 Breakfast and Snacks

islavistafoodcooplogo

 Transportation
SB Air Bus logo

Interested in sponsorship? Contact Development Manager SC,
Misha Karbelnig, at (805) 967-5741 x119

Sponsorship Benefits & Details

October 11 Celebration of Harvest

groupwinetastingThe Celebration of Harvest Weekend, held over Columbus Day Weekend, is Santa Barbara Vintners’ Association’s annual celebration of the year’s bounty. They have generously selected the Foodbank as the nonprofit beneficiary of their silent auction proceeds. We are grateful for their support!

Vintners take a break from the vineyards and cellars to pour their wines and share harvest tales at the Festival Grand Tasting on Saturday, October 11 from 1:00-4:00PM at Old Mission Santa Ines in Solvang. Throughout the weekend select wineries host their own events, ranging from winemaker dinners, library tastings, new wine releases, and barrel tastings. Want to visit the tasting rooms on an all-inclusive tasting pass?  Don’t forget your Vintners Visa for unique and complimentary offerings at your choice of twelve tasting rooms.

Click here to buy tickets and be sure to bid on silent auction items, all proceeds go to the Foodbank. Thanks!

October 5 Table of Life Gala

 

tol2013brownTableOfLife October 5, 2014
11:30 am – 2:00 pm
Fleischmann Estate
Pacifica Graduate Institute
249 Lambert Road
Carpinteria, CA.This year we will honor the agricultural community.

Honorees
Driscoll’s
Chuck & Missy Sheldon
Honorary Chairs
Marybeth Carty
Arlene Montesano

Honorary Committee
Jeff & Susan Bridges, Danyel Dean, James & Deanna Dehlsen, Robert & Christine Emmons, Allan Ghitterman, Carla Hahn, Perri Harcourt, Richard & Karen Schloss Heimberg, George & Shari Isaac, Morrie & Irma Jurkowitz, Jeffrey & Nancy Kupperman, Nancy Laffert, Archie McLaren, Sara Miller McCune, Bill & Sandi Nicholson, Natalie Orfalea, Tom & Sue Parker, Marianne Patridge, Jim Poett, Lady Leslie Ridley-Tree, Katrina Rogers, Susan Rose, Alison & Geoff Rusack, Ken & Jo Saxon, Richard & Maryan Schall, Anne & Mike Towbes, Jim & Sherry Villanueva

Host Committee
Ann Daniel,Sue Dempster, Phyllis De Picciotto & Stan Roden, Brigitte Guehr, Joyce Howerton, Amanda Kramer, Cynder Sinclair, Stephanie Sokolove , Nina Terzian

This exclusive event is limited to 150 guests.

 

SOWING THE SEEDS FOR A HEALTHY FUTURE
The Table of Life Gala is a fundraiser for Foodbank Feed the Future programs, a sequential series of innovative programs that foster nutritional health and independence in children of all ages. These programs have been nationally recognized for their approached to making long-term change in their lives of recipients. Guests will learn more about the Foodbank’s exciting vision for a nutritionally healthy Santa Barbara while enjoying the unique opportunity to explore the organic gardens and enchanting orchards on Pacifica’s campus.

SPONSORSHIP & TICKET OPPORTUNITIES 
For an individual ticket ($1,000 sponsorship), please contact: Jane Lindsey, Chief Development & Resource Officer, 805-967-5741 x 101 [email protected]

 

2014 Table of Life Sponsors
FRUIT OF THE EARTH CHAMPION
Lady Leslie Ridley-Tree

SCHOOL OF KNOWLEDGE SPONSOR
Armand Hammer Foundation
Mike & Tracy Bollag
Curvature
Chuck & Missy Sheldon
Stephanie Sokolove

FEED THE FUTURE SUPPORTER
Ed & Sue Birch
Blue Star Parking
CKE Restaurants
Bob & Christine Emmons
Sara Miller McCune
Montecito Bank & Trust
Michael & Anne Towbes
Sage Publications
Venoco, Inc.
Wells Fargo

FEED THE FUTURE FRIEND
Ann Daniel • James & Deanna Dehlsen• Susan Dempster • Perri Harcourt Allan Ghitterman & Susan Rose • Gina Giannetto • Richard & Karen Schloss Heimberg • Peter & Martha Karoff • Marc & Pauline Lowe • Arlene Montesano Urusla Nesbitt • James Nigro • James Petrovich • Eric & Nina Phillips Stan Roden & Phyllis de Picciotto • Katrina Rogers • Peter Sadowski & Denise Decker Richard & Maryan Schall • Wayne & Sharol Siemens • Nina Terzian • Robert & Leslie Zemeckis

 
OTHER CONTRIBUTORS
Artwork by Tom Henderson
Peter MacDougall

The Foodbank is honored that Dr. Stephen Aizenstat, Chancellor, has again opened Pacifica’s doors to host the Table of Life Gala in their idyllic Lambert Campus grounds for the third year. An accredited graduate school, Pacifica Graduate Institute offers masters and doctoral degree programs framed in the traditions in depth psychology. The Institute has established an educational environment that nourishes respect for cultural diversity and individual differences, and an academic community that fosters a spirit of free and open inquiry. The mission of Pacifica Graduate Institute is to foster creative learning and research in the fields of psychology and mythological studies, framed in the traditions of depth psychology.

Sept 13 Casino Nights

Join us for an fun-filled evening of Vegas-style entertainment, prizes, and music!
Professional casino dealers! Photo Booth! DJ! Karaoke! Raffle with thousands of dollars worth of prizes!!!

The first 100 people to buy their tickets online will be entered into a special raffle – the prize is worth $1,800. You have a 1 in 100 chance of winning!

Buy your tickets and receive one additional raffle ticket!

Give A Meal Triple Match

Bank of America Give A Meal Match Starts September 8th

This month we’re asking donors to give through the Bank of America Give A Meal Match for a TRIPLE match. For every $10 donated, Bank of America will make another $20 donation to the Foodbank of Santa Barbara County. It’s as easy as 1, 2, 3!

  1. Go to the Bank of America Give A Meal Match page to donate. Maximum contribution is $1,000 per individual.
  2. Designate the gift to “Your Local Food Bank” using a credit card with a Santa Barbara County zip code.
  3. Email your receipt to us so we can add your donation to our count on this page.

Our goal is to raise $25,000 in donations to result in $75,000 for the Foodbank. Thank you for your support during Hunger Action Month!

Visit Easy Fundraising Ideas

 

Please share these fliers to spread the word: Flyer – Give a Meal (2014) Flyer – Give a Meal Half Page (2014)

And use these images on social media to share it with all your friends!

9 apples meme

 

Hunger Action Month

What is Hunger Action Month?

September is Hunger Action Month, when we ask everyone in America to take action to fight hunger in their community, all month long. Hunger Action Month is your opportunity to join a movement that has a real and lasting impact on our effort to feed more Americans than ever before. Whether it’s by advocating and raising awareness, making donations, or volunteering, individuals can find the way that’s right for them to make a difference during Hunger Action Month.

How will you get involved? Check out this calendar for some ideas. Our top 3 suggestions are:

  1. If you’re an Santa Barbara County resident, give to the Foodbank through the Bank of America Give A Meal Triple Match beginning September 8.
  2. Donate to the Foodbank monthly through our “Harvest of the Month” club for the greatest impact year-round and select “Monthly” for “How often do you want to make this donation?” Regular donations are greatly appreciated and make for easier budgeting and financial forecasting.
  3. Social media savvy? Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter and tell us what you’re doing this #hungeractionmonth and inspire your friends and followers to take action with these images. Thanks!

Share  Let's Take Action   I took action   Going orange

August 25 – Lompoc Town Hall

Please join us for a Lompoc Town Hall Meeting – Hunger In Our Community
New Life Christian Center, 816 North C St., Lompoc CA 93436

On Monday, August 25th , 2014 6:00 – 7:00pm

Lompoc City Council Member Ashley Costa will facilitate a panel conversation on hunger and health in Lompoc. Our host will be Pastor Doug. Light refreshments will be served.

For more information, contact Bonnie Campbell at (805) 967-5741 ext. 121

Click here for a PDF flier in English
Haga clic aquí para un volante PDF en Español

Miembro del Concilio de la Ciudad de Lompoc Srita. Ashley Costa

“Preguntas y Respuestas” Reunión informativa para la comunidad

El hambre en nuestra comunidad. El público es bienvenido. Haga oír su voz

lunes 25 de Agosto 6:00p-7:00p

New Life Christian 816 North C Street Lompoc, CA 93436

Para más información comuníquese con Amy Lopez (805) 967-5741 ext. 115

Final Lompoc Town Hall FlierFinal Lompoc Espanol Flier

 

Father/Daughter Pair Learn Valuable Lessons Outside Classroom

http://www.keyt.com/news/fatherdaughter-pair-learn-valuable-lessons-outside-classroom/27664336

Logo

Family spends Friday afternoons serving the hungry at Foodbank of Santa Barbara County

POSTED: 12:26 PM PDT Aug 21, 2014 UPDATED: 06:17 AM PDT Aug 22, 2014 
SANTA BARBARA, CA- While many students took the summer break to vacation and enjoy the time off from studying, one local girl spent time learning about more than she ever could in a textbook through volunteer work.

Meet Brooklyn Ayala, a third grader at Roosevelt School.

When it comes to summer vacation, there are two things this 8-year-old said she loves doing.

“I like to play with my friends. [Go to the] Park,” she said.

But this summer was different for Brooklyn as she found a new favorite place to be Friday afternoons:  The Foodbank of Santa Barbara County.

“I went to Picnic in the Park,” Brooklyn said.  “And I served food to kids.”

Picnic in the Park is the food bank’s 10-week program providing nutritious free meals to needy children.

“Hunger exists in our county,” said Misha Karbelnig of the Foodbank of Santa Barbara County.  “It’s a really surprising amount of people that need food bank assistance.  It’s 1 in 4 all throughout our county that need help.”

That’s why Brooklyn’s father, Daniel, chose volunteering as a weekly part of their summer

“I wanted to teach my daughter virtues of charity, service and kindness,” Ayala said.

Ayala said it’s an important lesson that goes beyond the classroom doors, and one he hopes all parents will teach their kids.

“I think she’s gaining a greater appreciation for people in need,” Ayala said.  “And how she can be an instrument in helping those who are in need.”

Brooklyn said she will head back to school this fall with a whole different take on life.

“I want to help people and  the world can be a better place,” she said.

The Foodbank of Santa Barbara County is looking for volunteers for programs this fall.  If you’re interested, you can find more information on its website.

Follow

Get every new post from Foodbak's blog delivered to your Inbox.