Investing in the health of Santa Barbara County benefits us all. We could not accomplish our goals without the support, involvement and enthusiasm of over 6,000 committed supporters.
A special thank you to the Canary for our Rooftop Thank You Event with Impulse Our friends at Destination Races support the Foodbank through the annual Santa Barbara Wine Country Half Marathon.
At the heart of Albertson’s charitable giving is the idea that being a good corporate citizen is an ongoing responsibility. By helping to create stronger communities, Albertsons enhances the quality of life for customers and associates. “Driscoll’s donates funds and our independent growers provide thousands of pounds of berries to the Foodbank each year. The Foodbank plays a vital role in keeping our families fed and nourished. To us, the Foodbank is like bread and water – staples in the survival of our community. ” Kelley K. Bell, Director of Community & Environmental Initiatives, Driscoll’s
“Feeding America is a nationwide network of food banks and the nation’s leading domestic hunger-relief charity. Together, Feeding America provide food to more than 46 million people through 60,000 food pantries, community kitchens, and emergency shelters across America.” “Windset Farms’ mandate is to provide reliable, healthy and nutritious food that meets the demands of an increasing population and a delicate planet. It’s a global, long-term vision that incorporates good economics, optimum yields and consumer health.” Apio takes pride in their extensive quality assurance and food safety programs. They monitor our processes every step of the way to ensure nothing but the best fresh-cut vegetables reach the community. As one of the Food Bank’s local partners, AG Against Hunger distributes their produce to Food Banks and other non-profit agencies. Their primary recipients are food banks in the tri-county area, and then surrounding area food banks, state-wide food banks, and national-wide food banks. Spinaca Farms, INC. proudly farm and partner with like-minded family farmers throughout California and Arizona who share the same love for farming, feeding families, and ensuring the quality, sustainability, availability, and safety of produce. Baroda Farms grows and supplies fresh artichokes to grocery stores, farmers markets and local restaurants on the Central Coast of California. “Better Produce has been operating since 1988. As a family owned and operated company Better Produce takes special care in everything to ensure taste, quality, service and most of all safety. ” Bonipak grows, harvests, cools, processes and ships millions of cartons of fresh vegetables to retailers, wholesalers and food service customers all over the world. Dynasty Farms Combs Distribution Santa Barbara Farms C. J. J. Farming Sanchez Brothers
Fruit of the Earth Champions
“Deckers Outdoor Corporation is proud to support the Foodbank and its programs that reach so many in our local community. We encourage others to join us in support of the BackPack Program, Empty Bowls and the Food & Funds Drive Challenge. Together we can make a difference in our community. ” Michelle Apodaca, Executive Assistant to the Chairman, CEO & COO, Deckers Outdoor Corporation “Wells Fargo is proud to support the Foodbank of Santa Barbara County especially during tough economic conditions,” said Joe Mathai, Regional President. “We understand it is difficult for many families to keep up with expenses and the Foodbank’s ability to thoughtfully and efficiently make food available means less people will go hungry this winter in our community.” “We are proud to be a community partner of the Foodbank knowing that our support of the BackPack Program enables children in need to receive nutritious foods and fresh produce on a weekly basis.” Yardi Systems, Inc. “Cottage Health System in Santa Barbara, Goleta, and the Santa Ynez Valley — provide a comprehensive range of services and are consistently ranked among the most efficiently managed healthcare providers in California.” “Pacific Coast Produce a nationally recognized distributor of Top Quality Produce, Premium Foods, Local Fruits, Organic Juices, Farm Fresh Vegetables, Fine Cheeses, Dairy & Seafood.” “Passion for produce and the end consumer are the two hearty crops that continue to grow at Westland Produce. Decades of growing and cold chain delivery know-how coupled with hydroponics and produce is a union of pure genius that results in some of the finest and most deliciously fresh lettuce and herbs available.” Be the “industry leader in quality, innovation, and customer and employee relations”. “Big E Produce inc. dedicated focus has paid off, earning Big E the reputation for having the best quality, fresh vegetables available year-round.” “Bejo is one of the leading companies in breeding, production, processing, and sale of premium quality vegetable seeds, and the company’s experience in the seed sector spans more than 100 years.” EDWARD SILVA & SONS, INC.
Garden of Health Advocates
“Ameriprise Financial is dedicated to supporting organizations, like the Foodbank, that are actively engaged in domestic hunger relief efforts,” explains Judy Pirkowitsch, Financial Advisor in Santa Barbara. “I’m proud to play a role in supporting this worthwhile cause.” “We recognize that the need is so great, and we are fortunate that we can help.” – Brent Caine, President, Citrix. “We put our products, people and profits to work in our communities. Whether it’s a financial donation, the free use of our services or the volunteer efforts of our extraordinary employees, we’re ready to lend a hand to help our neighbors.” Community Dividends® is a unique Montecito Bank & Trust program that since 2003 annually awards $1 million dollars to over 100 nonprofits with missions focused on social services, the arts, education, and medical and health services in Santa Barbara and Ventura Counties. The Foodbank is grateful to be a recipient of Community Dividends®. “Ralphs is a proud supporter of the Foodbank. Our joint commitment to fighting hunger in our communities is critical work now more than ever. Ralphs will stand with the Foodbank and do all we can to support their mission.” Kendra Doyel, VP Public Relations & Government Affairs, Ralphs Grocery Company “McDonald’s continues to support the communities that we live in and we’re happy to support a program like Picnic in the Park. The Foodbank of Santa Barbara County is a great resource for families in need and their work through programs like this is key to feeding so many children in the community,” David Peterson, McDonald’s owner/operator, For more than 30 years Ronald McDonald House Charities of South California (RMHCSC) has been dedicated to creating a community where children and their families embrace life and healing with a sense of hope, enthusiasm, courage and joy. Susie Q’s Brand in Santa Maria now generously provides the Foodbank with a state of the art facility to repackage product. “I am so am pleased that we can be of help to the Foodbank by providing operational space for their repackaging program. I have long admired the great work that is done by this organization,” commented Susan Righetti. “We are happy to be a community partner of the Foodbank. They are doing truly magical things by making a healthy, immediate difference today in the lives of so many families and kids… and making a difference tomorrow through nutrition education.” Randy Weiss, VP of Corporate & Community Relations, Union Bank “The Foodbank provides sustenance for hungry Santa Barbara county residents, but what’s more, they are nourishing children, working families and seniors, those most vulnerable in this challenging economic time. A community is the sum of all its parts, and all its parts need to be well fed.” Marybeth Carty, Community Partnership Manager, Venoco, Inc. “Adam Bros Farming is specializing in Broccoli, Cauliflower, Celery, Iceberg Lettuce, Romaine Lettuce, and Red and Green Leaf Lettuce.” “Located in the fertile Santa Maria Valley on the central coast of California, Main Street Produce Inc. grow, cool and ship strawberries and broccoli that are enjoyed throughout the United States, Canada, China, Taiwan, Japan and France.” “EpicVeg, Inc. is a vertically integrated grower/shipper of California Vegetables located on the central coast of California.” “Bringing exquisite, sustainably grow produce to kitchens of all sizes.” “Babé Farms is a premier grower, packer and shipper of the finest specialty vegetables available. Among its year round harvests, there are over 30 varieties of baby lettuces and specialty greens, colorful baby root vegetables, baby squash and baby cauliflower.” “Corona Marketing are fresh produce Growers/Shippers/Distributors located in Santa Maria, CA serving a variety of produce retailers, wholesalers, food services, and food processing companies Worldwide with Farm Fresh produce since 1996. Corona Marketing’s specialties are Strawberries, Chili Peppers, Squash and Broccoli, with a seasonal manifest of mixed fruits and vegetables.” “Health cannot be defined simply as the absence of disease. Mental, spiritual and environmental well-being all play a part in the overall health of an individual or a community. For this reason, we go beyond hospital walls to help improve the long-term health of the communities we serve.”
GREENCO DISTRIBUTIOG INC. GUADALUPE COOLING CO
Feed the Future Sponsors
BB&H Benefit Services Cardilino Berry Soci, Inc. Duncan Family Farms Farmer’s Market (SB) Financial Credit Network Fresh Bounty Givens Farms, John Glacier Asset Management Gold Coast Packing, Inc. Green Hills Software NS Ceramic Pacific Marketing Santa Ynez Valley Fruit & Vegetable Rescue Santa Barbara Urban Farms Sempra Energy Smart & Final Nojoqui Creek Farms Tri-County Produce
School of Knowledge Supporters
Acquistapace Farms Allergan Foundation Cavaletto Farms Edison Foundation ERG Frank Schipper Construction FLIR Systems Humana Foundation Impulse Advanced Communications MACY’S PG&E Produce Alliance, LLC Rotary Club of Santa Barbara Sunrise Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians Foundation Sotheby’s International Realty Southern California Gas Company Whole Foods Market America’s Charities Montecito Bank & Trust Ralphs S&S Seeds Veggie Rescue