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 recent Rooftop Thank You Event with Impulse
Our friends at Destination Races support the Foodbank through the annual Santa Barbara Wine Country Half Marathon.
“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
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.
Fruit of the Earth Champions
“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.
“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.”
“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
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 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
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 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.”
“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
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®.
“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.
“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.