Foodbank Seeks Harvest Sites and Volunteers for Backyard Bounty Day, October 25

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Foodbank Seeks Harvest Sites and Volunteers for Backyard Bounty Day, October 25th

Local harvesting event to help people in need; produce donations from backyards of all sizes also welcome. 

 

South Santa Barbara County, Calif., October 6, 2014 – Foodbank of Santa Barbara County seeks produce donors and volunteers for the Foodbank Backyard Bounty Day on Saturday, October 25th. Foodbank is calling out to community members with harvest sites (orchards or gardens) in South Santa Barbara County, and volunteers to help harvest, with the goal of harvesting over five tons of produce.

 

Backyard Bounty Day is an opportunity to enjoy harvesting produce on beautiful ranches, historic estates, and backyards in our region, while helping Foodbank serve one in four people throughout the county.

 

“We are so lucky in Santa Barbara County to have such a wide variety of fresh produce growing nearly year-round,” said Niles Brinton, Foodbank’s Backyard Bounty Coordinator. “Our mission is to make sure that none of this produce goes to waste; to provide it to those who need it most.”

Since the Backyard Bounty program began in 2007, volunteers have harvested more than 500,000 pounds of fresh local produce for area residents in need. All together, the Foodbank provides over 330 member non-profit partners with food support – half of which is fresh produce – annually feeding over 144,000 unduplicated people of whom nearly 40% are children.

 

The program’s donors are happy to know that their excess produce will not be entering the waste stream or rotting on the ground, but instead be going to a good cause. Over 25% of our local landfill is food, while 1 in 5 children in Santa Barbara County are food insecure.

 

Backyard Bounty donations range from a single tree to large orchards, with South County donors stretching from the Goleta Valley to the hills of Montecito and Carpinteria.

 

“Without good people who share their overabundance of fruits and vegetables and the volunteers who dedicate their time, this program would not be possible,” said Brinton.

 

How to Participate in the Foodbank Backyard Bounty Day on October 25th:

 

· Provide a harvest site: visit backyardbounty.org and register trees or crops. Registrants will then be contacted directly to arrange for a harvest. All donations are tax-deductable, and protected under the Good Samaritan Act.

 

· Volunteer: visit backyardbounty.org to sign up for upcoming harvests, including Backyard Bounty Day.

 

· Drop off produce: visit Foodbank’s Santa Barbara Warehouse, located at 4554 Hollister Avenue from 10am-2pm.

 

For questions, contact Niles Brinton at backyardbounty@foodban[email protected] or (805) 403-8327.

 

About Foodbank 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 144,000 unduplicated people of whom nearly 40% are children. Last year, the Foodbank distributed the food and resources to support 9.3 million meals – half of which was fresh produce. For more information, visit www.foodbanksbc.org.

 

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
Update on 10/20: Online ticketing is now closed. Tickets are still available for the 2nd seating and may be purchased at the door. We recommend a noon arrival for purchase of tickets at the door, as second seating will begin as soon as space is available from departing first seating guests. Thank you for your support!

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 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.

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Thanks to our Generous Sponsors

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Other Sponsors

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Nancy K Johnson

 

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November 2 Santa Barbara Empty Bowls

The Foodbank of Santa Barbara County is proud to announce the
Santa Barbara Empty Bowls on
Sunday November, 2nd
Ben Page Youth Center

Click here to buy tickets

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 For a donation (ticket price), 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!

For more information, sponsorship, or raffle details please contact Events Manager, Diane Durst, at (805) 967-5741 x104 with questions.

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.

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

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

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 Breakfast and Snacks

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Wine Mixer Sponsor

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

Sponsorship Benefits & Details

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.

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!

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!

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