Category: Events

Dec 13 – The Old Town Orcutt Parade

Our friends at the Orcutt LC Community Foundation, Inc. have chosen the Foodbank as nonprofit beneficiary of the parade on December 13, 2014.

2014 Poster website

For over half a century, the Old Town Orcutt Christmas Parade has demonstrated the very best of small town spirit and community involvement – it is truly an old-fashioned community event and continues to remain deeply rooted in tradition. Participants represent local groups, organizations and businesses; you’ll see small floats and marching bands, kids on tricycles and ladies on Vespas. Best of all, Santa always makes his appearance!

Begun and managed by the Orcutt Volunteer Fire Department until it was disbanded/absorbed into the Santa Barbara County Fire Dept. in 2008, the Parade is now managed by the volunteers of the Orcutt LC Community Foundation, Inc. The Foundation has partnered with the International Association of Lions Clubs through the participation of the local Orcutt Lions Club, who meet at the “Lions Den” at 126 S. Broadway, located between the Union 76 Station and “Jack’s” Restaurant. The Lions of District 4-A3, stretching from Ventura county through San Luis Obispo county, are represented by the Old Town Parade.

The Parade starts promptly at noon on the second Saturday in December (rain or shine!), beginning on South Broadway before turning east onto Clark Avenue, and continuing all the way to Twitchell Street. Parade viewers quickly fill both sides of these streets so be sure to grab a spot early!

Parade visitors are encouraged to support the Foodbank by bringing non-perishable items to donate along the parade route!

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Dec 1-31 Hunger-Free Holidays

Make the Holidays Bright for our Neighbors in Need

During the holidays, help us reach our 1 million meal goal by raising $160,000. Click here to Donate today.

Get Involved

Hold a Food & Funds Drive – Sign up here at the bottom of the page
Oct 13 – Dec 12 KSBY Season of Hope
Dec 13 - 9:30–11am Saturday Family Days at the Santa Barbara Warehouse
**Warehouses will be open for drop-off donations during all above events**

Contributions are accepted at the following locations:

Santa Barbara Warehouse:
4554 Hollister Ave.
Santa Barbara, CA 93110
Mon – Fri 7 am – 3:30 pm
Santa Maria Warehouse:
490 W. Foster Road
Santa Maria, CA 93455
Mon – Fri 7 am – 3:30 pm

Nov 3-Dec 31 Corporate Challenge

Every year local business partners of all sizes step up and take the Corporate Challenge
over the holidays, which pumps up employees and garners attention from the community
at large. Those that take on the added responsibility of the Corporate Challenge join a VIP club of pioneering leaders. Will your organization be one of those leaders? Click here to learn more about the Challenge.

For our 2014 Challengers

  • Backyard Bounty Picks – sign up your group here (groups of all sizes)
  • Next Backyard Bounty pick scheduled for Friday, December 19th
  • Sort Food Drive food at the Santa Barbara Warehouse – every Wednesday and Friday 1-3 pm (4554 Hollister Ave.) contact Misha to sign-up your group (up to 12 people)
  • Host a food drive with barrels, boxes, coin boxes, and posters – stop by the Santa Barbara warehouse for your supplies any Wednesday or Friday 1-3 pm
  • Need a Food Pick Up? Sign up here for your preferred day and time. If you’re already registered, email Community Leader Jeanne to schedule your pick up.
  • Get fit with the free Charity Miles app and generate more points (4 mi walk/run = $1)
  • Post our Foods2Encourage Poster to give employees food drive collection ideas

Points:

1 pound of food
1 hour of volunteer service
$1
Turkey
$1 new monthly giver
5 points
10 points
10 points
10 points
20 points

Points are divided by the number of participants at the donating organization to create an employee to point ratio.

2014 Scoreboard

Company Pounds Collected Hours Volunteered Funds Raised Points / Employee
Brown and Brown Insurance  3,226  122 $1,045  527
Citrix  485  50 $2,270  48
Cox  127  84 $  13
Curvature  1,200 $ 690  46
Deckers  7,220  160 $8,925  282
Village Properties  298 $1,590  89
Yardi  1,216  23 $2,592  58

2013 Totals

Company Pounds Collected Funds Raised Points / Employee
Brown and Brown Insurance  2,128 $3,416 841
Citrix  5,754 $2,818 108
Cox  6,251 $2,468 442
Deckers  1,998 $19,956 587
Ergomotion  23 $3,090 624
Fidelity National Title  210 $693 253
Curvature  2,280 $2,209 119
Village Properties  418 $6,493 333
Yardi  3,401 $6,166 176

Our goal in 2013 was 3,000 turkeys or chickens, 300 volunteer hours and $42,000 raised. Our challengers blew those goals out of the water. The nine competitors, Brown & Brown Insurance, Citrix, Cox, Deckers Outdoor Corporation, Ergomotion, Fidelity National Title, Network Hardware Resale, Village Properties and Yardi Systems were able to collectively bring in 22,463 pounds of food, 266 turkeys, 442.5 hours of service and $47,309.44 in donations, an increase from last year by over $5,700!

In 2012, Curvature (previously Network Hardware Resale) won the challenge. They harvested tangerines twice, picking over 19,000 pounds for the Foodbank to secure the win. Collectively all participants delivered 24,499 pounds of food and 44 turkeys, provided 264 hours of service and raised $42,033.38. What an amazing gift to our network of 300 nonprofits and programs during the holiday season!

Contact Development Manager Misha Karbelnig [email protected] or (805) 967-5741 ext. 119 to sign up.

Dec 9 – Messiah Sing Along

34th Annual Messiah Sing Along

When: Tuesday, December 9 at 7:30 PM
Where: First Presbyterian Church (corner of State & Constance)

TICKETS ON SALE at Chaucer’s Bookstore (Loreta Plaza)
and Granada Books (1224 State Street)

Price: $10

There will be a full orchestra,
with Phil McLendon (Conductor) and Jim Mooy (Orchestra Director).

Tickets and scores available at the door, the evening of the event.

First Cooperatives Festival draws 400

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Members of Garcia Dance Studio perform during the first Santa Barbara County Cooperatives Festival on Nov. 8 in Lompoc.

The first Santa Barbara County Cooperatives Festival was held this month in Lompoc, and organizers say the event was a spectacular success.

About 400 people attended the festival, which took place at the Northside Shopping Center on Nov. 8. The event, which was presented by eight local cooperatives, was vibrant with dance performances of varying flavors and joyous live music.

Raquel Gonzalez, president of Lompoc Cooperative Development Project Inc., said that many community partners are to thank for the event’s success. Among them are sponsors

In-Shape Health Clubs and Fund for Santa Barbara, the host Northside Shopping Center and Blanca Figueroa, who served as the event’s emcee.

Also contributing were: the DelaPalma family with its bounce house; Garcia Dance Studio; Danza Azteca Xochitl; Grupo Folklorico el Sabor de Mexico; Calah & Sergio and Bing Aradanas, who performed; Apostolic Assembly Church; Food Bank of Santa Barbara County; Alliance for Pharmaceutical Access; Dorothy Jackson Family Resource Center; LUSD Dual Immersion Magnet Program; Nuestra Gente Pageants; Santa Barbara County Migrant Education Program; League of United Latin American Citizens; Lideres Campesinas; Santa Barbara County Action Network; Promotores de Salud; Lompoc G.I. Forum and G.I. Forum Youth; Santa Barbara Society of Friends; and Rosalba Bello, beauty consultant.

 

A patron browses an information booth during the first Santa Barbara County Cooperatives Festival on Nov. 8 in Lompoc.

A patron browses an information booth during the first Santa Barbara County Cooperatives Festival on Nov. 8 in Lompoc.

 

http://lompocrecord.com/news/local/first-cooperatives-festival-draws/article_48a086d0-b98f-5117-963c-c4c55cb9b72e.html

CSF Students at Santa Maria High Collecting Canned Goods for Foodbank

 

 

 

 

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Honors students of the California Scholarship Federation at Santa Maria High School soon will complete a three-week Canned Food Drive to benefit the Foodbank of Santa Barbara County. (Santa Maria Joint Union High School District photo)

 By Kenny Klein for the Santa Maria Joint Union High School District | Published on 11.18.2014 5:02 p.m.

Cans of food that offer hope are being collected to help the less fortunate during the holidays.

Honors students of the California Scholarship Federation at Santa Maria High School will complete their three-week “Canned Food Drive” on Friday. The CSF students, who usually collect 700 to 1,000 pounds of food, plan it as a gift to the Foodbank of Santa Barbara County on Foster Road. The canned goods have been collected from about 35 classrooms and administrative offices on campus. CSF President Lauren Hunt believes helping others is an important civic duty. “As a school, we all wish to help our community and encourage others to give back to their community and neighbors,” Hunt said. “We hope to donate an ample supply of food goods to the community to ensure good holidays for everyone in Santa Maria. We understand the struggles of our community, and this is one avenue through which we can give back to the community that supports us as a school.” English language development teacher and CSF adviser Suzanne Rocco said students really understand what “giving back” means.“ With the help of students, staff and the Foodbank of Santa Barbara County, SMHS’ CSF members will help make the upcoming holiday season a little brighter,” Rocco said. In the past, the students have donated the canned food to nonprofit organizations, including Catholic Charities, Good Samaritan, the Woman’s Shelter and SMHS families.

— Kenny Klein is a public information officer for the Santa Maria Joint Union High School District.

 http://santabarbarariviera.com/schools/csf-students-at-santa-maria-high-collecting-canned-goods-for-foodbank/

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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