Category: Events

April 22 – Foxen Canyon Food Drive

Foxen Canyon Wine Trail Food Drive Flier

March 21st, 2015 – April 22nd, 2015

Receive one complimentary tasting for every two non perishable food items you bring in. Please donate items that are Foods 2 Encourage. Thank you!

Participating Wineries:

Andrew MurrayCambria, Cottonwood CanyonFess ParkerFirestone, Foxen Vineyard & WineryKenneth VolkKoehlerMartian RanchRancho SisquocRiverbench, Tres HermanasZaca Mesa

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Mar 25 – Lompoc Empty Bowls

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The Foodbank of Santa Barbara County is proud to announce

Lompoc Empty Bowls on
Wednesday March 25th
11:30 am – 1:30 pm
Dick Dewees Community and Senior Center
Check out the Facebook Event Page

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For a donation (ticket price: $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 fantastic items!

For more information, sponsorship, or raffle details please contact
Development Manager Judith Monte 805-937-3422 x106 with questions.

Tickets available from:  

  • Stillman Capital Group (1201 East Ocean Ave #K)
  • Chamber of Commerce (111 South I Street)
  • Sue’s Place (101 North H Street)
  • Rabobank (828 North H Street)
  • Walnut Pier Health Club (803 East Walnut Avenue)
  • The Bookstore (1137 North H Street Suite Q)

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Oct 17 – Table of Life Gala

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BUY TICKETS NOW! Tickets are $1,000. Your donation sponsors 20 children enrolled in our Feed the Future programs. Each child receives delicious, fresh produce and food literacy training.

Date: October 17, 2015
Time: 4 pm – 7 pm

Host/Location: Jim & Stephanie Sokolove’s Montecito Estate
1569 East Valley Road, Montecito CA 93108

Honoring: Lady Leslie Ridley-Tree and Sherry Villanueva
Co-Chairs: Marybeth Carty and Arlene Montesano

Honorary Committee: Michael & Tracy Bollag, Citrix, Ann Daniel, Bob & Christine Emmons, Dr. Stephen Aizenstat & Dr. Maren Hansen, Carla Hahn, Perri Harcourt, Natalie Orfalea, Alison Wrigley Rusack & Geoff Rusack, Ken & Jo Saxon, Richard & Maryan Schall, Michael & Anne Towbes, Fielding Graduate Institute
Host Committee: Marybeth Carty, Ann Daniel, Arlene Montesano, Nancy Paley, Nancy Sheldon, Stephanie Sokolove, Nina Terzian, Judi Weisbart

Fruit of the Earth Champion
Lady Leslie Ridley-Tree

School of Knowledge Sponsor
The Bank of Santa Barbara
Michael & Tracy Bollag
Lillian Lovelace
Arlene Montesano
Chuck & Missy Sheldon and Mike & Nancy Sheldon
Jim & Stephanie Sokolove
Warren  & Mary Lynn Staley
Sherry Villanueva

Feed the Future Supporter
Ken & Jo Saxon
Richard & Maryan Schall
Cottage Health System
Robert & Christine Emmons
Montecito Bank & Trust
Orfalea Foundation
Sage Publications
Venoco, Inc.

Fourth Annual Table of Life Gala
a garden party benefitting the Foodbank

Bringing together the local food industry, chefs, restaurateurs, wine makers and foodies to celebrate Santa Barbara County’s finest. This year, the Foodbank is proud to honor, Lady Leslie Ridley-Tree and Sherry Villanueva for their leadership and steadfast commitment to improving food security. The Table of Life Gala will be held at Jim and Stephanie Sokolove’s beautiful Montecito Estate on Saturday, October 17, 2015. Proceeds will support the nutritional health of our community through building and inspiring our next generation of culinary talent. Learn more about Feed the Future programs. Event is limited to 200 guests.

Restaurants & Chefs: Michael Hutchings, Christine Dahl, Stephanie Sokolove, the Lark, Driscoll’s Berries, World Cuisine Express Organic Kitchen, Edie Robertson, Liz Santa Barbara Caterer, Catering Connection, Pete Clemens, McConnell’s Ice Cream, Tri-County Produce, Shalhoob Meat Company, Nimita’s Cuisine, Bacara Resort and Spa

2015 Sponsorship Levels 
Fruit of the Earth Champion $30,000 – includes 10 person table
Garden of the Earth $20,000 – includes 10 person table
School of Knowledge $10,000 – includes 10 person table
Feed the Future Supporter $5,000 – includes 5 person table

For sponsorship, please contact: Matt Neal, Director of Strategic Gifts, 805-967-5741 x 116

BUY TICKETS NOW!
Tickets are $1,000. Your donation sponsors 20 children enrolled in our Feed the Future programs. Each child receives delicious, fresh produce and food literacy training.

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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.

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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!

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.

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