July 1 – August 15 Fourth Annual Food from the Bar Food & Funds Drive

Santa Barbara Women Lawyers Sets the Bar High

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Inspired by women lawyer organizations in other cities, Santa Barbara Women Lawyers (SBWL) partnered with the Foodbank for the first annual Food from the Bar food and funds drive in 2011.

“The Foodbank has a proven track record of successfully providing nutritious food to families in Santa Barbara County. We are looking forward to our fourth drive in July, 2014 when we hope to make an even larger contribution to the Foodbank.”

– Santa Barbara Women Lawyers

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This year, Food from the Bar will strive to raise $15,000 and collect 500 lbs. For the second year, Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck is the leadership sponsor. Food from the Bar provides the Foodbank with food and funds during the summer months when community giving is low but distribution levels remain high. Thank you to Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck for making a leadership gift to inspire others.

bhfs_logo_llp_rgbSanta Barbara Women Lawyers Board member and Drive co-organizer Jennifer Smith said “It has been another fantastic year. Everyone from the legal community really comes out in force to support the Foodbank. We can’t wait to celebrate with all our supporters once we reach our goal.”

All funds raised during the drive go directly to the Foodbank’s Picnic in the Park program to feed children during the summer months. The Foodbank reports that a staggering 84% of children in our County who receive free or reduced lunches during the school year get nothing in the summer. Through Picnic in the Park, the Foodbank provides free nutritious meals to these children during the summer throughout the County as part of the USDA Summer Food Service Program.  The healthy meals are served at various parks in the county – Monday through Friday from 11:00 – 12:30 for ten weeks during the summer.  The cost per meal is only approximately $3.50.XX

Thanks to our Community Partners for sponsoring Food from the Bar:

Premier Sponsor

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Platinum Sponsors

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Gold Sponsors

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Join Jacob

June 20 – August 24, 2014
Triathlon & Fundraising Team

…Feeding Santa Barbara County

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Two years ago, third grader Jacob Mansbach volunteered at the Foodbank of Santa Barbara County and saw an opportunity to make a difference. Combining his love for triathlons with his desire to help kids in his community he raised over $4,600 for the Foodbank that summer.  Last year, his friend Dario joined him and together they participated in a triathlon and raised over $13,000.

This summer, Jacob, now 10 years old, has invited an entire team of kids to join him.  This energetic group of kids will participate in the Santa Barbara Triathlon on August 24, 2014 with the shared goals of finishing the triathlon and raising over $50,000 for the Foodbank. The team’s intention is to provide nutrition and education to kids and families in our community through the Foodbank.  The team (comprised of third to seventh graders in the Santa Barbara School District) has dedicated their summer break to volunteering for the Foodbank, raising money and awareness, and learning all about the sport of triathlon.

Your donation will not only support the work of the Foodbank, it will send a clear message to this team of kids that they can make an impact on the lives of others and that helping their community can be extraordinary.

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For more information on the team, please email Jen Mansbach, Team Coordinator.

A special thank you to Joe Coito, Race Director of Santa Barbara Triathlon, Inc., for supporting Join Jacob.

Thank you to our sponsors:

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August 25 – Lompoc Town Hall

Please join us for a Lompoc Town Hall Meeting – Hunger In Our Community
New Life Christian Center, 816 North C St., Lompoc CA 93436

On Monday, August 25th , 2014 6:00 – 7:00pm

Lompoc City Council Member Ashley Costa will facilitate a panel conversation on hunger and health in Lompoc. Our host will be Pastor Doug. Light refreshments will be served.

For more information, contact Bonnie Campbell at (805) 967-5741 ext. 121

Click here for a PDF flier in English
Haga clic aquí para un volante PDF en Español

Miembro del Concilio de la Ciudad de Lompoc Srita. Ashley Costa

“Preguntas y Respuestas” Reunión informativa para la comunidad

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lunes 25 de Agosto 6:00p-7:00p

New Life Christian 816 North C Street Lompoc, CA 93436

Para más información comuníquese con Amy Lopez (805) 967-5741 ext. 115

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October 5 Table of Life Gala

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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, Deanna & Jim GP Dehlsen, Robert & Christine Emmons, Allan Ghitterman, Carla Hahn, Perri Harcourt, Richard & Karen Heimburg, 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 (PDF Version)
Sponsorship of $10,000 or more includes a premier table with seating for 10 guests. All donations will be recognized by giving level on printed materials and Foodbank website for one year. Deadline for sponsors to be acknowledged in the printed event program is September 1, 2014.
To sponsor, please contact: Jane Lindsey, Chief Development & Resource Officer, 805-967-5741 x 101 [email protected]

“In the Kitchen” with Foodbank Board Member Dr. John LaPuma and inaugural 2012 Table of Life Honorees Santa Barbara Foundation – Ron Gallo, Hutton Parker Foundation – Pam Lewis, co-chairs Susan Bridges, Natalie Orfalea and local triathlete Jacob Mansbach.

2014 Table of Life Sponsors
FRUIT OF THE EARTH CHAMPION
Lady Leslie Ridley-Tree
SCHOOL OF KNOWLEDGE SPONSOR
Armand Hammer Foundation
Mike & Tracy Bollag
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Chuck & Missy Sheldon
Stephanie Sokolove

FEED THE FUTURE SUPPORTER
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
Deanna & Jim GP Dehlsen
Allan Ghitterman & Susan Rose
Peter & Martha Karoff
Arlene Montesano
James Nigro
Eric & Nina Philips
Katrina Rogers
Peter Sadowski
Richard & Maryan Schall
Robert & Leslie Zemeckis
 
OTHER CONTRIBUTORS
Artwork by Tom Henderson
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TABLE OF LIFE LEADER ($50,000)
With your commitment, the Foodbank will develop the curricula, launch and pilot two new programs, Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies and Nutritional Independence. These programs complete the Feed the Future sequential series of programs, providing nutritional support for expecting mothers and high school aged children. This level allows for name inclusion within the programs. (Full table – 10 tickets)

FRUIT OF THE EARTH CHAMPION ($30,000)
Your contribution will allow the Foodbank to continue to operate 60 existing Feed the Future program sites countywide, impacting 5,000 children through the Food Literacy in Preschool, Kid’s Farmers Market, Picnic in the Park, Healthy School Pantry and Teens Love Cooking programs. This level allows for name inclusion within the programs. (Full table – 10 tickets)

GARDEN OF HEALTH ADVOCATE ($20,000)
Feed the Future programs must expand to meet the demand and ensure our children have a healthy future. Your contribution will cover produce sourcing costs and sponsor 20 additional program sites. (Full Table – 10 tickets)

SCHOOL OF KNOWLEDGE SPONSOR ($10,000)
Your sponsorship will support Foodbank program staff responsible for developing and testing program curricula. Your contribution will also enable the Foodbank to train a task force of 50 community leaders to administer food literacy curricula for Feed the Future programs. (Full Table – 10 tickets)

FEED THE FUTURE SUPPORTER ($5,000)
Your contribution will support the integration of the Foodbank’s Grow Your Own Way Program in all Feed the Future programs. This self-sustaining four stage program empowers participants to grow more of their own food with free seedlings, trainings and use of gardening tool library. (Half Table—5 individual tickets)

FEED THE FUTURE FRIEND ($1,000)
Each child in the Feed the Future programs receives delicious, fresh produce and food literacy training. Your support will sponsor 20 participating children for one year. (Individual Ticket—1) 

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.

Oct 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
Click here to buy tickets

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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!

Online ticket sales will open September 1st and community outlet info will also be available at that time. 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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July 21 – Aug 1 Help us win $10,000. Vote once a day!

Are we your favorite cause?366We’re finalists in the KSBY and PG&E “Your Favorite Charity” contest! We could win $10,000 to move our community from hunger to health.

Will you vote for us? Please vote here.

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Please vote every day now through August 1st and ask friends to vote, too. Use @FoodbankSB #KSBY and #PGE4ME on social media.

KSBY will announce the winner on August 7.  More details here.

Only YOU can decide: are we “Your Favorite Charity?”

You must be a resident of Santa Barbara County or San Luis Obispo County to participate in the voting contest. Only 1 vote per day per IP address (see contest rules).

California Wine Festival July 17-19

Join our friends at the California Wine Festival for this exciting wine tasting event!

CWF.crowdWine, food, music, sun and sea. Experience the quintessential California wine tasting and enjoy hundreds of California’s finest vintage wines, delicious gourmet foods samples and lively music. Discover new wines at every Festival, find a new favorite and pair it with a dizzying variety of fresh gourmet appetizers like artisan breads, cheeses, olive oils and so much more. Enjoy an afternoon of unlimited fun, food and music – at the biggest wine festival under the sun!

See the event schedule for details.

Who will be there? See the wineries list.

May 20 Live Twitter Chat – with Erik Talkin and Dr. John La Puma

Untitled-2Join us for lunch! On Tuesday, May 20 from 12-12:30 pm, Foodbank CEO Erik Talkin; and Board Member, best selling author, chef and physician Dr. John La Puma will host a live Twitter Chat about food, health and nutrition. Tweet all questions to #ShareYourLunch and be answered by experts in real time. Foodbank will also be sharing select questions on our Facebook page. Talk to you soon!

Foodbank SBC: @FoodbankSBC
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Erik Talkin: @Hunger2Health

Dr. John La Puma @JohnLaPuma

Growing Cities: A Film About Urban Farming in America

Thursday, May 15, 2014 7pm – 8:30pm
Santa Barbara Central Library, 40 E. Anapamu St, Santa Barbara CA 93101
http://www.growingcitiesmovie.com

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Growing Cities is a film about urban farming in America. At a time when so much negative attention is paid to the food system—from mad cows to factory farms—this film tells the inspiring stories of city-dwellers who are transforming their communities one vacant lot, backyard beehive, and rooftop farm at a time. Along the way these growers show that the urban farming movement is about a whole lot more than simply food and that everyone can take part in creating a healthier, more just, and sustainable food system.

 

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Foodbank SB presents its first Multi-Chamber Mega-Mixer!

Please join us and the following Chambers for this free networking event for members of any and all of these participating Chambers:

Goleta
Carpinteria
Buellton
Solvang
Lompoc
Santa Maria
San Luis Obispo
Santa Barbara Hispanic Chamber

Join us for great door prizes, delicious food and drinks. A phenomenal networking event! Don’t miss it. It’s a party!!

Register on Eventbrite: http://bit.ly/1kD3kdW

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