Are we your favorite cause?We’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.
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).
Join our friends at the California Wine Festival for this exciting wine tasting event!
Wine, 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.
June 20 – August 24, 2014
Triathlon & Fundraising Team
…Feeding Santa Barbara County
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.
Please Join Jacob…
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:
Santa Barbara Women Lawyers Sets the Bar High
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
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.
Santa 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:
||& Santa Barbara Women Lawyers’ Foundation
Legal Organization Co-Sponsors
Join 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
Erik Talkin: @Hunger2Health
Dr. John La Puma @JohnLaPuma
Thursday, May 15, 2014 7pm – 8:30pm
Santa Barbara Central Library, 40 E. Anapamu St, Santa Barbara CA 93101
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.
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:
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!!
Share on Facebook too! https://www.facebook.com/events/604775826272702/
Yard Sale to benefit the Foodbank
Mary Rogers and friends are collecting gently used items to be sold at a yard sale June 6th and 7th from 9 am – 2 pm to benefit the Foodbank.
Suggested donations include:
- Cooking Utensils
- Art supplies
Please deliver all donations to 334 East Arrellaga Street before June 1st. Call 805-450-1599 with any questions. Thank you!!
This is your chance to be part of the most successful grassroots campaign ever to fight hunger in America. Every gift received by the Foodbank during this period qualifies for matching. Thanks for your support. The greater your gift amount, the greater the Feinstein Foundation contribution to the Foodbank.
Secure online financial contributions can be made for any amount via credit card. Click below to donate now. Thank you for supporting the Foodbank and our 300 local nonprofit partners and programs.
The Foodbank of Santa Barbara County respects the privacy of our contributors. The Foodbank never sells or exchanges names on our mailing list.
May 1 – May 31
Join us in sharing your lunch with someone (a child, a senior, a family, a grandparent) in your community during the May. Did you know 1 in 5 Santa Barbara children is at risk of hunger? And this summer, 84% of those children who receive nutrition assistance during the school year won’t have access to nutritious meals they need.
YOU CAN HELP. We’ve set a goal to raise $50,000 to help distribute nutritious meals this summer. SHARE YOUR LUNCH with someone today.
How to participate:
- Donate your lunch money (from a day, from a week, for a month) online or via check.
- Take a photo of your own lunch at home, work or a local restaurant.
- Share your photo with us on our social media channels: Facebook – Foodbank SB, Twitter – FoodbankSBC.
- Inspire others by tagging your local grocery store, business or restaurant where you are having lunch. #ShareYourLunch
- Challenge your colleagues to donate. Take a group photo and share on social media.
- Collect $$ at your church, civic group or club. Mail/deliver the funds to us.
- Have your donation matched by your employer.
- Encourage your employer to sponsor.