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!
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.
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:
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!
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.
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.
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.