Category: Featured 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


Mar 25 – Lompoc Empty Bowls


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

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

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.

Artwork by Cathy Quiel