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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).

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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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July 1 – 31 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 third drive in July, 2013 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.

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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:

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Law Office of Janean Acevedo Daniels

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Law Office of Saji D. Gunawardane Rogers Sheffield & Campbell LLP
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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, Jim & Deanna 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
FEED THE FUTURE SUPPORTER
CKE Restaurants
Venoco, Inc.
Montecito Bank & Trust
Michael & Anne Towbes

FEED THE FUTURE FRIEND
Deanna & Jim Jim GP Dehlsen
Allan Ghitterman & Susan Rose
Peter & Martha Karoff
Robert & Leslie Zemeckis
 
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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.