The Foodbank is forming a New Event Fundraiser called the Fork & Cork Classic, similar to Taste of the Nation, but this fundraiser will allocate all of the proceeds locally versus nationally. The event will be June 1st at the Montecito Country Club. We need to fill the following committee positions to have a successful event: Sponsorship Sales (local businesses), Solicit Donations for wine, beer, Vodka, water for the event; Pre-Event Ticket Sales; Advertising/Publicity/Marketing; Entice Restaurants to Participate; Run the Silent Auction/Game Section; Music/entertainment; Promotional Materials (posters); Operations (rentals: linens, ice, paper products, portable bath rooms, trash, etc.); Health and Alcohol Permits; Chef Contest Lead; Photographer and Valet Parking. Our next meeting about this event is Tuesday, January 14th at 5:30pm at our downtown office: 1525 State Street, Suite 100 (next to Cantwell?s Market). Please RSVP if you would like to attend to get more information. This event is added to our volunteer needs web page: http://volunteeringatfoodbank.blogspot.com/. Local restaurants, bakeries, and wineries will be offered a booth space to give tastings to our community and advertise their businesses. People in our community purchase tickets to attend the event and all of the proceeds go to the Foodbank of Santa Barbara County ? everything stays local!) It?s a win/win for everyone. How You Can Help: ? Reserve a booth space for your business/employer to showcase your food/wine and get more customers!) ? Have your business/employer sponsor this event, donate a silent auction item, or make an in kind donation ? see the items we need below ? Join our committee ? select your area of expertise (below) and contact local businesses to ask for in kind donations for that profession ? Refer your friends to help us – forward this e-mail to everyone you know, post it on FaceBook/LinkedIn ? someone is bound to be a great fit if we can just get the word out to enough people. For more information on how you can help, please contact Melissa Howard: 805-967-5741 x 112 or mhoward@foodba[email protected]
The mission of the Foodbank is to provide nourishment to those in need by acquiring and distributing safe nutritious foods via local agencies and providing education to solve hunger and nutrition problems in Santa Barbara County. In 2012, the Foodbank of Santa Barbara County distributed more than 8.5 million meals from two warehouse locations in Santa Barbara and Santa Maria. *
The Foodbank distributes food to over 300 social service programs and agencies, churches and community groups from Carpinteria to Santa Maria. During 2012, approximately 102,000 individuals were served by Foodbank member agencies, 44% of those served were under the age of 18.