The Foodbank now has a formal Family Philanthropy Program that encourages and supports community involvement through family focused volunteer projects and activities. Family philanthropy allows families (siblings, partners, grandparents, parents, children alike) to come together and impact the community around nutritious food for all.
Part of the program also includes the KIDS4FOODBANK, summer Foodbank activities for children, culminating in a local triathlon.
Saturday Family Day – Santa Barbara & Santa Maria
On the second Saturday of every month, come visit the Santa Barbara or Santa Maria facility, tour, enjoy the Foodbank bike blender and take part in a volunteer project. There are only slots for 30 children and all children require a parent chaperon.
To reserve your family’s spot in Santa Barbara: Please contact Jen Mansbach, our knowledge philanthropist leading this program in the south.
To reserve your family’s spot in Santa Maria: Please contact Jim Stollberg our knowledge philanthropist leading this program in the north.
A reservation and volunteer application/waiver required.
- A light snack and beverages provided.
- All guests must wear closed-toes shoes and follow all warehouse safety policies. Safety rules will be reviewed by Operations team.
- This event counts towards Community Service hours.
Other Volunteer Projects (countywide)
There are also other kid-friendly activities during the week that coincide with school breaks. For example, working together to repackage bulk product Mon – Fri 9 AM – 12 PM or handing out lunches in the summer to children through the Picnic in the Park Program.
This year-long club offers fun Foodbank volunteer activities with supported physical fitness and nutrition resources.