Join Jacob

Now – September 30, 2015
Triathlon & Fundraising Team

…Feeding Santa Barbara County


Four years ago, Jacob Mansbach volunteered at the Foodbank and saw an opportunity to make a difference. Combining his love for triathlons with his desire to help kids in his community, Jacob has inspired all ages to donate, volunteer and get fit. Last summer, Jacob, now 11 years old, invited an entire team of kids to join him in completing the Santa Barbara Triathlon. The team (comprised of third to seventh graders from the Santa Barbara and Goleta School Districts) dedicated their summer break to volunteering for the Foodbank, raising money and awareness, and learning all about the sport of triathlon. Together, they raised over $20,000 to provide nutrition and education to kids and families in our community through the Foodbank. The team’s work also led $10,000 worth of milk coupons for the Foodbank network from Feeding America. To date, Jacob and his team has raised over $47,000 for the Foodbank.

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This summer, Jacob and the Join Jacob team are back! There are a few new kids on the team this year and the whole team is out raising awareness and $10,000 for the Foodbank. Your donations will provide healthy, nutritious food for kids across our county as well as provide them with nutrition education through the programs offered by the Foodbank. Thank you for supporting this team of kids by making a donation today!

In 2014, Jacob was selected by Disney to be featured in their online series “Disney Citizen Kid” focusing on ordinary kids doing extraordinary things. His Citizen Kid video focuses on his ability to get kids and families involved through activities like Saturday Family Day, a Foodbank volunteer program. On the second Saturday of every month (9:30 – 11 am) , the community is invited to come visit the facilities, tour, and take part in a volunteer project.

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Will you JOIN JACOB this summer? For information about Join Jacob, the triathlon team, and Saturday Family Day volunteer sessions, contact Jen Mansbach.

Thanks to our generous Community Sponsors!




A special thank you to Joe Coito, Race Director of Santa Barbara Triathlon, Inc., for supporting Join Jacob.