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Edward Jones Branch Supports Foodbank

Santa Ynez Valley News

November 20, 2014




Edward Jones Branch Supports Foodbank

Kelly Hunziker and Jim Watts, Edward Jones financial advisors in Solvang, are supporting the Santa Barbara County Food Bank by using their offices as a drop-off location for a canned food drive.

Local residents and businesses may help by bringing in items to the Edward Jones branch offices during regular business hours from Nov. 10 to Dec. 15.

The items needed for the food drive include: rice, beans, soups, cereal, pasta, peanut butter, canned fruit and vegetables, canned meats, fruit juice, coffee and tea, flour and sugar.

The branch addresses are: 650 Alamo Pintado Road, Suite 202, Solvang, CA 93463 and 595 Alamo Pintado Road, Suite B, Solvang.


Foodbank of Santa Barbara County holding annual Thanksgiving Drive

Amigos 805

November 20, 2014



> Through Nov. 26 — Foodbank of Santa Barbara County holding annual Thanksgiving Drive

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Thanksgiving Drive-Through Attracts Donors with Street Rods

Santa Maria Times

November 15, 2014




Thanksgiving Drive-Thru attracts donors with street rods


Bent Axels president Larry Eskew hands Santa Barbara County Foodbanks Community Leadership Coordinator Darlene Chavez a check for five hundred dollars Friday during the annual Thanksgiving Drive-Thru in-front of Albertson’s.

The Bent Axles Car Club teamed up with the Foodbank of Santa Barbara County on Friday to bring in donations at a Thanksgiving Drive-Thru event.

“We support the foodbank, you bet,” club President Larry Eskew said.

Darlene Chavez, the foodbank’s community leadership coordinator, hoped that the Bent Axles’ street rods would attract the attention of potential donors in the parking lot of the Albertsons on Broadway.

“We want to make this not just a drop-off but an event,” Chavez said.

The Drive-Thru is in its third year, and Eskew said the club’s members have helped every year.

The event also included a free hot dog for donors, as well as music from 99.1 KXFM.

Eskew, who drove his beige 1933 Ford Tudor to the event, said he expected 20 to 25 of the club’s members to bring their cars out.

“We try to support the community however we can,” he said. “This is one of the ways.”

The foodbank’s goal for this year’s Thanksgiving Drive is to collect 4,500 turkeys or chickens by Nov. 22. Last year, 3,500 were donated.

The foodbank also hopes to raise $160,000 in cash donations, $15,000 of which will be matched by Wells Fargo.

Chavez hoped that 300 turkeys or chickens would be donated during the Drive-Thru on Friday. She said 150 to 200 birds have been donated in previous years.

“I donate every year,” Bill McKindley said after dropping a frozen turkey in a cooler.

Cash and nonperishable foods were also accepted at the Drive-Thru.

Eskew said that Bent Axles also made a $500 donation to the drive.

Chavez said that the location makes it easier than dropping of a donation at the foodbank’s facility.

“One of the big reasons that we do this is it’s next to a grocery store,” she said. “It’s just really convenient.”

Donors who missed the Drive-Thru can still donate to the Thanksgiving drive by dropping off contributions at the foodbank’s Santa Maria facility at 490 W. Foster Road from 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. Hours will be extended to 5:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Foodbank staff will also accept donations Nov. 22 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

For more information visit foodbanksbc.org or call 967-5741.


Bob Viadella donates a turkey to the Santa Barbara County Foodbank Friday during the annual Thanksgiving Drive-Thru in-front of Albertson’s.

Preschool Students Collect Turkeys for Food Bank


November 19, 2014




Preschool students collect turkeys for food bank

11-20-2014 8-54-04 AM

Thanksgiving is about a week away and some local preschoolers have been working for the past few months to help provide turkeys for Central Coast families in need. Kids at Bryant’s AAA Club in Lompoc raised about $1,200 during their third annual turkey drive.

On Wednesday, the kids used that money to buy turkeys for the Santa Barbara County Foodbank. Organizers say they were following in the footsteps of KSBY’s Season of Hope campaign. They say the turkeys weighed in at 944 pounds.

SBCC Baseball Team Holding Youth Camp, Canned Food Drive on Saturday

Santa Barbara Rivera

November 28th




SBCC Baseball Team Holding Youth Camp, Canned Food Drive on Saturday

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Posted on 11.28.2014 2:41 p.m.

The SBCC baseball team is holding a Youth Camp on Saturday to help out local families during the holiday season.

The cost is a canned food donation (or several), which will be donated to the Foodbank of Santa Barbara County.

“This is a great event to help us teach the great game of baseball while helping those in need,” Vaquero head coach Jeff Walker said.

The camp is for kids ages 5 to 13 and will be held at Pershing Park from 10 a.m. to noon. You can RSVP by emailing your name and your kid’s name to Coach Walker at [email protected].

— Dave Loveton is the sports information coordinator for SBCC.

SBCC Baseball Team Holding Youth Camp, Canned Food Drive on Saturday

SBCC Baseball Team Holding Youth Camp, Canned Food Drive on Saturday