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October 21 Foodbank Partners Summit

Now in its third year, this summit for leaders of Santa Barbara County’s hunger relief organizations kicks off with an engaging keynote address from Elaine Waxman, Vice President of Research and Analysis at Feeding America.

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Peer networking and two high-powered breakout sessions will offer nourishing food for thought. Guests will break between the breakout sessions for a delicious lunch. Following the summit, guests are invited to a social mixer with wine and light snacks. Transportation will be provided to and from our Santa Maria Warehouse location.

Join us on Tuesday, October 21st from 9am – 4:30pm at La Casa de Maria 800 El Bosque Rd. Santa Barbara, CA 93108

Questions about the event? Contact Director of Community Impact, Bonnie Campbell, at (805) 967-5741 x121

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Details on each breakout session and transportation for North County guests to follow via email

Thanks to our Community Sponsors

Lunch Sponsor

Afternoon Break

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 Breakfast and Snacks


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Wine Mixer Sponsor

Cynthia & Dennis Peterson

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Interested in sponsorship? Contact Development Manager SC,
Misha Karbelnig, at (805) 967-5741 x119

Sponsorship Benefits & Details


Sept 13 Casino Nights

Join us for an fun-filled evening of Vegas-style entertainment, prizes, and music!
Professional casino dealers! Photo Booth! DJ! Karaoke! Raffle with thousands of dollars worth of prizes!!!

The first 100 people to buy their tickets online will be entered into a special raffle – the prize is worth $1,800. You have a 1 in 100 chance of winning!

Buy your tickets and receive one additional raffle ticket!

Thanks to Thomas Kaufmann

Thanks to Thomas Kaufmann!!

I met Thomas when I was staffing a booth for the Foodbank at a community event. He was very excited to get involved with the Foodbank and expressed an interest in teaching children how to cook. Thomas has volunteered to help with our Turkey Drive, staffing our booth at community events, creating flyers to promote our cause, and providing his entrepreneurship and marketing mentorship expertise to the Foodbank.

From getting to know Thomas, I’ve discovered that he is quite the entrepreneur and is passionate about helping people. Thomas is Founder and CEO ofOtojoy, a wireless hearing loop system that enhances the sounds people want to hear and filters out the sounds people don’t want to hear.

Thomas also provides business development leadership and mentorship in a number of start-up groups and competitions. His team recently launched a start-up venture called Omza in 54 hours at Start-Up Weekend Santa Barbara! Omza is a mobile phone application that allows yoga instructors the ability simplify the scheduling process and list all classes they teach in one place.

Thomas is the only person I know who can operate multiple businesses and provide mentorship in several start-up ventures while simultaneously engaging in a variety of extra-curricular activities AND he still takes the time to help me and the Foodbank!