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Distribución de Comida de Emergencia de Foodbank del Condado de Santa Bárbara en las Secuelas de la Inundación de Montecito

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Enero 16, 2018

Distribución de Comida de Emergencia de Foodbank del Condado de Santa Bárbara en las Secuelas de la Inundación de Montecito

Foodbank colabora para proveer comida saludable y productos frescos para evacuados, personal de primera intervención, estudiantes y aquellos enfrentando perdida de trabajo o ingresos relacionados a la inundación  

(Santa Bárbara, CA / enero 16, 2018) El Foodbank del Condado de Santa Bárbara  se asegura que productos frescos y abarrotes saludables para aquellos afectados por la Inundación de Montecito, el Incendio Thomas y los impactos económicos resultantes. A lo largo de lo que promete ser una recuperación prolongada, el Foodbank adaptara planes para proveer comida para satisfacer las necesidades y poblaciones especificas a través del Condado de Santa Bárbara.

A través de una variedad de ubicaciones y colaboraciones esta semana y la próxima, el Foodbank provea frutas frescas y vegetales, bocadillos saludables, abarrotes saludables, sin costo, a los siguientes:

  • Evacuados del Alberge de la Cruz Roja en el Colegio Comunitario de Santa Bárbara (SBCC);
  • Aquellos viviendo o refugiándose en el oeste o este de Santa Bárbara y en Carpintería;
  • 400 estudiantes de la escuela Montecito Union y sus familias mientras que su enseñanza se traslada a SBCC;
  • Personas de primera intervención en Earl Warren Showgrounds; y
  • La Comunidad en total en el Centro Local de Asistencia del Contado de Santa Bárbara.

Ubicaciones de distribución de emergencia de comida que están abiertas al público son las siguientes:

Iglesia St. Joseph / Catholic Charities, Carpintería
En colaboración con nuestra organización social Food Share, Inc. del Condado de Ventura, el Foodbank de Santa Bárbara provea productos frescos y abarrotes saludables para aquellos viviendo o refugiándose en Carpintería.
Miércoles – viernes,17-19 de enero / 10am – 3pm
1532 Linden Ave., Carpintería, 93013

Westside Community Center
Productos frescos con bocadillos saludables y abarrotes disponibles para todos.
Miercoles, 17 de enero/ 10am – 2pm
423 West Victoria St., Santa Bárbara, 93101

Escuela Harding University Partnership
1625 Robbins St., Santa Bárbara, 93101
Jueves & viernes, 18-19 de enero / 2:30-4:30pm

Mercado del Centro Comunitario Franklin
Distribución de frutas frescas y vegetales al estilo de mercado.
Cada jueves / 1pm
1136 E. Montecito St., Santa Bárbara, 93103

Centro Local de Asistencia del Condado de Santa Bárbara
Miembros de la comunidad pueden recoger bolsas llenas con productos frescos y abarrotes saludables, y obtener información acerca de cómo y en donde pueden dar y recibir ayuda.
Lunes a viernes, 17 de enero a 2 de febrero / 11am – 6:30pm
Sabados, 20 & 27 de enero, 3 de febrero / 10am – 2pm
Calvary Chapel, 1 N. Calle Cesar Chavez, #21, Santa Bárbara, 93013

Todos son bienvenidos. Papeleo/documentación no es necesario y no se requiere inscripción.

Detalles para otras distribuciones de comida abajo:

Santa Bárbara City College (SBCC)
La escuela Montecito Union ha trasladado su instrucción para la mayoría de sus 400 estudiantes a SBCC. Frutas frescas y vegetales en formato de puesto de mercado serán disponibles después de escuela. Más de 10% de los estudiantes de MUS califican para almuerzo gratis o a precio reducido.
Viernes, 19 de enero / después de escuela

Comida Fresca para Personal de Primera Intervención
Bocadillos saludables para personal de primera intervención
Entregada diario
Base de Incidente, Earl Warren Showgrounds

Foodbank pide el apoyo comunitario para proveer comida para todos los afectados por la Inundación de Montecito. Aquellos que quieran contribuir pueden hacer clic aquí o visitar foodbanksbc.org, haz clic en “Dona” y selecciona “Alivio de Hambre del Incendio Thomas & Inundación.”

Los efectos continuos de la inundación de Montecito son extendidos y serán de largo plazo. Adicionalmente a aquellos que fueron desplazados por evacuación o pérdida de su hogar, hay muchos más que trabajan en los hogares y negocios de la comunidad de Montecito, los que trabajan por la hora en particular, han estado sin trabajo o ingresos por más de una semana, y muchos por más de un mes desde el incendio Thomas.

Normalmente, el Foodbank distribuye comida a través del Condado de Santa Bárbara a través de 300 organizaciones sin fin de lucro y programas.

Como parte de una red a través del estado y como miembro de la organización nacional de Feeding America, el Foodbank del Condado de Santa Bárbara es capaz de asegurar que comida pueda ser obtenida y entregada a ubicaciones inalcanzables por empleados del almacén de Foodbank.

Para proveer servicios a través del condado, aun sur de la clausura de la autopista del 101, el Foodbank trabajando con nuestra organización asociada Food Share, Inc. en Ventura para proveer comida para Carpintería.

Voluntarios que quieran ayudar se pueden escribir en http://foodbanksbc.org/give-help/volunteer/

El Foodbank es el único distribuidor de comida USDA en el Condado de Santa Bárbara, el proveedor principal de comida en caso de desastre en el condado, y el patrocinador fiscal de Santa Bárbara County VOAD.

Acerca del Food Bank del Condado de Santa Bárbara

El Foodbank del Condado de Santa Bárbara está transformando la salud del Condado de Santa Bárbara al eliminar el hambre e inseguridad de comida a través de buena nutrición y alfabetización de comida. Foodbank provee alimento y educación a través de sus programas destacados y una red de 300 socios de organizaciones sin fin de lucro. En el Condado de Santa Vibrara, uno en cuatro individuos recibe apoyo de comida del Foodbank, 38% de ellos son niños. El año pasado distribuyo 10 millones de libras de comida, la mitad fue productos frescos. Para más información visita www.foodbanksbc.org.

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Foodbank Establishes Emergency Thomas Fire & Flood Food Distribution Sites

The Foodbank is the primary provider of food in case of emergency in our region. We work with a strong network of government, health, school and private partners to ensure that everyone affected has access to fresh fruits and vegetables, healthy groceries, nutritious snacks and clean drinking water.

The Foodbank has identified and are serving the following populations:

  • Evacuees at the Red Cross Shelter at Santa Barbara City College (SBCC);
  • Those living or sheltering on Santa Barbara’s east and west sides and in Carpinteria, many of whom are experiencing loss of work/income since the Montecito flood, and who already had been similarly impacted by the Thomas fire;
  • 400 Montecito Union School students and families while instruction is relocated to SBCC;
  • First responders at Earl Warren Showgrounds; and
  • The community as a whole via the Santa Barbara County Local Assistance Center 

We will continue to meet nutrition needs as recovery from the Montecito Flood and Thomas Fire evolves. Here’s how you can help:

DONATE
At the Foodbank, $1 = 8 meals. How? Volume purchase, grocery rescue, grower and retailer donations, gleaning local orchards and private gardens, and a national and statewide network of foodbanks significantly lowers costs. Your monetary donation goes the furthest toward meeting evolving needs.

Donate online or donate by phone Monday through Friday (8am-5pm) at 805-967-5741 x101

VOLUNTEER
Volunteer opportunities include food sorting and bagging, staffing distribution sites, holding down the fort at the Local Assistance Center, gleaning fresh fruit and vegetables from local orchards and gardens, even writing notes of care and support to those receiving food!

Find opportunities and register to volunteer at www.foodbanksbc.org. For more information, contact Director of Community Engagement Rachael Quisel or call (805)403-2471

General questions?
Contact Marketing and Communications Manager Judith Smith-Meyer at (805) 967-5741 x104


WHERE & WHEN TO GET HELP


EMERGENCY FOOD DISTRIBUTION SITES
Fresh produce and healthy groceries for those displaced from their homes or facing economic dislocation resulting from lost income/work after the Montecito Flood. No paperwork required.

  • St. Joseph Church
    In collaboration with Catholic Charities and our sister Feeding America foodbank, Food Share, Inc. of Ventura County, we’re providing food to Carpinteria residents and evacuees.
    Wed-Fri, January 17-19 / 10am – 3pm
    1532 Linden Avenue Carpinteria, 93013
  • Westside Community Center
    Wed, January 17 / 10am – 2pm
    423 West Victoria Street, Santa Barbara, 93101
  • Harding University Partnership School
    Thurs & Fri, January 18 & 19 / 2:30-4:30pm
    1625 Robbins Street, Santa Barbara, 93101
  • Franklin Community Center
    Fresh fruits & veggies only
    Every Thursday / 1 pm
    1136 East Montecito Street, Santa Barbara, 93103
  • Santa Barbara County Local Assistance Center
    Mon-Fri, January 17 – February 3 / 11am – 6:30pm
    Saturdays, January 20 & 27, February 3 / 10am – 2pm
    Calvary Chapel, 1 North Calle Cesar Chavez, #21, Santa Barbara, 93103
  • Santa Barbara City College
    Montecito Union School has relocated instruction for most of its 400 students to SBCC. An after-school farm stand with fresh produce will be available for MUS students and families.
    Fri, January 19
  • Food for First Responders
    Healthy snacks for first responders delivered daily to Earl Warren Showgrounds

Diabetes & Nutrition Educator

Diabetes & Nutrition Educator

Organization: Foodbank of Santa Barbara County
Position Title: Diabetes & Nutrition Educator

Reports to: Community Programs Manager

Location: Santa Barbara, California

JOB CONTEXT:

The Foodbank of Santa Barbara County is looking for a Diabetes and Nutrition Educator who will be responsible for teaching a series of nutrition classes to diabetic and pre-diabetic participants in Santa Barbara. The nutrition classes are part of the Diabetes Impact Group program (DIG) of the Foodbank. DIG aims to reach out to food insecure families who have one or more family members with diabetes. The uniqueness of this program is that nutrition classes will be combined with access to diabetic-proof food packages for the duration of half a year. We operate with the understanding that people whit diabetes who are also food insecure can benefit more from nutrition classes if they are supported in getting access to healthy foods. The overall goal of DIG is to improve eating patterns, clinical outcomes, self-management skills and overall quality of life by providing nutrition education and healthy foods to participants.

OBJECTIVE OF JOB:

The responsibility of the educator is to improve participants’ knowledge of healthy nutrition as well as to improve their self-management skills by promoting changes in eating behavior and teaching ways to achieve this. The curriculum is inspired by the AADE7 Self Care Behaviors but has a strong focus on how healthy foods can support diabetes self-care. Each nutrition class involves a cooking component through which participants learn how to prepare healthy meals that help them to manage and improve their diabetic condition. The Diabetes & Nutrition Educator works closely with one or two (depending on class size) volunteer education assistant(s) who will assist the diabetes educator before, during and after class. The education assistant will also have a communicative role to ensure that knowledge is transferred successfully to the participants.

DUTIES and RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Prepare and teach a series of four diabetes education and nutrition classes (2.5 hours each) to food-insecure diabetic and pre-diabetic individuals, guided by a curriculum designed by the Foodbank.
  • Cooperate closely with the education assistant(s) on practicalities (e.g. course materials, attendance, preparation for cooking component of class, evaluations etc.) and further content of the classes.
  • Report on a regular basis to Community Programs Coordinator on how classes are going and suggest adjustments, if needed.
  • Facilitate the collection of (survey) data from participants during the first of the four classes that enables an evaluation on the impact of the DIG program.

EDUCATION and EXPERIENCE

  • Certified Diabetes Educator (preferred)/Registered Dietician/Nutritionist or comparable work experience
  • Background in nutrition
  • Interpersonal skills
  • Great communicator and motivator
  • Demonstrated commitment to supporting low-income and underserved populations
  • Experience in working with people that typically have only a high school education degree
  • Proven ability to build effective relationships
  • Strong intercultural skills
  • Bilingual, fluent in English and Spanish. Classes are taught in Spanish
  • Experience in teaching diabetes education classes preferred
  • Comfortable with working in a fast-paced, dynamic environment
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail and accuracy. Includes time management skills.
  • Flexible to adjustments to the DIG program (if needed)

CONTRACT DETAILS

Hourly rate:  Depends on experience

Maximum # of hours per series of classes:  Max. # of 30 hours over a time period of 4 weeks, including +/- 10 hours of teaching.

Commitment:    The first class series will begin in the first week of winter/spring 2018. A second series of classes will begin in spring/summer.

TO APPLY:

To apply for this position, please email your cover letter (max. ½ page) and resume to abarkett@foodbanksbc.org. Please visit our website for more information about our programs and organization at http://www.foodbanksbc.org

The Foodbank of Santa Barbara County embraces a philosophy that recognizes and values diversity. Our goal is to attract, develop, retain and promote a talented diverse workforce in a culture where all employees will contribute to their fullest potential