Author Archives: Calia Minassian

All At Once with Jack Johnson

The Foodbank of Santa Barbara County is teaming up with Jack Johnson on his 2017 Summer Tour and All At Once, a social action network connecting nonprofits with people who want to become active in their local and world community. All At Once promotes sustainable local food systems and plastic free initiatives and encourages action through the Capture Your Commitment campaign.

Join us at the Jack Johnson concert in Santa Barbara on July 17, 2017 at the Santa Barbara Bowl and show your support of ending hunger in our community.

Jack Johnson’s charity is matching donations contributed to us at the show or directly to our organization through September 1st, up to a total of $2500. Make a contribution right now and your money will be doubled by the Johnson Ohana Foundation! Donate today.

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Vegetable Spaghetti Pasta

The Vegetable Spaghetti from our Healthy School Pantry program is a must try if you’re looking for a DELICIOUS dinner idea! See the full recipe below…

 

Ingredients

1- lbs Spaghetti pasta

1/4 cup green onions, chopped

1 cup diced carrots, peeled

1 pack veggie slaw

1/2 cup corn, fresh or can

1 cup diced onion, small

1 cup celery diced, small

1 lbs Broccoli, cut into small florets

2 tbs oil

Salt & pepper

Optional (fresh garlic , dried basil or oregano )

 

Cooking Directions

1) Heat sautéed pan with oil over medium heat

2) Add prepped onions, carrots and celery in to pan mix evenly cook for 2 mins

3) Add prepped broccoli and veggie slaw cook for 1 or 2 minutes

4) Add cooked spaghetti pasta stir well for 1 minute

5) Then add spaghetti sauce or tomato sauce and cook 2 minutes

6) Season with Salt and pepper for taste

 

Cooking pasta directions

1) Bring 4 qts water to rapid boil

2) Add pasta and stir

3) Stir frequently, uncovered, for 10-12 minutes

4) Drain and run cold water over until cooled

Serving for 6

Noozhawk: Hungry Crowd Shows Up For Lompoc Empty Bowls Fundraiser

A rainy day provided the perfect setting Wednesday for soup-seeking attendees at the Lompoc Empty Bowls event. The 13th annual benefit for the Foodbank of Santa Barbara County drew hundreds of people to the Dick DeWees Community & Senior Center on West Ocean Avenue. Assorted restaurants and other organizations provided gourmet soups served in hand-painted bowls, with bread and water making up the remainder of the simple meal.

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Santa Barbara Independent: Welcome to the Department of Food Security

What Does the Term ‘Food Insecurity’ Really Mean?

Food insecurity. It’s a confusing term, and one that I’ve never liked. Yet it’s the term that best describes what the Foodbank faces from many thousands of seniors and families in the County. We are not facing starvation, and hunger is not the right word either. Hunger just describes a symptom. We are hungry, and if we solve the problem today, we will still be hungry tomorrow.

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