Category: Events

End Summer Hunger


In Santa Barbara County, A staggering 84% of children in our county receive free or reduced-priced lunches during the school year, and don’t receive any meal assistance during the summer. That’s over 34,000 kids.

This summer, we need to raise $100,000 to provide healthy food to kids in our community who will go hungry during the summer months. With your donation, you can help feed these kids and end summer hunger. Give today & help us end summer hunger! You can donate here.



Santa Barbara Fermentation Festival

The 6th annual Santa Barbara Fermentation Festival will showcase local and regional experts on the history, benefits and preparation of fermented foods. This year, the Foodbank is the nonprofit beneficiary and will receive a percentage of the event proceeds. Tickets on sale now.

The festival includes samples of 75+ artisan fermented foods from 40+ exhibitors, three stages featuring local and regional experts, and interactive hands-on activities. This all-ages experiential one-day festival celebrates the importance of traditionally fermented foods and beverages and empowers attendees to make these foods at home.

LOCATION: Rancho La Patera & Stow House 304 N. Los Carneros Road, Goleta, CA, 93117

Oct 8, 2016 – Table of Life Gala

Your donation sponsors 5 children enrolled in our Feed the Future programs. Each child receives delicious, fresh produce and food literacy training.

Garden Party Attire: Hats, flats, semi-formal. This is not a black tie event.
Valet parking provided at estate entrance.

Date: October 8, 2016
Time: 4 pm – 7 pm
Host/Location: Jim & Stephanie Sokolove’s Montecito Estate
1569 East Valley Road, Montecito CA 93108

Honoring: Deckers Brands & Maryan Schall
Co-Chairs: Ann Daniel & Nancy Sheldon
Band & Entertainment: Doublewide Kings

Honorary Committee: Stephen Aizenstat, Michelle Apodaca, Mike & Tracy Bollag, Marybeth Carty, Ann Daniel, Phyllis De Picciotto, Danyel Dean, Robert & Christine Emmons, Alan Ghitterman, Maren Hasen, Perri Harcourt, Richard & Karen Heimberg, Palmer & Susan Jackson, Morrie & Irma Jurkowitz, Neil & Jill Levinson, Sara Miller Mccune, Archie Mclaren, Arlene Montesano, Bill & Sandi Nicholson, Natalie Orfalea, Tom Parker, Eric & Nina Phillips, Lady Leslie Ridley-Tree, Stan Roden, Susan Rose, Alison Wrigley Rusack & Geoff Rusack, Ken & Jo Saxon, Maryan Schall, Mike & Nancy Sheldon, Chuck & Missy Sheldon, Jim & Stephanie Sokolove, Nina Terzian, Mike & Anne Towbes, Jim & Sherry Villanueva

Host Committee: Marybeth Carty, Ann Daniel, Eva Haller, Nancy Sheldon, Stephanie Sokolove & Nina Terzian

Fruit of the Earth Champion

School of Knowledge Sponsor

Feed the Future Supporter

Other Contributions

Fifth Annual Table of Life Gala
a garden party benefitting the Foodbank

Bringing together the local food industry, chefs, restaurateurs, wine makers and foodies to celebrate Santa Barbara County’s finest. This year, the Foodbank is proud to honor, Lady Leslie Ridley-Tree and Sherry Villanueva for their leadership and steadfast commitment to improving food security. The Table of Life Gala will be held at Jim and Stephanie Sokolove’s beautiful Montecito Estate on Saturday, October 17, 2015. Proceeds will support the nutritional health of our community through building and inspiring our next generation of culinary talent. Learn more about Feed the Future programs. Event is limited to 200 guests.

Restaurants & Chefs: Updated information coming soon. 

2016 Sponsorship Levels 
Fruit of the Earth Champion $30,000 – includes 10 person table
Garden of the Earth $20,000 – includes 10 person table
School of Knowledge $10,000 – includes 10 person table
Feed the Future Supporter $5,000 – includes 5 person table

For sponsorship, please contact: Jane Lindsey, (805) 967-5741 X 101

BUY TICKETS NOW! Tickets are $1,000. Your donation sponsors 20 children enrolled in our Feed the Future programs. Each child receives delicious, fresh produce and food literacy training.

Dec 13 – The Old Town Orcutt Parade

Our friends at the Orcutt LC Community Foundation, Inc. have chosen the Foodbank as nonprofit beneficiary of the parade on December 13, 2014.

2014 Poster website

For over half a century, the Old Town Orcutt Christmas Parade has demonstrated the very best of small town spirit and community involvement – it is truly an old-fashioned community event and continues to remain deeply rooted in tradition. Participants represent local groups, organizations and businesses; you’ll see small floats and marching bands, kids on tricycles and ladies on Vespas. Best of all, Santa always makes his appearance!

Begun and managed by the Orcutt Volunteer Fire Department until it was disbanded/absorbed into the Santa Barbara County Fire Dept. in 2008, the Parade is now managed by the volunteers of the Orcutt LC Community Foundation, Inc. The Foundation has partnered with the International Association of Lions Clubs through the participation of the local Orcutt Lions Club, who meet at the “Lions Den” at 126 S. Broadway, located between the Union 76 Station and “Jack’s” Restaurant. The Lions of District 4-A3, stretching from Ventura county through San Luis Obispo county, are represented by the Old Town Parade.

The Parade starts promptly at noon on the second Saturday in December (rain or shine!), beginning on South Broadway before turning east onto Clark Avenue, and continuing all the way to Twitchell Street. Parade viewers quickly fill both sides of these streets so be sure to grab a spot early!

Parade visitors are encouraged to support the Foodbank by bringing non-perishable items to donate along the parade route!

Dec 9 – Messiah Sing Along

34th Annual Messiah Sing Along

When: Tuesday, December 9 at 7:30 PM
Where: First Presbyterian Church (corner of State & Constance)

TICKETS ON SALE at Chaucer’s Bookstore (Loreta Plaza)
and Granada Books (1224 State Street)

Price: $10

There will be a full orchestra,
with Phil McLendon (Conductor) and Jim Mooy (Orchestra Director).

Tickets and scores available at the door, the evening of the event.

Dec 1-31 Hunger-Free Holidays

Make the Holidays Bright for our Neighbors in Need

During the holidays, help us reach our 1 million meal goal by raising $160,000. Click here to Donate today.

Get Involved

Hold a Food & Funds Drive – Sign up here at the bottom of the page
Oct 13 – Dec 12 – KSBY Season of Hope
Dec 13 – 9:30–11am Saturday Family Days at the Santa Barbara Warehouse
**Warehouses will be open for drop-off donations during all above events**

Contributions are accepted at the following locations:

Santa Barbara Warehouse:
4554 Hollister Ave.
Santa Barbara, CA 93110
Mon – Fri 7 am – 3:30 pm
Santa Maria Warehouse:
490 W. Foster Road
Santa Maria, CA 93455
Mon – Fri 7 am – 3:30 pm


Give A Meal Triple Match

Triple Your Gift Thanks to Bank of America’s Give A Meal Match

Give today and your gift will be double matched. Through this great opportunity, we can make sure that children, seniors and working families have nutritious meals through the winter season. With our everyday efficiencies, for every $1 donated, we can distribute 8 nutritious meals. Our goal is to raise $25,000 and raise $75,000 by November 30th.

Please do give generously before the triple-matched funds run out.


Here’s how to triple your gift:

  • Please go to
  • Select “Donate”
  • Enter your Zip Code
  • Enter your Donation Amount
  • Click on “Your Local Food Bank” – under Select a location to designate gift
  • Complete the gift entry, and lastly
  • Email your receipt to so we may thank you personally.

If you have any questions or thoughts you would like to share, please reach out to us at (805) 967-5741 x 110 or

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