Category: Events

Join Jacob & Spencer’s Saturday Family Day Food Drive & Festival

Join us for a special Saturday Family Day this November 12 at the Santa Barbara warehouse.  We are hosting a Thanksgiving food drive and volunteer festival. Bring your food donations to drop off: frozen turkeys and chickens and foods from the list in the link below. We will have bike blenders for the kids to make smoothies, volunteer activities for the whole family, Apples to Zuchinni Cooking School will teach kids to make a healthly snack and Spencer of Spencer the Gardner will perform his “Gobble Song” live. Come join the fun and help the Foodbank!

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Food drive items needed: here

Where:  Foodbank of Santa Barbara County, 4554 Hollister Avenue

When:  Saturday, November 12,  9:30 – 12:00, come at any time and stay as long as you wish

Sign up here:  http://signup.com/go/B6AsrH

We will run these activities all morning so feel free to come when you can and leave when you need to!

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End Summer Hunger

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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.

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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

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2017 SAVE THE DATE: 6th Annual Table of Life Gala, September 30, 2017

GARDEN PARTY ATTIRE: SEMI-FORMAL, HATS AND FLATS. 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
www.tableoflife.org

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Honoring: Deckers Brands and Maryan Schall
Co-Chairs: Ann Daniel and Nancy Sheldon
Band & Entertainment: Doublewide Kings and Fred Kass,  MD, Cancer Center of Santa Barbara
Featured Chefs: Michael Hutchings, Christine Dahl and Stephanie Sokolove

Host Committee:
MICHELLE APODACA, MARYBETH CARTY, ANN DANIEL, REBECCA GOEBEL, EVA HALLER,
PALMER JACKSON JR., JILL LEVINSON, DC MCGUIRE, SARAH MUZZY, CATHERINE PICKETT, NANCY SHELDON, STEPHANIE SOKOLOVE, NINA TERZIAN AND DIANE ZIPPERSTEIN

Honorary Committee: STEPHEN AIZENSTAT • MICHELLE APODACA • MIKE AND TRACY BOLLAG • MARYBETH CARTY • ANN DANIEL • PHYLLIS DE PICCIOTTO • DANYEL DEAN • ROBERT AND CHRISTINE EMMONS • ALAN GHITTERMAN •  PERRY GIBSON AND KENNETH KRAUS • REBECCA GOEBEL • CARLA HAHN • EVA HALLER • MAREN HASEN • PERRI HARCOURT • RICHARD AND KAREN HEIMBERG • PALMER AND SUSAN JACKSON • MORRIE AND IRMA JURKOWITZ • BARRY AND JILL KITNICK • NEIL AND JILL LEVINSON • SARA MILLER MCCUNE • ARCHIE MCLAREN •  ARLENE MONTESANO • BILL AND SANDI NICHOLSON • NATALIE ORFALEA • TOM PARKER •   ERIC AND NINA PHILLIPS • LADY LESLIE RIDLEY-TREE • STAN RODEN • SUSAN ROSE • ALISON WRIGLEY RUSACK AND GEOFF RUSACK • KEN AND JO SAXON • MARYAN SCHALL • MIKE AND NANCY SHELDON • CHUCK AND MISSY SHELDON • STEPHEN SINGLETON AND CHRISTOPHER TEASLEY • STEPHANIE AND JIM SOKOLOVE • TOM AND HEATHER STURGESS • NINA TERZIAN • MIKE AND ANNE TOWBES • JIM AND SHERRY VILLANUEVA • DIANE AND STEVEN ZIPPERSTEIN

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DECKERS BRAND
NEIL AND JILL LEVINSON AND MORRIE AND IRMA JURKOWITZ
MARYAN SCHALL
MISSY AND CHUCK SHELDON AND NANCY AND MIKE SHELDON
STEPHANIE AND JIM SOKOLOVE

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ARLINGTON FINANCIAL ADVISORS
ANN JACKSON FAMILY FOUNDATION
MIKE AND TRACY BOLLAG
MARCY CARSEY
COTTAGE HEALTH
BOB AND CHRISTINE EMMONS
PERRI HARCOURT
SARAH AND RYAN MUZZY
SAGE PUBLICATIONS
WARREN AND MARY LYNN STALEY
STRADLING, YOCCA, CARLSON & RAUTH
HEATHER AND TOM STURGESS
VENOCO, INC.

Patron
FRANK ABATEMARCO, TODD BOGDAN, DAN AND MEG BURNHAM, GIANNA AND PAUL COLOMBO, ANN DANIEL, KATHLEEN AD GEORGE DISKANT, PERRY GIBSON AND KENNETH KRAUS, SHELLEY AND RICK FOGG, MAREN HANSEN AND STEPHEN AIZENSTAT, VICKI AND BOB HAZARD, KAREN AND RICHARD HEIMBERG,  MAIA KIKERPILL AND DANIEL NASH, CHEF MICHAEL HUTCHINGS AND CHRISTINE DAHL, DOROTHY LARGAY, CARL E. LINDROS, PAMELA AND DANIEL MACAL, SIRI AD BOB MARSHALL, ALICIA AND JIM MCFARLANE, ROSEMARY AND NICHOLAS MUTTON, RANDI MILLER AND TERRY CUNNINGHAM, BETSEY AND JOHN MOLLER, MONTECITO BANK & TRUST, MISSION WEALTH MANAGEMENT, CAROL AND STEPHEN OLSON, PACIFIC COAST BUSINESS TIMES, H. SMITH RICHARDSON III, ALISON WRIGLEY RUSACK AND GEOFF RUSACK, SANTA BARBARA CITY COLLEGE FOUNDATION, KEN AND JO SAXON, JEAN SCHUYLER, ROBERTSON SHORT, SIGNATURE PARKING, BARRY SPECTOR, SUMMERLAND WINERY, THE TENT MERCHANT, WAL-MART, WELLS FARGO, DAVID AND KAYE WILLETTE, CAROL AND PHILLIP WYATT AND VILLAGE PROPERTIES

 

Fifth Annual Table of Life Gala
a garden party benefiting 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, Maryan Schall and Deckers Brand 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 8, 2016. 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. SOLD OUT

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
Patron Ticket $1000 – includes 2 gala tickets

 

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.

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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 economies of scale, for every $1 donated, we 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.

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Here’s how to triple your gift:

  • Please go to www.bankofamerica.com/give.
  • Select “Donate”
  • Enter your Zip Code (must be SB County)
  • 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 info@foodbanksbc.org 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 info@foodbanksbc.org.