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!
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!
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.
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
The 13th Annual California Wine Festival, in beautiful Santa Barbara, CA one of the largest outdoor wine festivals in the state! This event is a great way to explore the wonderful wineries California has to offer, lots of live music & of course, fun! Tickets available here.
GARDEN PARTY ATTIRE: SEMI-FORMAL, HATS AND FLATS. VALET PARKING PROVIDED AT ESTATE ENTRANCE.
Date: October 14, 2017
Time: 4 pm – 7 pm program and dinner, plus dancing with Doublewide Kings 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Host/Location: Jim & Stephanie Sokolove’s Montecito Estate
Honoring: JEFF BRIDGES
Honorary Chair: Maryan Schall
Co-Chairs: Ann Daniel and Nancy Sheldon
Band & Entertainment: Doublewide Kings
Food Created by: Rincon Catering
Host Committee: to be announced
Honorary Committee: to be announced
6th Annual Table of Life Gala
a garden party benefiting the Foodbank
This year, the Foodbank is proud to honor Jeff Bridges for his faithful service in seeing No Kid Hungry in our time. The Table of Life will be held at Jim and Stephanie Sokolove’s beautiful Montecito Estate. Proceeds will support the nutritional health of our community through building and inspiring our next generation of culinary talent. Learn more about Foodbank nutrition programs for children: Feed the Future. Event is limited to 200 guests.
Now Accepting: 2017 Sponsorship Levels & Benefits
Platinum $30,000 – includes 10 person table
Gold $20,000 – includes 10 person table
Silver $10,000 – includes 10 person table
Bronze $5,000 – includes 5 person table
To sponsor, contact Matt Neal, Director of Strategic Gifts, via email or phone (805) 967 – 5741 x 116. Deadline is June 1, 2017 for inclusion in printed materials.
Artwork by: Penelope Gottlieb
Our friends at the Orcutt LC Community Foundation, Inc. have chosen the Foodbank as nonprofit beneficiary of the parade on December 13, 2014.
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!
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)
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.
During the holidays, help us reach our 1 million meal goal by raising $160,000. Click here to Donate today.
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 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.
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 email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.