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AugOct
01 - 31
A team of 22 adults and children in matching neon lime green t-shirts stand smiling on the beach wearing medals around their necks from the Santa Barbara Triathlon

JOIN JACOB 2017

Santa Barbara Triathlon Team to Benefit the Foodbank

In 2012, then 8-year old Jacob Mansbach volunteered at the Foodbank and saw an opportunity to make a difference. Combining his love for triathlons with his desire to help kids in his community, Jacob took on his first Santa Barbara Triathlon and began fundraising for the Foodbank. Through his efforts, Jacob has inspired all ages to donate, volunteer and get fit.

Jacob was joined by his brother Joseph in 2013, and each summer, the boys invite a team of elementary and junior high school kids to participate. Since 2012, the JOIN JACOB team has raised an amazing $70,000 for the Foodbank. Learn more here.

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October

Oct
25

Santa Maria Empty Bowls 2017

For a $25 ticket donation, Empty Bowls guests choose a beautiful handmade bowl, enjoy a simple meal of soup, bread and water, and take home the bowl as a reminder of the meal’s purpose: to feed the hungry in the Santa Maria community.

Santa Maria Empty Bowls will feature a Raffle Extravaganza that includes a selection of wines, restaurant and entertainment certificates, jewelry, and much more—something for everyone! Raffle tickets may be purchased with your event ticket or at the door.

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November

Nov
12

Santa Barbara Empty Bowls 2017 — 20th Year!

Join the Foodbank for the 20th ANNUAL Santa Barbara Empty Bowls

Empty Bowls is a community event to end hunger alongside neighbors and friends. Local restaurants donate delicious fresh soup and bread. Guests savor the meal in one-of-a-kind bowls created by local ceramicists, then take the bowls home to treasure as a gift and reminder of hunger in our community. After your lunch, tour the Foodbank next door and learn about ways to get involved.

For a ticket donation of $30, guests choose a beautiful handmade bowl, enjoy a simple meal of soup, bread and water, and take home the bowl as a reminder of the meal’s purpose to feed the hungry in our community.

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