Featured Event

Feb
01 - 28

Food Security Challenge

Our CEO Erik Talkin embarks on the Food Security Challenge this February. He will survive on just $6.46/day to raise critical awareness and bring attention to the food insecure seniors in Santa Barbara County. Stay tuned to our social channels for updates from Erik, and follow him along this challenging journey at foodsecuritychallenge.com

The Foodbank encourages the community to get involved! The public can:

  • Follow Talkin’s month-long experience on his Food Security Challenge blog: foodsecuritychallenge.com
  • Follow & share on social media, subscribe to Foodbank news updates
  • Download the Food Security Challenge Toolkit (PDF) and take the challenge yourself and share your experience with the Foodbank!
  • DONATE! Financial donations make the most impact – $250 will sponsor 1 of the 1,692 seniors in the Foodbank Brown Bag program for a year.
  • VOLUNTEER! The Foodbank is always seeking eager volunteers who are passionate about making a difference in the lives of thousands of food insecure members of the community.
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March

Mar
22

Lompoc Empty Bowls 2017

For a donation of $25 participants 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. Last year, the Foodbank provided 1,351,774 pounds of nutritious food (230,315 more meals than last year) to 16,229 children, families, seniors and adults in Lompoc.

For more information about the event and sponsorship opportunities, please contact:
Darlene Chavez, Development Coordinator (805)937-3422 x 106 or dchavez@foodbanksbc.org.

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May

May
07

Fork & Cork 2017

Join us for the 4th Annual Santa Barbara Fork & Cork Classic on May 7, 2017 at Santa Barbara’s Fess Parker Doubletree Resort.

Food and wine aficionados will savor tastings from an array of Premium Select wines and enjoy gourmet dishes prepared by over 20 plus Santa Barbara County Top chefs and restaurants. Join us and enjoy Santa Barbara’s fantastic wine and food, entertainment, fun games and one of a kind Silent and Live Auction items. Come meet the Winemakers & Chefs and mix & mingle with your friends.

Early Bird tickets are on sale now! Don’t miss this opportunity to purchase your Fork & Cork Classic tickets at a special pre-sale price: $80 for General Admission and $110 for VIP, now through February 28th!

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October

Oct
14

Table of Life 2017

Bringing together local chefs, winemakers and foodies to celebrate Santa Barbara County’s finest and support thousands of low-income children whose health is impacted by poor nutrition.

Thank you for attending our 2017 Table of Life event. Through your generosity, we hope to meet our $250,000 goal to support the nutritional health of children in our community.

SAVE THE DATE for the 6th Annual Table of Life Gala on October 14, 2017.

 

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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 will be available at the door.

Tickets on sale soon!

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November

Nov
12

Santa Barbara Empty Bowls 2017

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.

Tickets on sale soon!

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