Food Action Plan

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Link to Food Action Plan_Executive Summary
Link to Food Action Plan_Full Report

The Santa Barbara County FOOD ACTION PLAN is the result of a broad and diverse community effort to examine the opportunities and challenges of the region’s food system – which includes the growing, harvesting, processing, packing, transporting, selling and eating of food as well as the disposing of food waste.

“This process is all about three of my favorite things: good food, decisive action to increase nutritional health and a plan to make it all happen. It is an opportunity for our county to maximize the sustainable use of its incredible food resources to build the health, economic  and environmental well being of everyone who lives here. The plan is not designed to sit on a shelf but to serve as a living, growing, rallying point for us all to make it happen, ” said Erik Talkin, CEO Foodbank.

The Foodbank & the Community Environmental Council spearheaded the project, in partnership with the Santa Barbara Foundation & the Orfalea Foundation. This plan is the result of a two-year, broad and diverse community effort to examine the opportunities and challenges of the region’s food system – which includes the growing, harvesting, processing, packing, transporting, selling and eating of food as well as the disposing of food waste.  To make our food system more resilient for future generations, the plan calls upon our community to:  invest in our food economy, invest in our health and wellness, invest in our community and invest in our foodshed.

We invite you to examine the results of 1,200 hours of volunteer time and involvement by over 200 community members. Food can shape our community’s future well-being.

Take Action. Here are four steps you can take:
1) Read the Executive Summary 2) Volunteer 3) Donate 4) Join Our Mailing List

For more information or questions, please contact Foodbank CEO, Erik Talkin.
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