Statewide Drought Impacts Food Bank Programs

http://www.sbfoundation.org/pages/news-and-resources/statewide-drought-impacts-food-bank-programs Food distribution agencies are experiencing reduced supplies of fresh produce as a result of the statewide drought. According to the United States Drought Monitor, Santa Barbara County entered a category D-4 Exceptional Drought in February this year. The Foodbank of Santa Barbara County is already experiencing the effects of the projected three-year drought in […]

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Foodbank of Santa Barbara County Kicks off nutritional program

By KSBY Staff updated 6/13/2014 12:17:05 PM http://www.nbcnews.com/id/55402213/#.U5uFapRdWbM The Foodbank of Santa Barbara County kicked off one of its nutritional programs Thursday that’s aimed at kids. It’s called Picnic in the Park. About 300 kids enjoyed a healthy lunch Thursday at Grogan Park in Santa Maria. The program provides nutritious lunches and physical activities throughout summer when […]

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John Herzog trains youth triathletes raising money for Foodbank

http://presidiosports.com/2014/06/sports-volunteer-of-the-month-john-herzog-trains-youth-triathletes-raising-money-for-foodbank/ June 13, 2014 by Christina Markos 0 Comments Volunteer of the Month John Herzog with Kids4Foodbank team-founder Jacob Mansbach. Thanks to volunteer coach John Herzog, the Kids4Foodbank Triathlon Team will be well-prepared for this summer’s Santa Barbara Triathlon. The youth triathlon team is getting training tips from the Ironman athlete to help with their effort of raising money for the Foodbank of […]

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Foodbank of Santa Barbara County kicks off nutritional program

http://www.ksby.com/news/food-bank-of-santa-barbara-county-kicks-off-nutritional-program/ The Foodbank of Santa Barbara County kicked off one of its nutritional programs Thursday that’s aimed at kids.  It’s called Picnic in the Park. About 300 kids enjoyed a healthy lunch Thursday at GroganPark in Santa Maria. The program provides nutritious lunches and physical activities throughout summer when kids are out of school. “Picnic […]

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County Foodbank serves up summer meals

  http://santamariatimes.com/news/local/county-foodbank-serves-up-summer-meals/article_c27f0cd0-637e-571d-b899-462a3168e626.html Kids enjoy a free lunch at Grogan Park in Santa Maria during the kickoff event for the Foodbank’s Picnic in the Park Summer Food Program. The North County program aims to fill the gap after subsidized school meal programs end in the summer.  June 12, 2014 12:12 pm   Erin Lennon erin.lennon@lee.net Grogan Park was busy […]

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McCune Foundation Awards $330,000 in Social Justice Grants

http://www.noozhawk.com/article/mccune_foundation_awards_330000_in_social_justice_grants_20140609 By Claudia Armann for the McCune Foundation | Published on 06.09.2014 5:24 p.m. The McCune Foundation awarded $330,000 for community organizing projects in Santa Barbara and Ventura counties. Twelve groups received grants in May to support teams of parents, grandparents, immigrants, teens and other concerned residents in creating beneficial changes in their communities. “Inequality continues to be […]

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