Monthly Archives: December 2014

Mac’s Holiday Turkey Pies Help the Foodbank of Santa Barbara County

December 9, 2014


Mac’s Holiday Turkey Pies Help the Foodbank of Santa Barbara County

A donation from each pie sold in December will support food for the needy

John Palminteri, KEYT – KCOY – KKFX Senior Reporter



SANTA BARBARA, Calif. – Buying a traditional holiday pie this month will help feed those in need as well.

Mac’s Fish and Chip Shop in Santa Barbara is now making pies that are like a complete turkey dinner.

Each one is loaded with mixed vegetables, roasted turkey, stuffing and topped with parsnip mashed potatoes.

They cost $7.50 each with $5.00 of that going directly to theFoodbank of Santa Barbara County.

Owner Grant MacNaughton says it’s “deceptively filling.”   Each pie weighs in at over a pound, “and it contains everything I associate with a Thanksgiving meal here in the U.S. or a Christmas meal back in London,” he said.

The Foodbank’s Misha Karbelnig says, “It ties in well with our focus on health. The pie has some much delicious produce in it. Half of what we put out last year had fresh produce in it.  It is a unique opportunity to showcase what we do and how Mac’s and others are huge supporters of us.”

The holiday pies can be enjoyed at the restaurant, and  also taken cooked or uncooked – to go – for home parties.
Mac’s is at 503 State St. near Haley.


Vaqueros Hosts Youth Baseball Camp

Ed Hat
December 4, 2014


Vaqueros Hosts Youth Baseball Camp
updated: Dec 04, 2014, 3:00 PM

About 30 Santa Barbara youth, ages 8 to 12, turned out at Pershing Park on Saturday, November 29 to sharpen their baseball skills while helping families in need of food during the holiday season.

Six members of the SBCC Vaqueros Baseball team were on hand to coach the free youth baseball camp. The entry fee was a donation of one — or several — items of food for the Foodbank of Santa Barbara County. More than 500 pounds of non-perishable food was received.

“This was a great day of teaching baseball while helping families in need,” said Vaquero Head Coach Jeff Walker. “Our athletes consistently demonstrate tremendous heart and commitment, not only on the playing field but to the community as well.”

Photo IDs 1. Vaquero Jack Gregson shakes hands with Oliver Kelly. 2. Three of the youth baseball camp participants proudly show off their canned food donations.

About Santa Barbara City College: Founded in 1909, Santa Barbara City College currently serves approximately 25,000 students each semester who enroll in courses for transfer preparation, career education, and foundational skills and an additional 4,500 enroll in lifelong learning classes. In 2013, SBCC was named national co-winner of the prestigious Aspen Institute Prize for Community College Excellence. The college was recognized for its quality and focus in four areas: facilitating underrepresented and minority student success, student learning outcomes, degree completion and transfer rates, and labor market success in securing good jobs after college.

Our Mission: As a public community college dedicated to the success of each student…Santa Barbara City College provides students a diverse learning environment that inspires curiosity and discovery, promotes global responsibility and fosters opportunity for all.

1 - Gregson and Kelly

2 - Food Cans


Local Spotlight: The Foreigner


December 4, 2014




Local Spotlight: The Foreigner

The Foreigner is in Santa Maria, not a person, but a favorite comedy of professional and community theatres.

As part of the show’s run, organizers at the Santa Maria Civic Theatre are encouraging people to bring non-perishable food items to the show to donate to the Foodbank of Santa Barbara County.

The show runs every Friday and Saturday evening through December 13, with a final show on Sunday afternoon, December 14.


Hollister Canned Food Drive returns

Santa Barbara Beer

December 2, 2014



Hollister Canned Food Drive returns

Posted on December 2, 2014

Note: the following was received via email from Hollister Brewing Company. It is reposted here, as this is a great community service event that will get you a discount at one of our county’s best brewpubs.

Please Help Feed Santa Barbara’s Hungry this Holiday Season With Hollister Brewing Company  

HBC is happy to announce its 5th Annual Food Drive to benefit the local community in partnership with Foodbank of Santa Barbara County. December 8-10 we are offering a 20% discount* to every customer who donates one of the following items at Hollister Brewing Company:

Peanut Butter
Canned Fruit or Vegetables
Canned Fish or Meat
Coffee, Tea or Juice

*Discount applicable per person per donated food item.  Multiple donations per table/bill accepted. Discount not available in conjunction with any other HBC promotion or discount. Not applicable on gift card purchases. 


Dec 1-31 Hunger-Free Holidays

Make the Holidays Bright for our Neighbors in Need

During the holidays, help us reach our 1 million meal goal by raising $160,000. Click here to Donate today.

Get Involved

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