Meet at the market: produce in action

Each week we meet up with Katie Hershfelt of Cultivate Events as she chats with farmers, chefs and shoppers at the Santa Barbara Certified Farmers’ Market. This week, she spoke with Erik Talkin, CEO of the Food Bank of Santa Barbara County and Alexa Senter, who coordinates the Food Bank’s Backyard Bounty program about the Food Action Plan. According to […]

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Local potters, artists, and students contribute to the Foodbank’s annual Empty Bowls event in Santa Maria

The Foodbank of Santa Barbara County is part of a movement of Empty Bowls fundraiser events employed by food banks nationwide, and for more than a decade, the organization has filled bowls in Santa Barbara, Lompoc, and Santa Maria. This year’s Empty Bowls is the 14th annual event in Santa Maria and helps raise funds […]

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Noozhawk: YStrive for Youth Nonprofit Wins Top Prize at Santa Barbara Fast Pitch 2015

In just three minutes, Keith Terry convinced a Goleta crowd that his nonprofit YStrive for Youth, Inc. deserved $15,000 to further its mission. Terry, the executive director of YStrive, won the top prize at the Social Venture Partners Santa Barbara Fast Pitch Thursday night. He himself benefited from the type of program he now runs […]

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Partners Summit at Pacifica Graduate Institute

Keynote speaker and honorable first district supervisor Salud Carbajal discussed the quality of our food distribution system, what it means when you eat “bad” food, and more at the Partner’s Summit at the Pacifica Graduate Institute on September 24th. Highlights from Salud Carbajal’s speech: “Simply put, bad food is bad for our health, bad for […]

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