Santa Barbara Independent: Welcome to the Department of Food Security

What Does the Term ‘Food Insecurity’ Really Mean? Food insecurity. It’s a confusing term, and one that I’ve never liked. Yet it’s the term that best describes what the Foodbank faces from many thousands of seniors and families in the County. We are not facing starvation, and hunger is not the right word either. Hunger just […]

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Noozhawk: Pledge by Foodbank of Santa Barbara County CEO Puts Focus on Seniors’ Food Insecurity

Foodbank of Santa Barbara County CEO Erik Talkin is planning to spend $6.46 per day for food during February to demonstrate the hardships of food insecurity. By keeping to a food budget of $194 for the month, Talkin hopes to draw attention to the 23,918 food-insecure seniors the Foodbank serves. That fixed-income amount is what […]

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