New Program,Youth Responders, Works With Foodbank to Provide Stability for Local Children

The solution, Murillo said, is a new program called Youth Responders, which aims to give structure and purpose to youth ages 11 to 19. Participants can earn community service hours and gift card stipends by working in food packing and distribution in collaboration with the Foodbank of Santa Barbara County and grocery stores that have […]

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How to Safely Unpack and Clean your Groceries in the Age of Coronavirus

  Here at the Foodbank, we’ve gotten a lot of questions recently about how to correctly unpack and clean your produce and food items during the COVID-19 pandemic. The Foodbank takes precautions to limit exposure of your food to COVID-19 – food is held for two days before it gets distributed to eliminate any contamination […]

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Face Mask Drive

The Foodbank is in need of face masks for volunteers and staff. We are now accepting home made masks at the warehouse on Fridays between 10am-11:30am. Masks should meet CDC requirements and be in a plastic bag when dropped off. Warehouse Locations: 4554 Hollister Ave, Santa Barbara 490 W. Foster Rd, Santa Maria […]

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Raisins

Homemade Pistachio Raisin Bars  Prep Time: 15 Mins Total Time: 1 Hour 40 Mins Yield: Serves 12 (serving size: 1 bar) Why buy store-bought granola bars when it’s so easy—and so much healthier—to make them at home? Switch them up with any dried fruit, nuts, or grains you like. Ingredients 2 cups old-fashioned oats  1/3 […]

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Pasta

Pantry Pasta with Vegan Cream Sauce  Many vegan cream sauces rely on blended nuts or steamed cauliflower, but this sauce is made of beans and pasta water alone—no soaking or blending necessary. It’s important that the beans are adequately hydrated: Once you start mashing, make sure there’s plenty of pasta cooking liquid in the pot […]

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Salmon

One-Pan Salmon and Veggie Bake PREP TIME: 15 mins COOK TIME: 30 mins TOTAL TIME: 45 mins YIELD: 4 servings  Ingredients 1 ¼ lbs. Wild-caught salmon, cut into 4 portions 1 lb. sweet potato (about 1 medium) 12 oz. green beans, trimmed ½ small red onion, thinly sliced 3 Tbsp. avocado or olive oil Juice […]

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Beans

20-Minute Black Bean Burgers Making a vegetarian burger shouldn’t have to mean spending hours roasting vegetables, cooking beans, and forming patties. This quick and tasty recipe can have dinner on the table in less than 30 minutes. Try using half of a spare whole-grain hamburger bun in place of the bread slice. These burgers also […]

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