No-bake Peanut Butter and Oatmeal Energy Balls

    Skill Level: Kid Friendly Prep Time: 15 min Makes : 12 We love peanut butter because it’s filling and energy-dense.  It’s a great source of plant-based protein, unsaturated fat and complex carbohydrate fiber.  These are the optimal kinds of protein, fat and fiber.  These no-bake peanut butter and oatmeal energy balls are the […]

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The Wonder of Peanut Butter

We’re kicking off the New Year by collecting a precious resource: peanut butter! Well actually, all nut butters! January 24th is National Peanut Butter day and this staple is something we can’t collect fast enough.  It’s an item that’s in demand from all members of the community we serve, from kids to seniors and everyone […]

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Hunger Is…

Santa Barbara, CA — August 29, 2019 —The Foodbank of Santa Barbara County is proud to be selected as a charity partner for the Albertsons and Vons Foundation annual Hunger Is campaign to eradicate child hunger. The campaign encourages shoppers to donate at the register while checking out at Albertsons and Vons stores, and then […]

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“Anyone Can Cook” (healthily!)

Ratatouille. It’s a dish many of us have heard of (thank you Disney), but the vast majority of us have neither tasted nor prepared. But why not? This French stew-like dish is packed full of awesome veggies and fresh herbs that taste and smell delicious. Consisting mostly of vegetables–namely eggplant, tomatoes, yellow squashes and zucchinis–this […]

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The Many Faces of Volunteerism

April is Volunteer Appreciation Month and the Foodbank of Santa Barbara County will be shining a spotlight throughout the next several weeks on our amazing volunteers, who enable us to do our work to battle food insecurity throughout the county. Our volunteers come from different backgrounds and places in the world. They range from toddlers […]

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Why Volunteerism is Critical

April is Volunteer Appreciation Month and the Foodbank of Santa Barbara County will be shining a spotlight throughout the next several weeks on our amazing volunteers, who enable us to do our work to battle food insecurity throughout the county. Annually, we engage over 2,000 volunteers in nearly all aspects of our work. We rely […]

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