We Stand For Justice

The Foodbank of Santa Barbara County stands with all demanding justice for Black, Brown, Latinx, and Indigenous communities who have been devastated by policies and practices that hurt, silence, and oppress them. We are an organization involved with many partners in building a movement to end hunger and ensure that nutritious food is a fundamental […]

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Unraveling the Kinks in the Local Food Chain to Build and Sustain a Resilient Food System

The COVID-19 pandemic has shone a light on the weaknesses in our current food system. But Santa Barbara County’s Food Action Plan — a  community-driven strategic plan that assesses and provides recommendations for how we grow, distribute, consume, and dispose of food — has proved to be an increasingly relevant blueprint for our community. Spearheaded […]

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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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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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