Foodbank of Santa Barbara County’s CEO Erik Talkin Talks Thanksgiving

“Prior to working at the Foodbank, I worked in Community Soup Kitchens for 6 years and my view of the holidays and my approach to it has never been the same.  We recognize that Thanksgiving is usually a day to get together, share with one another and make sure everyone has enough to eat.  But […]

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New Nutrition News and Tips to Resume in November

Hello Readers! Here’s what’s going in in October at the Foodbank, and boy it’s a busy month! Launching programs across the county (Food Literacy in Preschools, Kids Farmers Market, Teems Love Cooking, Diabetes Impact Group) Preparing for our Foodbank Partners Summit at La Casa De Maria in Montecito Oct 21st Preparing for our Impact Departments […]

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The BEET: Heirloom Tomato, Peach, and Basil Summer Salad

At the Foodbank, we pride ourselves in teaching others the importance of and value in preparing seasonal recipes that nourish our body. And late Summer time is all about sweet and juicy tomatoes and peaches. The sweetness of the peach perfectly balances the acidity of the tomato, and lucky for us, they are both in […]

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The BEET: Meet Rhianna King, RD

Rhianna King is a clinical registered dietitian at Marian Regional Medical Center in Santa Maria, and works with cancer patients at the Mission Hope Cancer Center to provide appropriate nutritional counseling, information and recommendations. She currently serves as the Clinical Nutrition Manager at Marian. She graduated from California Polytechnic State University in 2009 with a […]

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The BEET: The Power of Fruits and Vegetables

  Fruits and Vegetables in the News We’ve all seen the news that eating fruits and vegetables helps us in all aspects of our lives. It seems like every day, studies emerge linking fruit and vegetable consumption to overall health and vitality like below:     Fruits and Vegetables are linked to reducing your risk […]

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