Congressmember Salud Carbajal (CA-24) invited Erik Talkin, CEO of Foodbank of Santa Barbara County, to attend President Trump’s State of thee Union Address 2019 as his sole guest.
Furloughed federal workers and those working without paychecks because of the U.S. government shutdown got some help feeding their families Wednesday as Foodbank of Santa Barbara County distributed food to them at three locations.
PLEASE NOTE: Updates have made been since the publication of this article. The Lompoc location has been changed from the Methodist Church to the Federal Correctional Staff Housing Center, located at 242 Oakridge Road in Lompoc.
Today, Jan. 14, is the 24th day of the U.S. government shutdown, the longest in American history. For Santa Barbara County residents who have been impacted by the government shutdown, 2-1-1 Santa Barbara County offers Health and Human Services information and assistance in three ways:
The one year anniversary of the deadly 1/9 debris flow in Montecito was not only a chance to remember those who lost their lives, and were injured. It helped focus new attention on the issue of preparedness. In the wake of the Thomas Fire, and Montecito debris flow, a non-profit agency which normally focuses on feeding the hungry in Santa Barbara County is making available disaster preparedness food kits.
A line of families and parents crowded the sidewalks along Pine and El Camino streets Thursday night, waiting for their turn to be called into the Veterans’ Memorial Community Center in northern Santa Maria. Read more here.
The Foodbank of Santa Barbara County is being proactive in case a major disaster were to strike again. The organization hosted a disaster preparedness conference focusing on some key elements to help keep the community safe. (Senerey de los Santos / KEYT.com)
Lompoc Record: Santa Barbara County’s twin disasters — the Thomas fire in December and the 1/9 Debris Flow it spawned — prompted the Foodbank of Santa Barbara County to launch a new disaster preparedness plan.
Noozhawk: Erik Talkin’s book ‘Hunger into Health’ explains his organization’s pivot toward concept of food literacy