Santa Maria Times: County food bank issues urgent call for turkey donations; 3,000 birds needed by Monday

The Foodbank of Santa Barbara County needs about 3,000 turkeys by Monday. So far, it has only received about 200, which is less than 7 percent of its goal. “We are looking at a paltry sum of the poultry that we need,” said Paul Wilkins, the new director of operations. “We are really feeling the crunch right now. […]

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The Balance Sheet: Feeding SB County

Members of the Yardi Marketing team gathered for a two-day conference in sunny Santa Barbara. As the conference drew to a close, theteam celebrated with a volunteer service event at The Foodbank of Santa Barbara County (Foodbank SBC). Foodbank SBC is moving the community from hunger to health. The organization is “not only feeding but […]

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Noozhawk: Despite Hot Weather, Soup Still Proves Popular at Santa Maria Empty Bowls

A heat wave didn’t deter hundreds of Santa Maria Valley residents from devouring assorted gourmet soups Wednesday to benefit the Foodbank of Santa Barbara County.  The 16th annual Santa Maria Empty Bowls, with the theme “Turn Hunger Into Health,” occurred at the Santa Maria Fairpar, where the event’s popularity still meant two separate seatings to accommodate the crowd. […]

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Santa Maria Times:Soup’s on: Community gathers to give back at 20th annual Empty Bowls fundraiser

Despite the heat wave Wednesday, hundreds gathered at the 20th annual Empty Bowls fundraiser in Santa Maria to enjoy soup, take home a bowl and, most importantly, help end hunger in the community. For Santa Maria couple Teri and Allan Hansen, who attend both the Santa Maria and Lompoc Empty Bowls events every chance they […]

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