Noozhawk: Brothers Swim, Run, Bike So Other Kids Won’t Go Hungry

Eighth-grader Jacob Mansbach and his brother Joseph, age 11, competed in the Sept. 24 Carpinteria Triathlon to raise money to get nutritious food to local kids through the Foodbank of Santa Barbara County’s children’s health initiatives. Jacob founded Team Join Jacob six years ago, and leads youth athletes in training and learning about food insecurity […]

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Lompoc Record: Lompoc treatment center to donate more than 1,000 pounds of locally grown produce to Foodbank

A Lompoc treatment facility that also operates a farm is set to donate more than 1,000 pounds of fresh corn to the Foodbank of Santa Barbara County. The food will be harvested on Saturday at the Sunset Farm Men’s Recovery Home, located in south Lompoc. The facility, which is operated by Coast Valley Treatment Centers, […]

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Santa Maria Sun:Sky’s the limit: The Blue Sky Center works to empower the residents of rural Cuyama Valley with creativity and community

Things don’t move too fast in rural communities like New Cuyama, and they especially slow down when the midday sun bears down and the heat hits the high 90s. That is, except for Louie, the pit bull/black lab mix who bounded after a small lizard darting for the safety of the nearest desert shrub on […]

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The Balance Sheet: Picnic in the Park

Millions of kids across the United States rely on school lunch as their affordable, nutritious daytime meal throughout the school year. But what happens when school is out? For many kids, hunger is a tragic condition associated with summer break. Foodbanks across the country are working to end summer hunger. The coordinated effort of nonprofit staff and volunteers […]

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KSBY: Operation Gobble to donate turkeys to orgs inc Foodbank SBC

Assemblyman Jordan Cunningham and Golden State Water have partnered for Operation Gobble. They’re on a mission to hand out turkeys to central coast food banks for local families in need. They will hand out 7,700 turkeys in total to Foodbank of Santa Barbara County, Food Bank Coalition of San Luis Obispo County, South County S.A.F.E. […]

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Noozhawk: Hungry Crowd Shows Up For Lompoc Empty Bowls Fundraiser

A rainy day provided the perfect setting Wednesday for soup-seeking attendees at the Lompoc Empty Bowls event. The 13th annual benefit for the Foodbank of Santa Barbara County drew hundreds of people to the Dick DeWees Community & Senior Center on West Ocean Avenue. Assorted restaurants and other organizations provided gourmet soups served in hand-painted […]

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