Noozhawk: Community Asked to Consider Menu of Food Action Plan Projects

The Community Environmental Council, Foodbank of Santa Barbara County and Santa Barbara Foundation will hold Building Our Resilient Food System: Cultivating Connections, a free discussion to explore the vision, progress and next steps for the Santa Barbara County Food Action Plan. The open community session will be 6-8 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 25, in the Santa […]

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Yes! Magazine: This Isn’t Just Another Urban Farm—It’s a Food Bank

Just off the banks of the parched Santa Cruz River in Tucson, Arizona, gardeners at Las Milpitas de Cottonwood Community Farm are harvesting a bounty of produce. They grow hot and sweet peppers, summer squashes, Nichols and Punta Banda cherry tomatoes, basil, okra, beans, corn, and the striped, oval Tohono O’odham watermelon: a desert-adapted watermelon with sweet […]

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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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