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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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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