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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Santa Barbara Independent: Welcome to the Department of Food Security

What Does the Term ‘Food Insecurity’ Really Mean? Food insecurity. It’s a confusing term, and one that I’ve never liked. Yet it’s the term that best describes what the Foodbank faces from many thousands of seniors and families in the County. We are not facing starvation, and hunger is not the right word either. Hunger just […]

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Noozhawk: Pledge by Foodbank of Santa Barbara County CEO Puts Focus on Seniors’ Food Insecurity

Foodbank of Santa Barbara County CEO Erik Talkin is planning to spend $6.46 per day for food during February to demonstrate the hardships of food insecurity. By keeping to a food budget of $194 for the month, Talkin hopes to draw attention to the 23,918 food-insecure seniors the Foodbank serves. That fixed-income amount is what […]

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