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The Foodbank of Santa Barbara County is ending hunger and transforming the health of Santa Barbara County through good nutrition.

During the COVID-19 crisis, the Foodbank of Santa Barbara County has a huge strategic responsibility across the county to provide food and services to 300+ nonprofits. The need to provide emergency food to the thousands who are and will continue to be laid off from work will fall on us, especially when unemployment and food stamp offices are overwhelmed and struggling to be responsive.

We urgently need help to deal with this tidal wave of demand, an activity we did not budget for. Learn more. 

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Virtual Food Drive

If you’d rather donate online instead of bringing a turkey or nonperishable goods to our food drives, you can support our Virtual Food Drive! Fund a holiday dinner for a family, provide healthy groceries for children facing hunger, and more – every little bit helps! Donate below and put healthy food on community members’ tables this season.

Support neighbors, families, coworkers and older adults facing hunger this season. Donate today!

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Santa Barbara Empty Bowls

This year, the traditional Empty Bowls soup luncheon will be transformed into an outdoor holiday market, where guests can explore a range of holiday gift opportunities, all benefiting the Foodbank of Santa Barbara’s work to transform hunger into health in our community. Included with their purchase of $30 ticket, guests will receive the handmade ‘Empty Bowl’ of their choice, a container of the soup to heat and enjoy at home, and a collection of Empty Bowls-exclusive offers from local restaurants to fill your bowl following the event. Guests will also have opportunities to take a Foodbank Warehouse tour, purchase tickets for the chance to win amazing raffle prizes, and access to the Empty Bowls pottery marketplace. Buy tickets below!

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