Fill the Foodbank! 2021

Our semi-annual food drive Fill the Foodbank! is coming up on November 6! Drop off your canned goods and nonperishable items from 10am-2pm at the locations listed below. We can’t wait to see you there! 

Locations:
Santa Barbara Foodbank Warehouse: 4554 Hollister Ave.
Trader Joe’s Parking Lot: 1303 S Bradley Rd, Santa Maria

Some needed items include: 

  • Nut butters
  • Whole grain cereals and pasta
  • Canned tomatoes and sauce 
  • Canned protein, tuna

This season, need is especially high in our community. This increase in need is due to the “perfect storm” of factors that will impact hunger this fall and winter:

  1. Many of our neighbors who work in seasonal sectors will lose jobs or hours: hospitality, tourism, construction and agriculture, to name a few
  2. Inflation is making it harder for community members to afford food, rent and other goods/services
  3. Five essential federal programs that have kept many households afloat during the pandemic came to an end last month, which will plunge many families into deeper food and housing insecurity this fall and winter
  4. More people will be buying groceries instead of eating out at restaurants, so the Foodbank will not receive donated food from grocery rescue programs and retailers. That means we’ll need to purchase more food to meet need in the community

If you don’t want to donate in person, you can donate to our Virtual Food Drive below! 

Donate Here

 

Turkey Drive 2021 runs from October 25-November 24! 

Learn More Here

 

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