Foodbank of Santa Barbara County kicks off annual Thanksgiving Drive

The Foodbank of Santa Barbara County kicks off its annual Thanksgiving Drive on Monday in Santa Maria.

In a significant first step in providing 30,000 county families with healthy and nutritious holiday meals, philanthropists Stu and Jan Bartleson are making a generous donation of 100 turkeys.

You can drop off food donations from 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on weekdays at the Santa Barbara and Santa Maria warehouses.

The Foodbank hopes to collect 1.4 million pounds of food and 4,000 turkeys or chickens before the drive ends on November 26.

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