More Ways to Give

Seems we’re all on a budget these days. Our Harvest of the Month program is a new, affordable monthly giving option! Or double your giving – does your workplace have an Employer Matching program? Here are more ways to stretch your budget and get creative about giving!

Fundraiser ideas

Join the Harvest of the Month Club
By being a part of the Harvest of the Month club, you can support the foodbank by setting up monthly donations, and gain unique benefits.
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Cause-Related Marketing Campaigns
Engage and reward your customers with a special way to support Foodbank! You can donate a portion of sales for a specific day or specific product, collect likes and shares on social media, or find your own cooperative way to market your business and the Foodbank! Click here for some great examples!
Support a Local Fundraising Event or Campaign
We are grateful to each and every company and group raising money to help end hunger. Support the Foodbank while participating in an event or do a fundraise! Check out fundraising opportunities.

Planned Giving

Gifts of Stock
Making a gift of securities is a great way to support the Foodbank of Santa Barbara County. When you transfer appreciated stock to the Foodbank, you will not pay the 20% capital gains tax and you will receive a tax deduction for the fair market value of the stock. This means that a gift of stock will cost you 20% less, helping you help the hungry. Click here for STOCK TRANSFER INSTRUCTIONS
Foodbank Legacy Giving Society
A bequest of cash, securities, or real property to the Foodbank entitles you to a charitable deduction that can be used to reduce the size of your taxable estate and thus reduce or eliminate estate tax liability. There are several types of bequests from which your attorney or financial advisor can help you select. Most importantly, you can perpetuate your support of those in need. Click here for LEGACY Giving Society Form.

To learn more about Planned Giving opportunities, please contact Matthew Neal (805) 967-5741 x116.

Workplace & Business Giving

Matching Gifts

Many companies have programs through which they will match charitable contributions made by employees. To increase the impact of your gift to the Foodbank, please check with Human Resources at your place of employment, or call us with any questions: (805) 937-3422 x 106

Thanks these companies who have made matching gifts in recent years:

Air Products
Alliant Techsystems
American Express
CA, Inc.
Citrix Systems
Digital Equipment Corporation
Duke Energy
Lucent Technologies
May Department Stores
Merrill Lynch
QAD, Inc.
Rockwell International
Sara Lee
Sempra Energy
Southern California Gas Co.
Karl Storz Imaging
Tenet Healthcare
Times Mirror
Union Pacific
Washington Mutual

Corporate, Event & Program Sponsor Opportunities

We partner with local businesses and corporations of every size and kind. We work hard to ensure a mutually beneficial relationship, providing rewarding team-building volunteer activities and actively promoting the sponsor company countywide. Read this
Contribute Food
From individuals and families to local farms and major farms, groceries and food manufacturers, here are ways to contribute food. Read this
Tour Our Facilities
Our Santa Barbara and Santa Maria facilities are open Mon – Friday 7 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. for tours. Please call ahead to schedule an appointment (just dial 0 to speak with a Foodbank representative). Contact us!