New Program,Youth Responders, Works With Foodbank to Provide Stability for Local Children

The solution, Murillo said, is a new program called Youth Responders, which aims to give structure and purpose to youth ages 11 to 19. Participants can earn community service hours and gift card stipends by working in food packing and distribution in collaboration with the Foodbank of Santa Barbara County and grocery stores that have surplus food.

“Adult outreach volunteers are recruiting at-risk youth to this program that brings them new skills, teaches them discipline, and gives them a sense of purpose during this difficult time,” Murillo said of the program, which launches next week.

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