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Mar 23 – Lompoc Empty Bowls


The Foodbank of Santa Barbara County is proud to announce

Lompoc Empty Bowls on
Wednesday March 23rd
11:30 am – 1:30 pm
Dick Dewees Community and Senior Center
Check out the Facebook Event Page

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For a donation (ticket price: $25), attendees select a beautiful hand-crafted ceramic bowl, enjoy a meal of gourmet soup and bread, and take home the bowl as a reminder of the event’s purpose: to help feed hungry people wholesome and hearty food in our community.

There will also be a raffle extravaganza with many fantastic items!

For more information, sponsorship, or raffle details please contact
Development Manager Judith Monte 805-937-3422 x106 with questions.

Tickets available from:

Stillman Capital Group – 1201 East Ocean Ave #K
Chamber of Commerce – 111 South I Street
Rabobank – 828 North H Street
Pier Fitness – 803 East Walnut Ave
The Bookstore – 1137 North H Street, Suite Q
Committee Members
From the Foodbank – call 937-3422 x 104

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First Cooperatives Festival draws 400

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Members of Garcia Dance Studio perform during the first Santa Barbara County Cooperatives Festival on Nov. 8 in Lompoc.

The first Santa Barbara County Cooperatives Festival was held this month in Lompoc, and organizers say the event was a spectacular success.

About 400 people attended the festival, which took place at the Northside Shopping Center on Nov. 8. The event, which was presented by eight local cooperatives, was vibrant with dance performances of varying flavors and joyous live music.

Raquel Gonzalez, president of Lompoc Cooperative Development Project Inc., said that many community partners are to thank for the event’s success. Among them are sponsors

In-Shape Health Clubs and Fund for Santa Barbara, the host Northside Shopping Center and Blanca Figueroa, who served as the event’s emcee.

Also contributing were: the DelaPalma family with its bounce house; Garcia Dance Studio; Danza Azteca Xochitl; Grupo Folklorico el Sabor de Mexico; Calah & Sergio and Bing Aradanas, who performed; Apostolic Assembly Church; Food Bank of Santa Barbara County; Alliance for Pharmaceutical Access; Dorothy Jackson Family Resource Center; LUSD Dual Immersion Magnet Program; Nuestra Gente Pageants; Santa Barbara County Migrant Education Program; League of United Latin American Citizens; Lideres Campesinas; Santa Barbara County Action Network; Promotores de Salud; Lompoc G.I. Forum and G.I. Forum Youth; Santa Barbara Society of Friends; and Rosalba Bello, beauty consultant.


A patron browses an information booth during the first Santa Barbara County Cooperatives Festival on Nov. 8 in Lompoc.

A patron browses an information booth during the first Santa Barbara County Cooperatives Festival on Nov. 8 in Lompoc.




Four Churches Donate Over 600 Turkeys and Chickens for Thanksgiving



United effort in Montecito will feed those in need

John Palminteri, KEYT – KCOY – KKFX Senior Reporter, johnp1250@aol.com
POSTED: 06:55 PM PST Nov 17, 2014 UPDATED: 09:31 PM PST Nov 17, 2014
Churches Donate Over 600 Turkeys and Chickens
MONTECITO, Calif. – Four Montecito churches combined their efforts over the weekend to help those in need this holiday season.

A  turkey and chicken drive brought in  526 turkeys, 147 chickens and about $7600.  in cash.

The donations were made by what’s called the M-4 churches. That group consists of All Saints-by-the-Sea Episcopal, El Montecito Presbyterian, Montecito Covenant , and Our Lady of Mount Carmel.

The turkeys and chickens filled large bins at Mt. Carmel Sunday and were picked up by charity groups.

The food and cash will be donated to Catholic Charities and the Santa Barbara County Food Bank.

The Food Bank says it can turn each dollar donated into $17. in food.  With that, the funds contributed will now become over $130,000 in food products for those in need.