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Foodbank Farewell


Jeanette Nadeau announced her departure, effective February 28, as executive director of the Foodbank of Santa Barbara County. In 18 years as chief executive, Nadeau presided over the Foodbank’s growth from a “total start-up” to the county’s largest food distribution network. An Independent Local Hero in 2003, Nadeau raised $2.7 million for the construction of a Foodbank facility in Santa Maria. She plans to do some traveling, but will remain active in the community and the nonprofit sector. Veteran Foodbank fundraiser Donna Bayet praised Nadeau’s energy and accomplishments, and expressed hope the agency will find an able person to succeed her.

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