Group raises $11,154 and 600 pounds of food for Foodbank
The group has also collected 600 pounds of food as part of the drive for Foodbank. This is just one example of the great work and dedication of the professional community to enable local health by supporting the Foodbank and its critical nutrition and education programs.
This year, “Food from the Bar” campaign funds and food drive supported Foodbank’s Picnic in the Park Program, which helps to bridge the ‘summer food gap” when school lunches are not available to children in need. Picnic in the Park Program provides nutritious lunches and physical activities to low-income children Monday through Friday for a 10 week period each summer.
About the Foodbank of Santa Barbara County
The Foodbank is a non-profit organization that works to eliminate hunger and food insecurity by distributing nutritious food, education, and other resources through its own programs and to a network of 290 member non-profit agencies and programs in Santa Barbara County. In 2011, the Foodbank distributed 11 million pounds of food, of which fully half was fresh produce. This served over 102,000 unduplicated people from Carpinteria to Santa Maria, an amazing 1 in 4 people. More information at click here.