The local moving and storage company presented Foodbank with a $1,000 donation during the holidays that will translate into approximately 8,000 meals for local families in need.

(From left to right) Carolyn Schuit, Hazelwood Allied; Larry Pearson, Hazelwood Allied, Mary Crowley, McCann Mini-Storage Manager; Erik Juan and Kelly Davis, Hazelwood Allied; and Tracey Lavery-Beard of Foodbank of Santa Barbara County receiving $1,000 donation from Hazelwood Allied and launching a unique community partnership.

The check presentation also marked the kickoff of a unique partnership coordinated through Move For Hunger, a national program that matches local moving companies with local food banks to help people who are moving donated non-perishable food items which otherwise would be thrown out or wasted. People who are relocating with Hazelwood Allied Moving and Storage can request a food donation pickup through the Move For Hunger website, or through the Hazelwood Allied office. Hazelwood Allied Moving and Storage will provide the food donation box, collect it and deliver it to the Foodbank during the relocation process.

About the Foodbank of Santa Barbara County

The Foodbank is celebrating 30 years of eliminating hunger and food insecurity by distributing nutritious food, education, and other resources through its own programs and to a network of over 300 member non-profit agencies and programs in Santa Barbara County. In 2011, the Foodbank distributed 11 million pounds of food – translating into more than 8.5 million meals – 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. For the fifth consecutive time, the Foodbank has recently been given a 4-star rating from Charity Navigator, America’s largest and most-utilized independent evaluator of charities. Only 4% of the charities rated have received at least 5 consecutive 4-star evaluations, indicating that Foodbank of Santa Barbara County outperforms most other charities in America. More information at


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