Articles From : Judith Smith-Meyer

  • Santa Barbara Empty Bowls
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    Santa Barbara Empty Bowls

    This year, the traditional Empty Bowls soup luncheon will be transformed into an outdoor holiday market, where guests can explore a range of holiday gift opportunities, all benefiting the Foodbank of Santa Barbara's work to transform hunger into health in our community. Included with their purchase of $30 ticket, guests will receive the handmade 'Empty Bowl' of their choice, a container of the soup to heat and enjoy at home, and a collection of Empty Bowls-exclusive offers from local restaurants to fill your bowl following the event.

  • Teen Brothers Provide One Million Meals Countywide

    It took teen brothers 28 triathlons, ten years, and the support of one local community to provide one million local meals countywide.

  • Foodbank of Santa Barbara County Hosts Santa Maria Empty Bowls with Drive-Thru Fundraiser to Support Residents Facing Hunger
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    Foodbank of Santa Barbara County Hosts Santa Maria Empty Bowls with Drive-Thru Fundraiser to Support Residents Facing Hunger

    The Foodbank of Santa Barbara County will host the beloved annual community celebration Santa Maria Empty Bowls to raise awareness and funds to provide healthy groceries and fresh produce for those facing hunger in the Santa Maria Valley on Wednesday, November 3 from 11 am to 2 pm at Santa Maria Fairpark at 937 S. Thornburg.

    To ensure community safety, Empty Bowls will be held in drive-thru format. Attendees will receive a pre-selected, handmade bowl and heat-&-serve gourmet soup to enjoy at home or work.

  • Empty Bowls 2021
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    Empty Bowls 2021

    Annual Empty Bowls Celebration Looks Different This Year (full press release with links attached)

    The Foodbank’s annual soup fundraisers in Santa Maria and Santa Barbara are still happening this fall, but with some changes due to the ongoing pandemic.

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    Empty Bowls 2021

    Annual Empty Bowls Celebration Looks Different This Year (full press release with links attached)

    The Foodbank’s annual soup fundraisers in Santa Maria and Santa Barbara are still happening this fall, but with some changes due to the ongoing pandemic.

  • Teen Brothers Compete for 10th Year in SB Triathlon to Benefit Foodbank of Santa Barbara County

    Last week the JOIN JACOB triathlon team competed in the 2021 Santa Barbara Triathlon to benefit the Foodbank of Santa Barbara County. 

  • The Foodbank's cheerful mascot is in the driver's seat of its car with a load of healthy food to donate at Fill the Foodbank!
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    Fill the Foodbank! Drive-Thru Food Drive

    Donate food to those facing hunger this holiday. Drop off food without ever leaving your car! Most needed items: nut butters, canned protein, whole grain (low sugar) cereal, rice, beans, pasta, canned tomatoes/sauce.
    Santa Barbara: 4554 Hollister Ave. next to Ben Page Youth Center
    Santa Maria: 1303 S. Bradley Rd., Trader Joe's parking lot

  • La Boheme Dance Meet & Greet for Solstice 2020 - with DJ Darla Bea!
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    La Boheme Dance Meet & Greet for Solstice 2020 - with DJ Darla Bea!

    Join La Boheme Professional Dance Group as we lead the 2020 Santa Barbara Summer Solstice parade. Attend our Meet & Greet event - with DJ Darla Bea - and take the first step on the transformative journey of a lifetime. Dance with an all-inclusive, welcoming, fun, group that will support you through every step of the way: learn the dance, create your costume, make new friends, and get fit while having fun! No experience necessary!