Local Brothers Reach Fundraising Goal for Foodbank

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Local Brothers Reach Fundraising Goal for Foodbank
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Source: Foodbank SBC

Jacob and Joseph Mansbach of Santa Barbara, teen brothers behind the “Join Jacob” fund-raising triathlon team, received the Santa Barbara Association of Realtors Community Service award. The brothers raised more than $100,000 for the Santa Barbara County Foodbank over eight years of running triathlons in Santa Barbara and Carpinteria.

Jacob is 16 and a sophomore at Anacapa School, and Joseph, 13, is an eighth-grader at La Colina Junior High.

“Their sustained effort on behalf of children and families who do not have enough healthy food to eat is impressive and a tremendous help to the work of the Santa Barbara County Foodbank,” Foodbank spokeswoman Judith Smith-Meyer said.

For information about the Foodbank, visit www.foodbanksbc.org.

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Flicka Dec 11, 2019 11:10 AM
Local Brothers Reach Fundraising Goal for Foodbank

How are other charities likely to use the money more efficiently? Maybe an example? Foodbank is feeding people, and very wisely stretching their dollars. For every dollar donated they can buy $7 worth of food. No families should have to go hungry. Children do better in school when they have good meals.

svs7447 Dec 11, 2019 09:41 AM
Local Brothers Reach Fundraising Goal for Foodbank

The Mansbachs are such awesome volunteers and inspiring people! Many charities could make more efficient use of that kind of money than the Foodbank, but the Foodbank is lucky to have them and will feed many people.

Abc109 Dec 11, 2019 01:43 PM
Local Brothers Reach Fundraising Goal for Foodbank

Which charities could do better? The Foodbank is amazing and, unlike "many other charities" you mention, don't have executives in charge making hundreds of thousands of dollars a year in salaries paid for with our donations. I volunteered with them several years ago, filling backpacks with easy-to-prepare food and fresh fruit to give to certain kids when they left school on Fridays. These children would otherwise not have a stable source of food on weekends - through no fault of their own. These Mansback boys are inspiring, and EXACTLY the kind of humans that I hope grow up to lead us one day!

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