FoodBank Teams Up with Local Restaurants to End Hunger

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FoodBank Teams Up with Local Restaurants to End Hunger
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Source: Foodbank of Santa Barbara County
This September, the Foodbank of Santa Barbara County is partnering with 17 local restaurants to host the first-ever countywide Dine Out for Hunger campaign.
This community effort will raise money to benefit the Foodbank and help end hunger in Santa Barbara County as part of Feeding America’s national Hunger Action Month. Last year, the Foodbank served 190,000 residents across the county, 40% of which were children, through nutrition education programs, fresh produce distributions, and healthy food pantries. The proceeds from this campaign will directly benefit children’s programs, senior nutrition services, and grocery distributions to families. 
Each restaurant will donate $1 to the Foodbank of Santa Barbara County for each purchase of a select menu item. Participating restaurants include the following: 
Bar 29, 1134 Chapala St, Santa Barbara
Bettina, 1014 Coast Village Rd, Santa Barbara
Benchmark Eatery, 1201 State St, Santa Barbara
Bibi Ji, 734 State St, Santa Barbara
The Boathouse, 2981 Cliff Dr., Santa Barbara
Ca' Dario, 37 E Victoria St, Santa Barbara
Dargan’s Irish Pub and Restaurant, 18 E Ortega St, Santa Barbara
Khao Kaeng, 1187 Coast Village Rd Suite 9, Montecito
Finch & Fork, 31 W Carrillo St, Santa Barbara
First & Oak, 409 1st St, Solvang
Industrial Eats, 181 Industrial Way, Buellton
Los Arroyos, 14 W Figueroa St, Santa Barbara
Mesa Burger,  315 Meigs Rd, Santa Barbara
Satellite, 1117 State St, Santa Barbara
Soul Cal Smokehouse, 38 W Victoria St, Santa Barbara
Three Pickles, 126 E Canon Perdido St, Santa Barbara and 420 S Fairview Ave # 104, Goleta
Toma, 324 W Cabrillo Blvd, Santa Barbara
“We’re excited to be working with local restaurants who work so hard to feed and nourish our community. The Foodbank is honored that many of them are donating a portion of their best-selling items and are so happy to give back,” explains Nathalie Keller, Foodbank Development Manager. “With the help of these restaurants, we’re hoping to make a big impact during Hunger Action Month.”
The Foodbank encourages anyone eating out during the month of September to consider dining at one of these restaurants. Patrons should ask their server for the special “Dine Out for Hunger” menu item. Each qualifying purchase provides eight meals to those facing hunger in our communities. Menu items range across breakfast, lunch, and dinner and include a wide array of foods. 
If restaurants are interested in joining the Dine Out for Hunger team, it’s not too late to participate. Contact Nathalie Keller at Dine Out for Hunger ends on September 30. Community members can learn more about how they can help by visiting

About the Foodbank of Santa Barbara County
The Foodbank of Santa Barbara County is transforming health by eliminating hunger and food insecurity through good nutrition and food literacy. The Foodbank provides nourishment and education through a network of more than 300 distribution programs operated by the Foodbank, its network of partner agencies and volunteers. In Santa Barbara County, one in four people receive food support from the Foodbank; over 170,000 unduplicated people of whom 38% are children. Last year, the Foodbank distributed 10 million pounds of food – nearly half of which was fresh produce. For more information, visit 
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a-1567171462 Aug 30, 2019 06:24 AM
FoodBank Teams Up with Local Restaurants to End Hunger

Sometimes things happen and people need help. If you don't support helping others there is nothing requiring your participation. Just hang out over there in your glass castle and hope nothing unplanned happens to change YOUR situation, like a fire, or earthquake or mudslide or injury or illness, etc. Because karma is a real thing and you throwing negative and judgemental thinking out into the universe could come back to bite you!

a-1567132656 Aug 29, 2019 07:37 PM
FoodBank Teams Up with Local Restaurants to End Hunger

People have kids they can't afford to feed. Foodbank et al. feed the kids. Those children grow up to have their own set of progeny who need a hand out. When does the free birth control come in?

a-1567171238 Aug 30, 2019 06:20 AM
FoodBank Teams Up with Local Restaurants to End Hunger

People have kids, and sometimes things happen and people need help. Did you also feel this kind of resentment when thr government employees weren't getting paid while the budget got figured out and many had to get food from the foodbanks?

CoastWatch Aug 29, 2019 09:01 PM
FoodBank Teams Up with Local Restaurants to End Hunger

I guess Food Debit Cards and FREE FAMILY breakfasts and lunch for kids attending school isn't enough to curb "food insecurity"... I guess eating apples, hard boiled eggs and peanut butter sandwiches are really expensive these days. Flaming Cheetos on the other hand...

SBSand Aug 30, 2019 06:18 AM
FoodBank Teams Up with Local Restaurants to End Hunger

Wow, angry much? I guess you've never struggled, or seen people you care about struggle and need help? How does it hurt you for a place like foodbank to provide healthy food for families who struggle?

CoastWatch Aug 30, 2019 07:46 AM
FoodBank Teams Up with Local Restaurants to End Hunger

When a large and becoming larger percentage of California "residents" are on the government (read taxpayers) dole, and have no intention of ever becoming self-sufficient, it IS a cause for concern. More than 20% of housing units in the City of SB are subsidized... That is not healthy. When "giving" families housing, food, backpacks, medical care etc, the chain of social welfare is never broken and society pays the price. Sorry if that sounds angry, but CA is doomed to have more taxpayer funds going out than coming in, even though we have the highest gas taxes, vehicle registration fees, income taxes and sales taxes, etc... It is a serious cause for concern ,

a-1567170941 Aug 30, 2019 06:15 AM
FoodBank Teams Up with Local Restaurants to End Hunger

This is awesome! Love seeing some of my favorite restaurants on the list. Helping people who are trying to help themselves, which IS the case with a lot of these families who turn to the foodbank for help, is a good thing. Recently when our government employees weren't getting paid many of them had to get help from the foodbank, which I'm sure they didn't expect to happen, but the foodbank was there to help. The negative nillies on here are really troubled and ignorant individuals! Life and people's problems are not always clear cut, we have different obstacles on life and sometimes people need help. Imagine your spouse dying suddenly and you getting laid off due to downsizing and having kids to feed while you hunt to find another job... Just trying to think of an example that the elitists here can relate to!

Thank you foodbank for helping people, you're my #1 favorite non profit! I was raised by a single mom and we were poor, sometimes we needed your help and you guys were there. As an adult I try and give back and have participated in many foodbank volunteering opportunities. You guys are amazing!

Zoo Keeper Aug 30, 2019 11:37 AM
FoodBank Teams Up with Local Restaurants to End Hunger

Yay for the Foodbank and all they do. Like life’s surprises, they do not discriminate. As we all have seen, whether we’ve learned it or not, disaster and life changes know no boundaries, financial or otherwise. A note to (some of) those who have; those who have less, serve you. I’ll be eating out in September and supporting our community. Thank you Foodbank for feeding those in need.

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