Foodbank to Distribute Free Food for Federal Workers

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Source: Foodbank of Santa Barbara County

The Foodbank of Santa Barbara County is distributing free food for Federal employees impacted by the government shutdown.

Times: 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm

Dates: Fri. 1/11, Wed. 1/16, and Fri. 1/18 at our warehouse locations.

Please share to help local families!

Santa Maria 490 W. Foster Rd. (805) 937-3422

Santa Barbara 4554 Hollister Ave. (805) 967-5741

Immediate family members may pick up food on behalf of a federal employee. No ID necessary.

For more ways to receive help please visit: https://foodbanksbc.org/get-help

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Flicka Jan 11, 2019 04:29 PM
Foodbank to Distribute Free Food for Federal Workers

I have lived "paycheck to paycheck" when raising kids. Anyone thinking that helping unpaid Federal workers with food is political you are certainly not living in their world. Having children, mortgage payments or high rent, maybe even car payments can rip through pay checks pretty quickly. Without them, good luck. Some members of Congress have chosen not to take paychecks until this is over.

EastBeach Jan 11, 2019 09:50 PM
Foodbank to Distribute Free Food for Federal Workers

Why does it "reek of a publicity stunt"??? SB Foodbank is an non-partisan non-profit that partners with many charities. Educate yourself about them here ....... https://foodbanksbc.org/about-us/ .... They are doing exactly what you want ... feeding those in need.

a-1553134394 Jan 12, 2019 03:08 AM
Foodbank to Distribute Free Food for Federal Workers

Some info: ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/white-house/angry-furloughed-federal-workers-protest-shutdown-white-house-around-country-n957356 ------------------- https://www.nbcnews.com/business/consumer/private-businesses-step-furloughed-public-workers-n957761 ------------------- ------------------------------------ https://www.washingtonpost.com/business/2019/01/10/now-craigslist-facebook-household-items-furloughed-workers-trying-make-ends-meet/?utm_term=.e2158b586e76 -------------------------------------------------------------------- https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/federal-workers-to-demand-end-to-government-shutdown-at-white-house-protest/2019/01/10/330d1c4e-144c-11e9-803c-4ef28312c8b9_story.html?utm_term=.6be4d4799035

a-1553134394 Jan 12, 2019 02:53 AM
Foodbank to Distribute Free Food for Federal Workers

I hope you can find a private sector job with at least health insurance! The job market seems to be a job-hunter's market. Good luck looking for a job with decent pay and a good benefits package!

a-1553134394 Jan 12, 2019 02:41 AM
Foodbank to Distribute Free Food for Federal Workers

I urge you to read some national papers,or info from conservative and liberal think tanks. Please don't rely on Fox, CNN or whichever channel. YES, there are many fed workers who earn about 30K a year, maybe more, maybe less. ============== Also, farmers, who need the subsidies and relief Trump's admin gave them, BECAUSE OF THE TRADE WAR w/ China , ============================= can't access loans & relief payments, due to the shutdown. ============================================================== Not to mention that Coast Guard is not part of the military, but a part of DHS. Thus, they, AND BORDER PATROL AGENTS, ARE NOT, I repeat NOT getting paid. Nor are Fed prison custody officers. Do you literally put your life on the line, fear a shank/ knife, every time you go to work? Can you imagine working in a prison for a 16 hour shift?! I know I couldn't. Please look at some descriptions of these workers' lives. I worked for SB County and was well off at less than 30K a year. But I was SINGLE!! --------------------------- Furloughed workers have been urged, & reduced to, selling their stuff and doing ANYTHING they can for $$. How much do you think they could earn? Maybe one cent per task as an Amazon Turk? Maybe babysitting or housecleaning? ================================================================ Google "news furloughed workers" for some real stories.

all knowing Jan 11, 2019 01:41 PM
Foodbank to Distribute Free Food for Federal Workers

Oh come on A-15......now your just projecting your bitterness......are you a government worker ?.....if you are , I am sorry if I hurt you feelings.....get better soon

all knowing Jan 11, 2019 12:46 PM
Foodbank to Distribute Free Food for Federal Workers

A-15......I do have a family and I get paychecks once a month.......I am frugal with my money and manage to provide for food on the table .......I don't have a new car, new house, new phone, or new tattoos.........I work in the private sector and do not have health care, pension, lots of vacation time etc provided to my family because I am a government worker......... as FACTOTUM pointed out, Government workers are generously paid and provided for........This Food Bank give away seems a bit political to me.......

EastBeach Jan 11, 2019 12:35 PM
Foodbank to Distribute Free Food for Federal Workers

Living paycheckoto-paycheck is much more common than you'd think (even though nobody you know may be in that situation) ............ https://www.washingtonpost.com/business/2018/12/28/living-paycheck-paycheck-is-disturbingly-common-i-see-no-way-out/?utm_term=.762fadd6123b ............. https://www.forbes.com/sites/zackfriedman/2019/01/11/live-paycheck-to-paycheck-government-shutdown

a-1553134394 Jan 11, 2019 12:22 PM
Foodbank to Distribute Free Food for Federal Workers

ALL KNOWING - If you have a family and are living paycheck to paycheck, how do you buy $100 (at least, depending how many/how old kids are) worth of groceries each week?

Yeti Jan 11, 2019 08:29 AM
Foodbank to Distribute Free Food for Federal Workers

It really is pathetic how completely inept and ineffective our congress and president have become. I hope they stopped the paychecks for Congress as well. Jerks! I just wish we could hit a big red RESET button, completely removing them all from government and starting over.

EastBeach Jan 11, 2019 10:20 AM
Foodbank to Distribute Free Food for Federal Workers

It's even more frustrating when you consider how he-who-shall-not-be-named got the idea in the first place ....... https://www.forbes.com/sites/stuartanderson/2019/01/04/where-the-idea-for-donald-trumps-wall-came-from

Factotum Jan 10, 2019 05:50 PM
Foodbank to Distribute Free Food for Federal Workers

Do these furloughed workers not get reimbursed later for this expected vacation time?- Part of the realities when choosing to work for the government -it has its its funding ups and downs from time to time. This is a given in this type of employment, and there certainly was plenty of warning to make other plans. Government salaries and benefits are very good - there was wiggle room to weather this out. Talk some sense into Salud and get the proper funding for the Wall.

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