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Second Annual Event – Building Our Resilient Food System: Cultivating Connections

#rethinkfood #foodaction #foodjustice #foodsystem #leaf Help us continue to shape a sustainable food future for Santa Barbara County! Join us on Tuesday, November 13, 2018 from 6 p.m. to 8…

Foodbank of Santa Barbara County Annual Report 2018

Thanks for taking the time to read this report! This has been an incredible year of progress for the Foodbank. We had no idea that we would be tested so…

Food First – Fall 2018 Newsletter

Full Hearts and Bellies: An SBC Food Rescue Story #rethinkfood

CEC’s SBC Food Rescue program has been hard at work since the launch in April 2018, and to date has saved approximately 3,625 pounds of restaurant-quality food from going to the landfill. Instead, this food has gone to feed local community members at charitable nonprofits.

Santa Barbara School District First In US To Axe Processed Meat

The Santa Barbara Unified School District (SBUSD) is the first known school district in the US to remove processed meats from its lunch menus. The change - which became official…

Farming for Life to use veggies as low-cost diabetes treatment

Santa Barbara County doctors are testing out a new prescription medication to treat residents struggling with type 2 diabetes: veggies. Sansum Diabetes Research Institute, a Santa Barbara-based diabetes research and…

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Rising carbon emissions make crops less nutritious, threaten global health

Read the full text on The Hill. Around the world, food security is being threatened by man-made carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions. Some of the threats to our food system are…

Excess Food, Which Normally Gets Thrown Out, Helps To Feed Hungry In Santa Barbara County

Food that would normally be thrown out is now feeding the hungry in Santa Barbara County. Restaurants, supermarkets and caterers routinely dump their excess prepared food. But instead of filling…

Food Rescue Network Links Those With Excess Food to Those in Need

The Community Environmental Council (CEC) has launched Santa Barbara County Food Rescue, a collaborative food recovery network that builds relationships in the county between donors who have excess food and…

Lompoc residents, Foodbank reps celebrate 1-year anniversary of food access center

With a festive atmosphere that was befitting a birthday party, Lompoc community members and civic leaders joined with officials from the Foodbank of Santa Barbara County on Wednesday to celebrate…

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