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(Please note this is a sub-committee of the Higher Education Impact Group)
Partners: Santa Barbara City CollegeAllan Hancock CollegeUniversity of California Santa BarbaraSBC Department of Social ServicesSBC Public Health DepartmentFoodbank of SBC

Food Action Plan Goals activated:

  • Priority Goal 6: Support the development of neighborhood networks of volunteers to provide peer-to-peer education and empowerment to food insecure community members to improve their health.
    — CalFresh Application Assistors/Advocate and Basic Needs Peer Advisors on each Higher Education campus “providing peer-to-peer education and empowerment”
  • Goal 8: Integrate food literacy into all school campus cultures—including in-school and out-of school programs—throughout Santa Barbara County.
    — All of our campuses are doing a lot of this work!
    — Also integrating this through the same peer advisors/events doing CalFresh outreach
  • Goal 11: Increase affordability and accessibility to healthy, safe, environmentally-sound, locally grown food for all residents of Santa Barbara County
    — Increased access to CalFresh and use of Market Match


  • Expand CalFresh enrollment of higher education students
  • Bring Restaurant Meals Program (RMP) for CalFresh to SB County
  • Share best practices between campuses
  • Expand cross-trainings between DSS and campuses
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