Foodbank of Santa Barbara County


Feeding America
161 N. Clark Street
Suite 700
Chicago, IL 60601

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Each year, Feeding America
distributes pounds of food to people facing hunger.
Counties served by Feeding America:
Erik Talkin TED talk "Why Giving People More Food Doesn't End Hunger

In a lively TED talk delivered November 2019, Erik Talkin illustrates why people facing hunger and food insecurity need more than just groceries to be healthy and become more food secure. Watch: (12 min.) Featured are outlines of the Foodbank's award-winning Children's Health Initiative "Feed the Future" and other approaches used to increase food literacy among all residents of the county, in both the daily disaster of hunger as well as in the face of large-scale emergencies.

CEO of the Foodbank of Santa Barbara County leads the organization transforming hunger into health in the county with California's highest rate of child poverty, in the state that's home to the highest rate of child poverty in the country. .
In the area served by Feeding America:
1 in 7 people alttext face hunger.
1 in 5 children face hunger.

Lamont's Story

Lamont holding his daughter.
Lamont’s life took an unexpected turn when an on-the-job injury left him unemployed and relying on the food pantry to help feed his children.
Read Lamont's Story
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