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Food Action Plan -- Listening Sessions - Version 2

Help Create the Santa Barbara County Food Action Plan!

From our friend Melissa Gomez Fontaine at the Foodbank of Santa Barbara County: You are invited to a listening session for the Santa Barbara County Food Action Plan. These listening sessions are an opportunity for Read more

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Food Literacy Intern Teaches Kids – And Learns a Lot

by Katy Villanueva Over the course of this long, dry summer, I taught food literacy classes at day camps throughout Santa Barbara County. These camps are all “feeding sites,” or extensions of the regular CAC/Food Read more

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Video: Private Charity Provides Only 4% of Food Aid In America

There are over 61,000 private charitable food banks, pantries, and other food aid distributors in the USA, but all together they provide only 4% of America’s food aid, according to author Jan Poppendieck. With one-in-four Read more

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Free for All Author Janet Poppendieck to Speak in Santa Barbara on September 12

The Orfalea Foundation is very excited to bring Hunter College sociologist, noted author, and food systems expert Janet Poppendieck to Santa Barbara’s Marjorie Luke Theater on Thursday, September 12, at 7:00 PM. Poppendieck will be Read more

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Food Sovereignty Week Flyer Now Available for Download

We hope to see you at these fantastic events, and we hope you’ll download the attached flyer and share it with your friends. Thanks from all of us at the Orfalea Foundation! September 10: Free Read more

Promotores Training with The School Food Initiative: Day 4 and Graduation

Wednesday, May 22, marked the fourth specialized culinary training of Santa Barbara County promotores by Chef Instructors and staff from Orfalea Foundation’s School Food Initiative. (For more information about Santa Barbara County’s promatores de salud program, see our Read more

Promotores Training with The School Food Initiative: Day 3

Wednesday, May 16, marked the third day-long culinary training of twenty-six Santa Barbara County promotores by Chef Instructors and staff from the Orfalea Foundation’s School Food Initiative.

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Your Invitation to Make No Kid Hungry a Reality

On Thursday, May 30th the City of Santa Barbara, Share Our Strength, SB Unified School District, Foodbank of Santa Barbara County, and the Community Action Commission are hosting a music event to showcase the wonderful Read more

Students harvested, prepped, cooked, and served food as part of a three-day Health & Wellness retreat.

Health and Wellness from Farm to Table

Students harvested, prepped, cooked, and served food as part of a three-day Health & Wellness retreat. In late March and early April, two groups of REACH students participated in Health and Wellness Retreats over three Read more