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Foodbank of Santa Barbara County
The mission of the Foodbank is to provide nourishment to those in need by acquiring and distributing safe nutritious foods via local agencies and providing education to solve hunger and nutrition problems in Santa Barbara County. During 2013, the Foodbank of Santa Barbara County distributed more than 8.5 million meals from two warehouse locations in Santa Barbara and Santa Maria.
The Foodbank depends upon community-minded individuals, businesses and corporations for support. The surplus and donated food comes from many sources; over 500 contributors donated food and other commodities during 2012, in addition to the thousands of pounds of food collected through local food drives. Locally, food items such as bread, produce, dairy and deli items are donated daily by retail stores. Local growers and packers donate fresh fruit and vegetables. Individuals, businesses, and community groups, contribute through food drives.