Posted: Apr 30, 2012 5:42 PM by Shelby Rhodes
Updated: Apr 30, 2012 8:30 PM
The Foodbank of Santa Barbara County has something worth celebrating this week.
On Monday the Foodbank opened its doors to the community, celebrating its 30 year anniversary. The Santa Maria facility on West Foster Road was open for the public to come by for tours. It was a chance for people to bring by donations, but also for the Foodbank to express its gratitude for the community support.
Chief Operating Officer, Ed Schatz, said the Foodbank will need that same support as it moves into the next 30 years.
"What we are really looking for is a long term solution to hunger. That's just not simply about how people are receiving food, but about how they are eating and how it affects aspects of their lives, certainly their health and how they are feeling about it and job opportunities." said Schatz.
The Foodbank is holding a drawing May 7, giving out raffle tickets in exchange for donations. The Foodbank said it has a significant need for peanut butter donations right now. Prizes for the drawing include a new grill. One jar of peanut butter will get you one ticket, or $20 will land you five tickets.
PLEASE HELP US MODERATE COMMENTS
Offensive or inappropriate comments are subject to removal. To report a comment, please e-mail us at email@example.com, and include the name of the story and information on the comment.
Thank you! KSBY.com
Get deals up to 80% off here!
Find the lowest gas prices in your area
Submit your photos to KSBY
Check out our calendar of events
Watch Daybreak Web Videos in full
Save with Hot Deals across our counties!
Events across the Central Coast
Follow The CW5 on Facebook.
The KSBY online public file.
What do you think? Leave us your feedback.
KSBY is your official CA Lottery station for San Luis Obispo and Santa Barbara Counties