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The Foodbank of Santa Barbara County launches fundraiser for truck replacement

Posted at 1:35 PM, Nov 14, 2018
and last updated 2018-11-15 15:18:23-05

The Foodbank of Santa Barbara County is asking the community to help raise money to replace a truck damaged in an accident in October.

The total cost of replacing all damaged equipment from the accident is $145,000, and the Foodbank must lease a new truck to transport donations for three months.

The Foodbank of Santa Barbara County is asking for donations to replace a supply truck after an accident in October. Photo: Foodbank of Santa Barbara County
The Foodbank of Santa Barbara County is asking for donations to replace a supply truck after an accident in October. Photo: Foodbank of Santa Barbara County

An anonymous donor has pledged $50,000 if the Foodbank can raise a matching donation of the same amount. Some donors have already given $4,000 toward the replacement costs.

Aera Energy, LLC has also offered to fund a full-service lease payment for the months of November and December of 2018, and January of 2019.

The Foodbank of Santa Barbara County is asking for donations to replace a supply truck after an accident in October. Photo: Foodbank of Santa Barbara County
The Foodbank of Santa Barbara County is asking for donations to replace a supply truck after an accident in October. Photo: Foodbank of Santa Barbara County

To contribute to the Foodbank’s fundraiser, you can donate online at https://donate.foodbanksbc.org/campaign/truck-replacement-campaign/c211966 or send a check made out to Foodbank of Santa Barbara County to 4554 Hollister Avenue, Santa Barbara, 93110 or 490 West Foster Road, Santa Maria, 93455.