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Foodbank of Santa Barbara Co. working to keep food accessible to those who need it

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Posted at 3:46 PM, Aug 19, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-20 00:10:25-04

Amid hot temperatures and potential power outages, the Foodbank of Santa Barbara County is working to ensure people don't lose access to food.

If perishable food is lost, the foodbank is offering a number of available distribution sites where people can come pick up what they need.

Food can also be delivered to people unable to travel.

"We're seeing anywhere from 20 percent surge of unemployment numbers from our client data base where people are coming because they don't have a job and that's gonna last well into next year, so we're here, we're prepared, we have the food and resources to get to those people and help them in this time of need," said Paul Wilkins, foodbank COO.

Since March, the foodbank says it has been delivering about twice the amount of food as the same time last year.