Charity Partner: Foodbank of Santa Barbara County
The mission of the Foodbank is to end hunger and transform the health of Santa Barbara County through good nutrition. The Foodbank has served as the countywide hub for emergency food distribution since 1982, providing 10 million pounds of healthy food (half is fresh produce) and nutrition education programs to more than 173,000 Santa Barbara County residents annually. From warehouses in Santa Maria and Santa Barbara, healthy foods procured from growers, grocery rescue, and individual supporters is distributed countywide.
The Foodbank partners with over 300 nonprofit agencies, schools, and community centers to distribute food. Foodbank nutrition education programs for children and families provide pathways to food security with access to healthy food and nutrition lessons to better the community’s health. Foodbank programs and food support is always free for all residents.
With every $1 donated, the Foodbank can provide 8 healthy meals for Santa Barbara County children, families, and seniors. Your support helps the Foodbank break the cycle of food insecurity with the foods and resources people need to lead healthful lives.
If you are part of a charitable organization looking for volunteer opportunities and to become a beneficiary of the event, and/or receive entries for fundraising purposes, please email our team, here.
Charity Team Information
Thank you for your interest in bringing your charity team to the Santa Barbara Wine Country Half Marathon. We would be thrilled to welcome you the only half marathon in Solvang, CA and show you and your runners the beauty of some of this country’s finest wine regions in a new and exciting way.
For information on becoming a charity partner, please email us for more information.