We have been partnering with local businesses to cross promote and provide fun events that benefit the Foodbank. We wanted to let you know about them so you can support the local businesses that are helping us. Please let us know if you have a business and would like to participate!
NOVEMBER 1-30 - GRASSINI FAMILY VINEYARDS FOOD DRIVE

 

 

Throughout the month of November, the Grassini Family Vineyards Tasting Room is teaming up with the FoodBank to help bring some extra holiday cheer to hungry families in Santa Barbara County. To help keep the FoodBank flourishing this holiday season, Grassini Family Vineyards will reward each guest who donates non-perishable food items with a 2-for-1 wine tasting.  As an added bonus, customers will receive 1% off their purchases for every pound of food they bring in! (Up to 5% per purchase.) 

NOVEMBER 11-17 - SANDBAR FUNDRAISER
Dine at Sandbar! They are donating 10% of their proceeds to the Foodbank! You must present the flyer (or this e-mail) before ordering.

 

 

NOVEMBER 16 - ZIA JEWELRY FUNDRAISER

 

Zia Jewelry will be donating a percentage of their sales on November 16th to the Foodbank! 

 

They are also hosting a Foodbank Friday's Fundraiser. They will donate a percentage of their sales every Friday for the month of December. Light refreshments will be served on those days.
HOST A FOOD & FUNDS DRIVE FOR YOUR BUSINESS!

Sign up here to register your business for our Food & Funds Drive! 

 

Encourage your staff and customers to donate healthier foods and money. Remember, for every dollar that you donate, we can purchase $17 worth of

 food!

Download Foods 2 Encourage Flyer (at bottom of this page)
NOVEMBER 1-16 - TURKEY DRIVE
 & WELLS FARGO MATCH
Every year, the Foodbank collects and purchases turkeys and chicken to meet the demands of its growing network of nonprofit partner agencies and programs. Join us this year as we work to collect 3,000 turkeys / $25,000 to provide families a happy and food secure holiday season. 

This year, Wells Fargo Bank will generously sponsor the Turkey Drive with a $25,000 1:1 matching grant. Please donate today to bring us to our goal of $25,000 and 3,000 turkeys collected (turkey donations are matched at $15 each).
 
NOVEMBER 1 - DECEMBER 29 - WHOLE FOODS MARKET FUNDRAISER
 

Whole Foods Market is partnering with the Foodbank this holiday season for a cause campaign called "Feed 4 More" - The money collected will go towards the purchase of grocery items from Whole Foods Market, which is then donated to the Foodbank.  Whole Foods Market purchases the items at cost so more donations go to the Foodbank.

NOVEMBER 16 - TOURING & TASTING WINE SALE FUNDRAISER

Stock up on wine from Touring & Tasting! Calling All Wine Enthusiasts: Join us on November 16, 1-5PM, at Touring & Tasting's Holiday Warehouse Wine Sale (125 South Quarantina Street), show this e-mail when making your purchase of delicious wines for the holidays, and they will kindly donate 10% of your total purchase to the Foodbank. 

 

 

Download Touring & Tasting Flyer
THANKSGIVING DAY - ZEEBLU 5K & FAMILY FUN RUN

Rev up your metabolism early on Thanksgiving Day, so there's no guilt having some of Grandma's famous pumpkin pie with WHIPPED CREAM if you wish! Register for the ZeeBlu Thanksgiving 5K & Family Fun Run on Thanksgiving Day at 9:00am at Leadbetter Beach. Register for the race here. They need about 30 volunteers, so please register to volunteer here. Contact Melanie at 805-215-5088 with any questions. 

 

Download ZeeBlu 5K Flyer

NOVEMBER 22 - SANTA BARBARA MATCHMAKING 55+ MINGLE & MOSAIC PARTY

 

The Santa Barbara Matchmaking 55+ Party starts with fun and games like 'pin the paintbrush on the painting' and the 'dating game'. Afterwards you will get creative and paint one of thirty squares on three large canvases that will be publicly displayed for all to see. The three pieces will be auctioned on Ebay and the proceeds will benefit the Foodbank right on time for Thanksgiving! Don't miss your chance to participate, registration is required and limited to 30 people (15 men and 15 women). You must be single, 55+ and ready to mingle to attend!  

  1. Go to http://santabarbara.artinnovators.com
  2. Click on the 'Register' button, 
  3. Click on the 'Studio Classes' button
  4. Click on the 'Classes for Adults and Children' button
  5. Click on the 'Workshops, Events & Family Art Night!'
  6. Choose the Men or Women Mingle and Mosaic button. 
  7. Fill in form and make a payment. 

Contact Lisa at 805-699-5650 with any questions.

NOVEMBER 1-28 - SANTA BARBARA GIFT BASKETS FUNDRAISER

Trying to decide what to give your loved ones for Christmas? How about a lovely gift basket from Santa Barbara Gift Baskets! These gift baskets are packed with goodies from local merchants and $25 from each sale of a basket is donated to the Foodbank! Click here to purchase yours. Contact Anne at 805-689-7561 with any questions.

 

2013 CORPORATE CHALLENGE PARTICIPANTS

Corporate Challenge Website

 

Participating Companies

  • Brown & Brown Insurance - Brown & Brown is an independent insurance intermediary that through its licensed subsidiaries provides a variety of insurance and reinsurance products and services to corporate, public entity, institutional, trade, professional, association and individual clients. Brown & Brown is one of the selected companies that comprise the Standard & Poor's Mid-Cap 400 Index.
  • Chicago Title & Fidelity National Title - Chicago Title Insurance Company is one of the nation's largest title insurance companies. Together with its parent company (Fidelity National Title Group), Chicago Title Insurance Company is one of the nation's largest title insurance companies and offers unmatched financial strength for your residential or commercial real estate transactions.
  • Citrix - Citrix is the cloud company that enables mobile workstyles-empowering people to work and collaborate from anywhere, securely accessing apps and data on any of the latest devices, as easily as they would in their own office. Citrix products are in use at more than 260,000 organizations and by over 100 million users globally. Annual revenue in 2012 was $2.59 billion. 
  • Cox - As the third-largest cable entertainment and broadband services provider in the country, Cox Communications Inc. is best known for pioneering the bundle of television, Internet and telephone services together, offering consumers the ability to consolidate their services with one provider. According to the J.D. Power and Associates 2008 Major Provider Business Telecommunications Study, small and midsize businesses are more satisfied with our data solutions than with any other company.
  • Deckers - Started in 1973 by a University of California, Santa Barbara student who began making and selling sandals at craft fairs along the West Coast, Deckers has grown into a company that spans the globe with seven lifestyle brands: UGG�, Australia, Teva, Sanuk, Mozo, Ahnu, Tsubo and Hoke One One. Deckers was awarded Company of the Year by Footwear Plus and Footwear News magazines and ranked #11 on Forbes 200 Best Small Companies list in 2008 and #4 in 2010.
  • Ergomotion - The Ergomotion bed base design combines ergonomic support, innovation, fine furniture aesthetics, and a deep commitment to quality service. Our product is not just an adjustable base - it's a component that integrates ideas. We brought in designers and engineers trained in the high intensity demand and innovation of Detroit's automobile industry. With their visual expertise, education, and fresh new take on product development, we know we're taking design to the next level.
  • Network Hardware Resale - Network Hardware Resale is a global industry leader with corporate headquarters in the U.S., the Netherlands and Singapore, and is the world's leading reseller of pre-owned network equipment (e.g., Cisco, Juniper, Extreme, Foundry) and lifecycle solutions (e.g., NetSure�). NHR has been recognized with several awards, including Company of the Year (South Coast Business & Technology Awards, 2010), three appearances on the Inc. 5000, and four appearances on the Inc. 500.
  • Village Properties Realtors - We are committed to our customer relationships and the continued success of our agents. We believe it is of mutual benefit to develop and sustain these long-term relationships. In support of these beliefs, we pledge to continually "raise the bar" of excellence in the Santa Barbara Real Estate industry. Globally, Village Properties has top ten placement in the natural listings on Yahoo, Google, and MSN search engines for Santa Barbara real estate, Montecito real estate and many other terms.
  • Yardi Systems - Established in 1984, Yardi Systems has grown dramatically over the last three decades to become the leading provider of high-performance software solutions for the real estate industry. Today, we employ over 3,000+ dedicated professionals working in 30+ offices throughout North America, Europe, Asia, and Australia. Yardi Systems received the The ALFA Best of the Best awards in 2012 and the Realcomm Commercial Real Estate Digital Innovation (Digie) Award in 2012 and 2013.
To create fun, cross promotional sales and events for your business with the Foodbank, please e-mail me the following information before the 25th of the month to be included in the next month's e-mail:

 

  • Date, time, and location of event
  • Event/sale verbiage
  • Company/event website
  • Company logo in jpeg format
  • A flyer in jpeg/PDF format

Melissa Howard
(805) 967-5741 x112


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