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More Than $20,000 Raised To Feed Local Families

By Claire Anderson, KEYT - KCOY - KKFX Weather Anchor/Reporter, claire.anderson@kcoy.com
Published On: Jun 02 2014 01:25:24 PM CDT
Updated On: Jun 03 2014 01:15:03 PM CDT

The community gathered and raised more than $20,000 this weekend for local nonprofits across Santa Barbara County.

MONTECITO, Calif. -

The community gathered and raised more than $20,000 this weekend for local nonprofits across Santa Barbara County.

More than 600 community members wined and dined at the inaugural Santa Barbara Fork and Cork Classic at the Montecito Country Club on Sunday.

The event included over 30 wine and restaurant booths from the Santa Barbara area and all proceeds will benefit the Foodbank of Santa Barbara County.

The Foodbank supports 300 local nonprofits and donations from the event are still rolling in.

For every dollar raised, the Foodbank can provide eight meals for families in need.

The Foodbank of Santa Barbara County is transforming health by eliminating hunger and food insecurity through good nutrition and food literacy.

In Santa Barbara County, one in four people receive food support from the Foodbank; over 104,500 unduplicated people of whom 44% are children. 

Last year, the Foodbank distributed the food and resources to support 8.5 million meals - half of which was fresh produce. For more information, visit www.foodbanksbc.org.

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