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  • Santa Barbara Bucket Brigade posted an update 3 days, 9 hours ago

    On Monday, September 14, the Santa Barbara Bucket Brigade launched our most ambitious volunteer campaign ever: The Growing Community Project, a collaborative humanitarian farming effort to help fight hunger across Santa Barbara County. Last year, one in four families countywide struggled to put food on the table. Today, as the deadly COVID-19 pandemic severely impacts the economy, food insecurity has only gotten worse.

    Building on the tradition of the victory garden campaigns of the First and Second World Wars, the Growing Community Project encourages volunteers to grow and donate fresh produce to improve the health and nutrition of hungry residents in support of the Santa Barbara County Disaster Feeding Plan

    The Bucket Brigade’s crowdsourcing expertise makes it easy for anybody to get involved. Volunteers can grow food at home or community gardens. Freshly harvested produce will be picked up, sorted, weighed, and delivered to the local Foodbank and other humanitarian feeding partners. The Growing Community Project provides an opportunity for everyone in the community to help our most vulnerable residents during this time of crisis.

    “How can we succeed as a community when one out of every four of our neighbors doesn’t have enough to eat? It’s time to stop talking and to start growing.”
    Abe Powell – Co-Founder/CEO Santa Barbara Bucket Brigade

    This combined humanitarian farming project is only possible with the generous support of our partner agencies and donors. The Bucket Brigade would like to thank our Growing Community partners: Santa Barbara County Food Action Network, UC Master Gardeners of Santa Barbara County, Veggie Rescue, White Buffalo Land Trust, Elings Park Foundation, The Terrace Foundation, Foodbank of Santa Barbara County, Catholic Charities of Santa Barbara County, Santa Barbara County Resource Recovery & Waste Management Division, Community Environmental Council, Trinity Gardens, Santa Barbara County Public Health Department, Agri-Turf and Island Seed and Feed.

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    To contact the Santa Barbara Bucket Brigade:
    Email – contactus@sbbucketbrigade.org
    Phone – ‭(805) 568-9700‬‬