food programs

Nick Ramirez is a chef at Loquita, an acclaimed Spanish style tapas restaurant in Santa Barbara.  The restaurant made USA Today’s top new restaurant list when it opened three years ago.  Like many restaurants on the Central and South Coasts, coronavirus led to its shutdown.

A foodbank serving the Central and South Coasts is using technology to make it easier for people in need to find out where they can get free food close to them.

Foodbank of Santa Barbara County has launched a text program to link people to its SAFE food program locations.  There are 54 location in Santa Barbara County.

It’s been a long, lonely spring for Harvey Carl. The 83-year-old widower has been a virtual shut-in at his Oak Park home, with only a rare, quick trip out with a friend for groceries.

Carl’s meals have included things which are easy to make, like cereal and canned food. But, this week, he became the part of what’s called the “Great Plates Delivered” program.