foodbank of santa barbara county

Thousands of people had been displaced over the course of numerous recent disasters in the region.

Taking that into consideration, officials say that a possible future long-term emergency could challenge the area food supply.

The one year anniversary of the deadly 1/9 debris flow in Montecito was not only a chance to remember those who lost their lives, and were injured. It helped focus new attention on the issue of preparedness. In the wake of the Thomas Fire, and Montecito debris flow, a non-profit agency which normally focuses on feeding the hungry in Santa Barbara County is making available disaster preparedness food kits.