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Santa Barbara County Food Action Network

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Matching Challenge

Through December 31, 2022, the first $2,500 donated will be matched thanks to a generous challenge from the Giving List’s novel matching program.

Invest in a More Vibrant, Equitable, and Resilient Food System

SBCFAN is taking steps to make our regional food system work better for everyone – and ensure the food it provides is healthy, accessible, culturally reflective, and affordable for all. We are scaling up to meet increasing demand for support to convene and launch working groups, activate advocacy efforts, and develop a robust resource ecosystem. In order to meet this need and address the causes of our unstable food system, we are seeking $500,000 – or five gifts of $100,000. Your investment would directly support:

•2 full-time staff to oversee strategy, operations, and high-level coordination
•5 part-time staff for finance, working groups, communications, website management, marketing, and events
•Grant-writing funds to share countywide to support food system projects
•Seed funds to launch a revolving loan program for food system projects
•Regional innovation that can be iterated nationally

To make a gift or to learn more, contact Executive Director Shakira Miracle at smiracle@sbcfoodaction.org or (805) 705-5452.


SBCFAN connects, aligns, and activates food system changemakers to develop a robust local food economy, a healthy and just community, and a well-stewarded, resilient foodshed.

(805) 705-5452
Executive Director: Shakira Miracle

Begin to Build a Relationship

We know you care about where your money goes and how it is used. Connect with this organization’s leadership in order to begin to build this important relationship. Your email will be sent directly to this organization’s director of development and/or Executive Director.

Farming can be solitary, but the solidarity our grain producer cooperative has built will have lasting impacts on our success as farmers, helping grow our small operations so they act as examples and incubators for a new diverse generation of mentored farmers. The power of an organization like SBCFAN to support the activation and sustainability of such work, thereby effecting substantive, permanent change to our local food system, cannot be overstated.
Melissa Sorongon
Baker|Miller|Owner, Piedrasassi Wine & Bread
Founding Member, Central Coast Regenerative Equipment Alliance