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Phone: (805) 979-9511
Donor Relations Director: Pat Hitchcock
Unity Shoppe, Inc.
For over 100 years, Unity Shoppe, Inc. has been building a sustainable support system for all those in our Community who face unforeseen crises by providing free, essential services: nutritious food, school clothing, senior care and volunteerism programs, and job training for youth and adults. Always a-political, non-denominational, and non-discriminatory: Unity Shoppe, Inc. is here for everyone.
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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.
I Never Thought This Would Happen to Me
I’ve been dedicated to feeding children around the world since 1983 and bringing a spotlight to the issue of childhood hunger in America as the National Spokesperson for the No Kid Hungry campaign since 2010. I was inspired to get involved by a memory from my own childhood. My father brought home a book of photographs called, The Family of Man. My father told us, ‘This is what it’s all about, we’re a family, we’re all in this together.’ That quote stuck with me and motivates me to this day. I have so much gratitude for organizations like Unity Shoppe, who are on the frontlines in Santa Barbara, supporting our community and making a difference by connecting kids and families to healthy food, every day, where they live, learn, and play.
The unprecedented nature of the pandemic has shone a light on the challenging circumstances faced by many of Santa Barbara’s low-income residents to feed their families and stave off food insecurity.
Donations are critical to replenishing grocery shelves so that families can access the nutritious food they need throughout the year. If last year confirmed anything, it’s that nothing can hamper Unity Shoppe’s dedication to playing a pivotal role in supporting those who often feel marginalized or forgotten. That’s why Unity Shoppe commits to buying food wholesale and in bulk so donations large and small can be maximized.
Unity Shoppe Champions of 2020
In a year like no other, we have so much gratitude for all those who stepped up with support, encouragement, and gifts large and small. Here is but a sample from among the thousands who deserve to be recognized for their generosity during the worst of the pandemic:
Cars & Coffee
George & Susan Frampton
Sheila & Richard Herman
Cecia & Milt Hess
Hutton Parker Foundation
Donavan & Randie Judkins Foundation
Simon & Diana Raab
Ken and Charlotte Richardson
Victor & Susan Schaff