A Seat at the Foodbank’s Table of Life Provides Food Security for Local Children

Posted on Oct 7 by SEASONS Magazine

Foodbank's Table of Life Gala takes place on Oct. 8. Courtesy photo.

Foodbank’s Table of Life Gala takes place on Oct. 8. Courtesy photo.

The Foodbank of Santa Barbara County‘s  5th Annual Table of Life Gala, bringing together food and wine enthusiasts for an evening of indulgence, while supporting the Foodbank’s critical efforts to teach nutritional health to children.  This year, Foodbank honors Maryan Schall and Deckers Brands for their leadership and dedication to improving food security in Santa Barbara County. The Table of Life will be held on October 8, from 4-7 p.m., at Stephanie and Jim Sokolove’s Montecito estate.

Foodbank Table of Life Honorees (Maryan Schall and Deckers Brands being represented by David Powers here), with Foodbank CEO Erik Talkin. Courtesy photo.

Foodbank Table of Life Honorees (Maryan Schall and Deckers Brands being represented by David Powers here), with Foodbank CEO Erik Talkin. Courtesy photo.

The Foodbank’s goal is raise $250,000 to support 1 in 5 kids in Santa Barbara County; hungry children whose health is impacted by poor nutrition, childhood diabetes, obesity and lack of food literacy. If the Foodbank meets this goal, they will help 50,000 children, learn the power of good nutrition for a better future through a network of 300 nonprofits and programs.

The Foodbank’s Feed the Future programs (Food Literacy in Preschool, Kid’s Farmers Market, Backpack, Grow Your Own Way, Picnic in the Park, Teens Love Cooking and Healthy School Pantry) teach nutritional independence and health in children from infancy to young adulthood. Practicing good health— including the importance of incorporating fresh fruits and vegetables into one’s diet—at a young age helps set a standard for lifelong nutritional decisions and advocacy. Your ticket helps ensure children in community receive local, fresh produce and nutrition education year round.

The Sokolove’s are steadfast Foodbank supporters and are once again generously opening their home and inviting the community to share a spectacular afternoon together, while learning more about moving those at risk in Santa Barbara County from hunger into health. Their estate will be the backdrop for the garden party featuring hors d’oeuvres, wine, cocktails, and a seasonal farm to table dinner by Chef Michael Hutchings and Christine Dahl. This year’s event will be emceed by Palmer Jackson Jr., and will also feature live music by the popular Doublewide Kings and guest speaker Fred Kass, MD, Cancer Center of Santa Barbara, as well as silent auction.

The 2016 Table of Life Gala is Co-Chaired by Ann Daniel and Nancy Sheldon, along with tremendous support from their Host Committee, including Michelle Apodaca, Marybeth Carty, Rebecca Goebel, Eva Haller, Palmer Jackson Jr., Jill Levinson, DC McGuire, Sarah Muzzy, Stephanie Sokolove, Nina Terzian, Judi Weisbart and Diane Zipperstein.

 

Foodbank Table of Life Committee, courtesy photo.

Foodbank Table of Life Committee, courtesy photo.

Please visit www.tableoflife.org for full event details.

 

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