Thursday, September 3, 2009

IN BRIEF : Foodbank volunteerism urged for Sept. 9

September 2, 2009 7:16 AM

SANTA BARBARA Local leaders are encouraged to participate in Leadership Day on Sept. 9 by working at Foodbank locations in observation of National Hunger Action Month.

Both the Santa Barbara and Santa Maria Foodbank locations will be open for this particular service, and religious, political and business leaders are being asked to volunteer at least one hour of their time to serving the hungry that day.

Hunger Action Month is organized by Feeding America, the largest domestic hunger-relief organization in the United States.

Santa Barbara County is estimated to have 135,000 residents who do not know where they will get their next meal.

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-Morgan Hoover