The Foodbank of Santa Barbara County announces the second annual Santa Barbara Fork & Cork Classic to be held Sunday, May 3, 2015, from 3:00 PM to 6:00 PM, at the Montecito Country Club, 920 Summit Road in Montecito.
100% of the event’s proceeds will benefit the Foodbank’s 300 local nonprofit partners who supply nutritious meals to Santa Barbara County residents. Last year alone, the Foodbank served 140,575 people — over 25% of the local population, including 50,000 children. While an estimated 71% percent of County households reported using three or more coping strategies for getting enough food in the past 12 months, 70% report choosing between paying for food and paying for utilities.
“We are grateful to the Montecito Country Club and Michael Blackwell for once again welcoming us and the community to their beautiful property,” said Erik Talkin, CEO, Foodbank of Santa Barbara County. “Santa Barbara Fork & Cork Classic is an important event for the Foodbank. By taking part in this event, attendees are helping to provide healthy produce and staples for in-need Santa Barbara County residents.”
Fork & Cork Classic 2015 will honor Justin West, chef at Julienne, and Blair Fox, winemaker at Blair Fox Cellars, for the contributions they have made towards advancing their respective crafts as well as their efforts to support the local community, including the Foodbank.
From the Montecito Country Club hillside, Fork & Cork Classic guests can enjoy magnificent panoramic views of Santa Barbara’s coastline, sip premium local wines, and sample fantastic food prepared by over twenty of Santa Barbara’s top chefs.
For a full list of sponsors, participating restaurants and wineries visit the Fork & Cork Classic website.