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Look for the Helpers: Unity Shoppe gets big donation, kids and teens sing to elderly

As our area is faced with ongoing changes due to a growing pandemic, we are bringing stories of people doing good in the community during a time of uncertainty.

Help us look for the helpers!

Uniting for Unity Shoppe

Goya Foods donated 2,000 pounds of food to the Unity Shoppe in Santa Barbara.

The food will help local families struggling to put food on the table during the pandemic.

Goya Foods is the country's largest Hispanic-owned food company.

The company learned about the Unity Shoppe after seeing an interview with country music star Brad Paisley talking about how non-profit inspired him to start a similar charity in Nashville.

The donation included two types of beans, rice, canned veggies and fruits, coconut water and snacks.

A Goya Food representative said the company admires how the Unity Shoppe allows families to shop with dignity.

Songs for All Ages

Kids and teens with a local voice and performance program are bringing smiles to elderly residents.

The Young Singers Club of Santa Barbara is performing 'singing telegrams' for people in nursing homes via Zoom.

Founder Brett Mutinelli said the elderly residents who have been in isolation for weeks are delighted by the performances.

Know of any other helpers making a difference during these trying times? Send Alys an email and let her know!

Lifestyle / Safe at Home / San Luis Obispo County / Santa Barbara- S County / Santa Maria - North County / Ventura County

Alys Martinez

Alys Martinez is a reporter/anchor at KEYT|KCOY|KKFX.


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