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SB County Foodbank ready to keep food cool even during potential power outages

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SANTA BARBARA COUNTY, Calif. - The Foodbank of Santa Barbara County wants the community to rest assured that those who need it can still receive fresh food, even if the county sees widespread power outages.

The extreme heat lingering in California could lead to blackouts this week, and Public Safety Power Shut-offs could be implemented during fire season if dangerous weather conditions emerge.

The Foodbank has multiple back-up generators at its warehouses and recently invested in four additional refrigeration trucks.

 “The situation that we’re in at the moment really feels like a bad disaster movie, in that we’ve had the pandemic, we’ve had the food insecurity as a result of that, and now here we are with fire season and potential power shut-offs,” SB County Foodbank CEO Talkin said Wednesday.

“The food bank has got generators, we have refrigerated trucks. We’re ready to ensure that there is fresh produce and food available for everyone in the community who needs it.”

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