Two brothers competed to raise money to end child hunger.
Jacob and Joseph Mansbach swam, biked, and ran in the Carpinteria Triathlon to raise money with the Santa Barbara Food Bank.
Jacob began competing back in 2012 and organized the “Join Jacob” Campaign.
Jacob says he started the campaign after volunteering at the Santa Barbara Foodbank and learning that there are kids that go hungry in the community.
“We have been doing this since 2012, so about six years now, and my brother and I do this because we can help kids our age and we love getting that feeling of helping others,” said Jacob.
Joseph says raising money and competing to end hunger goes hand-in-hand.
“Once we started fundraising for the food bank we thought, ‘Hey, maybe we can blend both things that we love to do together to create a triathlon team that can help raise money for the food bank,” said Joseph.
In past years, the brothers and some community members compete in the Santa Barbara Triathlon, but due to the recent disasters, the event was canceled. This year, just the two brothers competed.
“Well, it really helps to know that I am helping kids my age and like me get food that they need and it really helps me push myself in athletics, triathlon, and basically everything in general,” said Joesph.
The brothers are just $10,000 away from reaching their $100,000 goal for the Food Bank. The deadline to donate is October 31.