Unity ShoppeWe were so busy getting the weblog up and going last month that we almost forgot to mention two catering events that really warmed our hearts during the month of June.

On June 7th we catered the Annual Family Picnic for Transition House. This event honors the amazing contributions of the volunteers, staff, donors, and clients that make up the heart of Transition House. This year was extra special, as Transition House celebrated their 25th anniversary in Santa Barbara. That is quite a milestone. Shalhoob Meat Company provided the tri-tip and chicken for the event and SBB Gourmet Catering and Grilling (that's us!) had the fun of grilling on site, carving the meats, and serving the fabulous guests.

Transition House is a local nonprofit organization that provides food, shelter, and assistance to families in Santa Barbara who have lost their housing. It is a tragic fact of life that many Santa Barbara families suddenly find themselves without a home. Where would you go if this were to happen to you? The staff and volunteers at Transition House stand ready to help. They assist with emergency housing needs at their shelter and then provide a path toward independence through transitional living and affordable housing. They do a great job, and have an incredible 60% success rate in helping people get back on their feet. Check out their website at: http://www.transitionhouse.com/

Just a few days earlier on June 5th we catered the Unity Shoppe Golf Classic at Sandpiper Golf Course. The Golf Classic is a large fundraiser to benefit the operations of the Unity Shoppe. We donated our catering prowess to help make it a delicious event. Pulled pork sandwiches, homemade potato chips, and a colorful array of fresh peaches, plums, and apricots rounded out the lunch selection. It was a lot of great food and great fun in service of a great charity.

The Unity Shoppe is a local nonprofit organization that seeks to assist individuals in need. Their philosophy is that homelessness and welfare dependency can be prevented through the supply of basic needs like food, shelter, and clothing. If people don't have to choose between paying the rent and feeding their children they can focus on staying in their current home and stabilizing their life. The Unity Shoppe assists over 19,000 people a year and maintains a local "Free" store that helps provide necessities like food and clothing. Check out their website at: http://www.unityshoppe.org/

To wrap up, these are fantastic local organizations that provide critical services to those Santa Barbara residents most in need. We love and respect what they do, which is why we will continue donating to their cause in the future. We hope that you will consider doing the same.

Best ~ SBB