Give Meals.
Change Lives.

Your $1.51 Thanksgiving Meals are Just the Beginning

Change Starts With a Meal

Every $1.51 you give provides a complete Thanksgiving meal (with turkey, mashed potatoes, gravy, stuffing – the works) for someone in need right here in Santa Barbara. Even better, it can open the door to our comprehensive Recovery Program and become the start of a whole new life.

Meet Tiffany

Before Tiffany came to Santa Barbara Rescue Mission, her life was scarred by addiction.

As she waited for her meal, humbled and overwhelmed, tears filled her eyes – not tears of despair, but tears of gratitude.

“If it weren’t for the Mission, I wouldn’t be here right now. I would have nowhere to go but to the streets,” Tiffany says.

That’s why your meals are so important. They bring in people who have nowhere else to go. Once those men and women are here, we can build relationships, share God’s love and connect them to other life-changing programs.

“The Rescue Mission in itself has saved my life,” Tiffany says.

Every meal matters. Every meal can become a turning point. That’s why we can’t let anyone go hungry – especially not at Thanksgiving time. Each $1.51 you give provides one meal!

Rolf Geyling | President

I’ve been told that the pecan pumpkin pie I make every year for Thanksgiving will change your life. As much as I’d like to think my recipe is that good, I’m pretty sure it doesn’t have lasting life-changing power.

It might change your life for a moment . . . but that’s it.

But there is something that can change lives for good – giving meals that share God’s love with people in need. That’s why I hope you’ll partner with us to provide life-changing meals for your hurting neighbors this holiday season.

About Santa Barbara Rescue Mission

Santa Barbara Rescue Mission has provided life-changing recovery services and emergency care to the homeless and hungry since 1965. We are the only place between Ventura and Santa Maria that is open 365 nights a year. For many people, we are their last stop. Their last chance. Their last hope.

The Rescue Mission will serve 140,000 meals, provide safe shelter (thanks to the recent remodel) to 200 men and women each night, and graduate over 40 people from its 12-month Residential Recovery Program.

We run entirely on the funds we receive from foundations, corporations and generous people like you.
In the past year, together we have helped:

Only One Rescue Mission

“I strongly support all the programs at the Santa Barbara Rescue Mission because they result in giving hope to those struggling to find hope, and in doing so prevent crime and support public safety. Although there is a tremendous need for residential treatment programs in Santa Barbara County there is only one Rescue Mission.”

- Joyce Dudley, Santa Barbara District Attorney

No One Should Go Hungry on Thanksgiving!

Each $1.51 you give provides a full Thanksgiving meal that can become the start of a whole new life.

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