Come support Family Service Agency at the 3rd Cooking Up Dreams at the Fess Parker Doubletree Resort March 31, 2017. Chef Michael Hutchings will be one of the many outstanding chefs from the local area participating in this culinary extravaganza. Attendees have the chance to vote for Michael's Catering for the People’s Choice Award. With exquisite food and wine this is sure to be a night you won’t want to miss! http://fsacares.org/cooking-up-dreams/
Last year, chef Michael was the recipient of the judge's as well as the people's choice. Come and taste what the chef is cooking up this year.
About FSA from their web page:
In July 1899, a group of concerned citizens gathered in the halls of Santa Barbara’s Chamber of Commerce in interest of organizing charity. Out of this meeting was formed Associated Charities, today known as Family Service Agency.
The history of FSA reflects both the changing philosophies of social service work over the past century and the changing needs of Santa Barbara County’s population. When the great depression of the 1930′s threw thousands out of work, the Agency responded with several employment programs. When the disastrous Painted Cave Fire destroyed over 500 homes in 1990, FSA was there to help find housing for the displaced and to counsel traumatized victims.
FSA has never been just about charity. Education has always been at the core of its myriad of programs. The agency is there to lend a helping hand when needed, but it is also there to teach people to help themselves. Santa Barbara has a proud history of aiding the less-fortunate members of the community and for over one hundred years, Family Service Agency has played a major role in that heritage.
To cure poverty is better than merely to relieve it and to prevent poverty is kinder still and saves more suffering.