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Wells Fargo District Managers Mark Corella and Kathie Voss with Judith Monte, Foodbank of Santa Barbara County Development Manager, center, celebrate the success of the Foodbank’s 2013 Turkey Drive.

January 18, 2014 12:00 am  •  Staff report

Thanks to Wells Fargo and the entire Santa BarbaraCounty community, 2,075 turkeys and 2,000 chickens were distributed during the Thanksgiving season. In addition to this, $26,100 was raised by the community and was generously matched with $25,000 by Wells Fargo.

Wells Fargo district managers Mark Corella and Kathie Voss recently presented Foodbank of Santa Barbara County with a check for the $25,000.

“At Wells Fargo, we are always eager to support our community,” said Corella, adding his personal thanks to all the community members who made contributions during this matching campaign. “The Foodbank is making a difference in so many lives, and we are pleased to be a partner in their efforts.”

“It is touching when people come together to help one another, especially during the holiday season,” said Erik Talkin, CEO, Foodbank of Santa Barbara County. “Foodbank extends our sincere appreciation to Wells Fargo and the entire community for their generous support of this year’s Turkey Drive.”

For more information about how to donate to the Foodbank, visit For information about how to get food or apply for CALFresh (formerly known as Food Stamps), please visit

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