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Pam Gnekow, CEO

If there’s a program benefitting seniors, veterans or providing food to the hungry in Santa Ynez Valley, chances are Santa Ynez Valley Woman of the Year Pam Gnekow has been involved.

The executive director at Buellton Senior Center and founder of Country Gardens Catering has a long history of putting her culinary skills to use for the good of the community. There wasn’t a lot of spare time while raising her six children, but as they matured and she found spare time for herself, and she quickly filled it.

We are here to help.

Click below to learn more about what we can do for you.


  • Nutrition

  • Housing Assistance
  • Transportation
  • Housing assistance
  • Medical Closet
  • Medicare Assistance
  • Scam Awareness


  • Housing Referrals
  • Emergency Housing
  • Essential Needs Backpacks
  • Medical Assistance
  • VFW/ AFL Mentorship
  • Transportation

Domestic Violence Survivors

  • Sheriff and Agency Liaison Services
  • Emergency Necessities
  • Housing Assistance
  • Counseling Referrals
  • Job Placements

Community Resources

  • Nutrition
  • Housing
  • Thrift Store
  • Job Training
  • Red Cross Emergency Center

Our Partners

Founded to promote the common good and general welfare of the members of the Santa Ynez Valley by providing nutritional, recreational, and transportation resources.

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Phone: (805) 688-4571
Address: P.O. Box 1946
Buellton, CA 93427