Transforming the health of Santa Barbara County through fresh produce and essential foods, nutrition knowledge, and education for children, families and seniors.

1 in 4 Need You

1 in 4 local people received food support through our 300 programs and partners annually.

What is the Need?

The 41% Opportunity

41% of those we serve are children. A new generation of food literacy starts here.

Building Healthy Kids

20 Million Lbs.

Half of the food we distribute is fresh produce.

What is Food Literacy?

$1 = 8 Meals

Our program model, logistics and efficiency multiplies the impact of every dollar contributed.

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Outreach to Those Most in Need

Our expanded Healthy School Pantries program and our new Food Access for Farmworkers program support the most vulnerable in our community.

Current Events

Food as Medicine: Intermittent Fasting for Metabolic Resilience

Another Food as Medicine virtual presentation will be coming up on May 20! Intermittent Fasting for Metabolic Resilience will be an overview of the potential health benefits of intermittent fasting, variations on how to do it, tips & tricks for making it easier and how to decide whether it’s right for you. Details are below! […]

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Picnic in the Park 2021

Our Picnic in the Park summer lunch program is right around the corner! Starting June 7 and running until August 20, free lunches will be provided to children while schools are closed. Stay tuned for a list of picnic sites coming soon! […]

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Fill the Foodbank!

Fill the Foodbank! will be Saturday, May 22nd from 10am-2pm at the locations listed below. This drive-thru food drive will also be a cookware drive, so bring any clean, gently used or new cookware items you don’t use anymore! […]

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Contact info

North County
490 W. Foster Rd., Santa Maria, CA 93455
Phone: (805) 937-3422
Fax: (805) 937-8750
M-F: 7am – 4pm
South County
4554 Hollister Ave., Santa Barbara, CA 93110
Phone:(805) 967-5741
Fax:(805) 683-4951
M-F: 7am – 4pm
Education & Admn.
1525 State St., Ste. 100, Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Phone: (805) 967-5741
Fax: (805) 683-4951
M-F: 8am – 5pm
Please Note: If you are donating food, please drop it off between 8am-3pm at our North County or South County warehouse locations listed above. The State St. location does not accept food donations.

Children

Feed the Future is our series of sequential, innovative programs fostering nutritional independence and health in children, from birth to high school graduation.

Families

We are transforming health through teaching an appreciation of fresh, nutritious food and getting families “back to the table.”

Seniors

We provide fresh produce, dairy, and other supplemental age-appropriate foods to low-income seniors countywide.

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