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.
The 35% Opportunity
35% of those we serve are children. A new generation of food literacy starts here.
10 Million Lbs.
Half of the food we distribute is fresh produce.
$1 = 8 Meals
Our program model, logistics and efficiency multiplies the impact of every dollar contributed.
300+ Partners & You!
We serve youth, families and seniors through a vast community of local nonprofits and supporters.
Join the Foodbank for the annual Santa Barbara Empty Bowls Empty Bowls is a community event to end hunger alongside neighbors and friends. Local restaurants donate delicious fresh gourmet soup and artisan bread. Guests savor the meal in one-of-a-kind bowls created by local ceramicists, then take the bowls home to treasure as a gift and reminder […]
We’re having a recipe drive! We’d love to hear about your child’s favorite snack or your family’s oldest traditional dish. Fill out this card with your favorite healthy recipe for a chance to win a Foodbank apron! Recipes must feature a fruit, vegetable, legume, nuts, or seeds, include affordable ingredients that are easy to find […]
Since 2012, JOINJACOB has raised $95,000 for the Foodbank of Santa Barbara County. That’s nearly 1 million meals. Each year the JOINJACOB triathlon team, led by brothers Jacob, 15, and Joseph, 13, races in the Santa Barbara Triathlon to raise funds that help the Foodbank offer healthy food and nutrition education to kids, families, and seniors in our community. The team is back in training. Donate or join the team to help JOINJACOB reach […]
For a $25 ticket donation, Empty Bowls guests choose a beautiful handmade bowl, enjoy a simple meal of soup, bread and water, and take home the bowl as a reminder of the meal’s purpose: to feed the hungry in the Santa Maria community. Due to popular demand, we’ve expanded ticketing to include an 11am, 12pm, […]