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 35% Opportunity

35% of those we serve are children. A new generation of food literacy starts here.

Building Healthy Kids

10 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.

Get Involved

300+ Partners & You!

We serve youth, families and seniors through a vast community of local nonprofits and supporters.

Meet Our Partners

Current Events

Picnic in the Park 2020

The Foodbank of Santa Barbara County is hosting Picnic in the Park again this summer! Picnic in the Park offers free, nutritious meals to children who receive free or reduced-priced lunches during the school year over the summer months and will run between June 8 and August 7 (June 15 and August 14 in Carpinteria). […]

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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 1pm and 3pm.
Our warehouses will close at noon on Friday,May 22, and all day Monday, May 25.

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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