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.

Get Involved

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

Table of Life 2021

This year, the Foodbank’s Table of Life celebration will be October 9, in person! Set in a beautiful location with a delicious dinner, drinks and live music, Table of Life is a timeless celebration of the Foodbank and our community of amazing supporters. Please contact mneal@foodbanksbc.org for ticket information. […]

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Lompoc Empty Bowls 2022

Get ready for Lompoc Empty Bowls on March 23, 2022! This year, we’re so excited to hold our Empty Bowls event in person (as of now). There will be delicious soup, fresh bread and homemade artist bowls, as well as hopefully many familiar faces as our community gathers together again. Stay tuned for ticket details! […]

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Santa Maria Empty Bowls 2021

Get ready for Santa Maria Empty Bowls 2021 on November 3rd! This year, we’re so excited to hold our Empty Bowls event in person (as of now). There will be delicious soup, fresh bread and homemade artist bowls, as well as hopefully many familiar faces as our community gathers together again. Stay tuned for ticket […]

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Santa Barbara Empty Bowls 2021

Get ready for Santa Barbara Empty Bowls 2021 on November 14! This year, we’re so excited to offer Empty Bowls in person (as of now). There will be delicious soup, fresh bread and homemade artist bowls, as well as hopefully many familiar faces as our community gathers together again. Stay tuned for ticket details!  Empty […]

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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 – 3:30pm
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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