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 […]
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, […]