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

FoodLibro Recipe Drive

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 […]

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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 […]

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Santa Maria Empty Bowls 2019

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, […]

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Food from the Bar

Summer should be a time of health and hope, not hunger, for Santa Barbara County children. Each summer, the legal community comes together for one purpose: to end hunger for children in Santa Barbara County, where 1 in 5 experience food insecurity. Participating firms and companies fundraise to support End Summer Hunger, a Foodbank campaign […]

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End Summer Hunger

All throughout summer and all over Santa Barbara County, we will be providing nutritious lunches every day to children who normally receive lunches at school. For many children, their school lunch is the only reliable meal of the day. For them, summer break means hunger. Santa Barbara Unified School District prepares fresh balanced meals each day […]

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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


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


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


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

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