Santa Maria Elks Lodge Temporarily Closed: Visit Allan Hancock College to Receive Food

While the Santa Maria Elks Lodge is temporarily closed, the SAFE Food Distribution that normally takes place there on Thursdays at 9 a.m. is also closed. Until the Elks Lodge reopens, community members in Santa Maria may visit Allan Hancock College (1.9 miles away) on Thursdays at 11 a.m. to receive healthy groceries and fresh […]

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Foodbank of Santa Barbara County Launches Text Program to Provide Food Information and Access to More of Local Population

Community members can text “FOOD” in English or “COMIDA” in Spanish to (877) FOOD801 ((877) 366-3801). After providing their ZIP code, information about the three SAFE Food Net distribution locations nearest to them will be texted back. This service is free, though messaging costs may apply. NEWS RELEASE 5.15.2020 Foodbank Launches Text-to-Find-SAFE-Food Program to Increase […]

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Foodbank of Santa Barbara County, Walmart, Sam’s Club and Feeding America Launch “Fight Hunger. Spark Change.” Campaign to Combat Hunger in Santa Barbara County — Last Day to Give

One in eight Americans in communities across the U.S. struggle with hunger, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, including 1 in 5 children in Santa Barbara County. To raise awareness and combat the issue, Walmart, Sam’s Club, Feeding America® and Foodbank of Santa Barbara County are running the sixth annual nationwide “Fight Hunger. Spark Change.” […]

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Foodbank Establishes Emergency Thomas Fire & Flood Food Distribution Sites

The Foodbank is the primary provider of food in case of emergency in our region. We work with a strong network of government, health, school and private partners to ensure that everyone affected has access to fresh fruits and vegetables, healthy groceries, nutritious snacks and clean drinking water. The Foodbank has identified and are serving […]

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Noozhawk: Hungry Crowd Shows Up For Lompoc Empty Bowls Fundraiser

A rainy day provided the perfect setting Wednesday for soup-seeking attendees at the Lompoc Empty Bowls event. The 13th annual benefit for the Foodbank of Santa Barbara County drew hundreds of people to the Dick DeWees Community & Senior Center on West Ocean Avenue. Assorted restaurants and other organizations provided gourmet soups served in hand-painted […]

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