The Santa Barbara County Food Bank says the dry conditions have a negative impact on its services to help the hungry.
The Food Bank works with the state agency Farm to Family to purchase fresh produce for families who can’t afford food.
Officials say due to the drought, the cost to buy produce through the program has gone up.
Local farmers are also having a hard time being able to donate money or food.
The Food Bank says you can help by donating more than just canned and dried goods.
You can drop off fresh produce you purchase or even grow it in your garden.