Groceries and Fresh Produce

Food Distributions 

The Foodbank and our partner programs regularly host food distributions of fresh produce and staple groceries throughout the county. Our distribution sites include our Mobile Farmers’ Markets, Mobile Food Pantries, and Brown Bag programs. Your identity will be protected at all sites and you will be notified if photographs are being taken by the Foodbank or press. 

Mobile Farmers’ Markets bring distributions of fresh fruits and vegetables  to low-income neighborhoods throughout Santa Barbara County. Anyone is welcome to come to any of these sites and pick up groceries free of charge; there is no sign-up or registration process necessary. 

Mobile Food Pantry brings distributions of nutritional staples like rice, beans, canned goods, bread, protein items, and fresh produce  to low-income neighborhoods throughout Santa Barbara County. Anyone is welcome to come to any of these sites and pick up groceries free of charge; there is no sign-up or registration process necessary. 

Brown Bag provides two bags of groceries and fresh produce each month to seniors facing food insecurity in Santa Barbara County. The program is designed to supplement food budgets and allow seniors to maintain a healthy, independent lifestyle. Brown Bag is open to all seniors with a maximum income of $1,507.50 monthly and requires an application. To become a participant in the program, please fill out the form here. 

The Foodbank of Santa Barbara County does not require documentation from community members who wish to receive food. We do not share any record of people receiving assistance with the federal government. We believe food is a basic human need and our food pantries and meal programs are there to feed people in need, regardless of race, religion or citizenship.

El Banco de Alimentos del Condado de Santa Barabara no requere documentacion de los miembros de la comunidad quien desean comida. Nosotros no compartimos ningun record de personas recibiendo asistencia con el gobierno federal. Nosotros creemos que la comida es una necesidad basico humano y nuestros bancos de alimentos y programas de alimentos estan aqui para alimentar personas en necesidad, independietamente raza, religion, o ciudadania.

Locations

Our warehouses cannot distribute food to individuals. Instead, we work with partner agencies all over the county to make food distributions as local and accessible as possible. The distribution sites listed below are divided by North and South County. If you would like to see this information in plain text, please scroll to the bottom of the page. 

North County

includes Santa Maria, Lompoc, Los Alamos, Guadalupe, New Cuyama, Buellton, Solvang, Santa Ynez, and and surrounding areas. All sites listed are open to the public with no registration required. Brown Bag locations are not on this list. 

View or download a printable version of the North County food distribution sites

Vea o descargue una versión para imprimir de los sitios de distribución de alimentos del Sur del Condado

For Lompoc distributions ONLY, click here. 

Para las distribuciones de Lompoc SOLAMENTE, haga clic aquí.

South County

includes Santa Barbara, Goleta, Isla Vista, Montecito, Summerland, Carpinteria and surrounding areas. All sites listed are open to the public with no registration required. Brown Bag locations are not on this list. 

View or download a printable version of the South County food distribution sites

Vea o descargue una versión para imprimir de los sitios de distribución de alimentos del Sur del Condado

South County Food Locations

Please note: These are the same locations listed above in plain text form. 

Goleta/Isla Vista

Food for Angels: 889 Camino del Sur, 3rd Monday each month, 3pm

Catholic Charities: 6550 Picasso Road, Thursdays 3pm

Positano Apartments: 11 Camino De Vida 3rd Monday each month, 3pm

Goleta Community Center: 5701 Hollister 4th Thurs. each month, 3pm

Good Shepherd Pantry: 380 N Fairview 1st Saturday each month, 9am

Goleta Valley Church: 595 N Fairview 3rd Saturday, 8:30-10:30am

Santa Barbara

Mobile Farmer’s Markets

Children’s Park: 520 Wentworth Ave., 1st and 2nd Tuesday* each month, 1pm

Franklin Community Center: 1136 E. Montecito St: 3rd Tuesday each month, 1:30pm and every Thursday, 1pm

Franklin Elementary School: 1111 E. Mason St. 2nd and 4th Tuesday each month, 3pm

Westside Community Center: 423 W. Victoria St. Every Monday, 1pm

Mobile Food Pantries

Catholic Charities: 609 E. Haley St. Monday – Friday, 9am-4:30pm

Unity Shoppe: 1401 Chapala Monday – Friday, 12pm-5pm

New Life Church: 50 W Alamar 3rd Tuesday, 3-6pm

Grace Food Pantry: 3869 State St. 1st, 2nd & 4th Saturday each month, 9am-10am

Iglesia Bautista: 736 W. Islay St. Every Other Thursday, 3pm – 4:30pm Please note: Beginning August 22, the time for this location will change to 2:30pm-4pm.

Salvation Army: 4849 Hollister Rd. Call for distribution: (805) 964-8738 x20

Presidio Springs: 721 Laguna Rd. 2nd Thursday each month, 4pm

Carpinteria

Carpinteria Children’s Center: 5201 8th St. 4th Wednesday each month, 4:30pm

Catholic Charities: 1532 Linden Ave Mon., Tues., Thurs., Fri., 9am – 12pm

South County Prepared Hot Meals:

Salvation Army: 423 Chapala St. Daily, 7:30am 

Santa Barbara Rescue Mission: 535 E Yananoli St. Daily, 5:40am and 6:30pm

St. Brigid’s Fellowship: 976 Embarcadero Del Mar, EveryMonday, 4:30-5pm

North County Food Locations

Please note: These are the same locations listed above in plain text form. 

Santa Maria: 

Catholic Charities: Call first 922-2059 607 W. Main St,Mon-Fri 9-4pm

Coast Valley Worship Ctr: 739-1512/861-9316 2548 S. Broadway, Tues 10-11am (arrive by 8am to get a number) 

OASIS Orcutt Senior Center: 937-9750 420 Soars Rd, 3rd Thrs 9:30-11:30am

Orcutt Presbyterian: 937-4974 993 Patterson Rd, Fri 2-4pm

Angel Food/Pacific Christian: 1217D S. Blosser Rd. Sat 9am-12pm

Salvation Army: 349-2421 200 W. Cook Ave, Mon-Thrs 9:30-11:30am

Seventh Day Adventist: 925-7118 1775 S. Thornburg St, Every Other Tues 1-3pm

St. Peter’s Episcopal Church: 922-3575 402 S. Lincoln St, Thrs 8:30-10am

Victory Harvest Church: 361-0203 619 N. Railroad Ave, 3rd Mon 8-10am

Calvary Chapel: 2620 Santa Maria Way 3rd Sat each month 9-10am

Evans Park: 200 W. Williams, 3rd Fri 3pm

St. John Neumann Church: 922-7099 966 W. Orchard, 2nd Wed 9-10am

Christian Family Church: 925-2116 324 N. Suey Rd, Tues 11am

Rancho Hermosa: 235 E. Inger 1st Friday each month, 3pm

Buellton

Church at the Crossroads: 236 La Lata Dr, 2nd Wed 12pm

Buellton Senior Center: 164 W Hwy 246 Mon-Fri 9am-3pm (behind post office)

Guadalupe

Beatitude House: 343-6322 267 Campodonico Ave, Tues 11:30am-12:45pm

Family Service Center: 343-1194 4981 11th St, Last Thurs 12pm

Ranch Acres: 925-4393 x3309 1050 Escalante St, 4th Tues 3pm

Lompoc

Santa Rita Village: 736-8877 926 W. Apricot Ave, 4th Wed 10:30am

First United Methodist Church: 925 N. F St 3rd Mon 3pm

Village Chapel: 3915 Constellation, Last Friday 3pm

Lompoc High School: 515 W. College Ave, Last Sat 8:30am

Catholic Charities: 737-4140 329 N. 2nd St, Mon-Fri 10am-12pm, 12:30pm-3:30pm

Los Alamos

People Helping People: 260 Gonzales Dr. Every Other Thurday 10 – 11am

Los Alamos Senior Center: 690 Bell St, 2nd Wed each month, 3pm

Solvang, Nipomo, SLO County, New Cuyama

People Helping People: 686-0295 Santa Ynez Mission Every Other Thrs 11am-12pm

St. Patrick’s Church: 489-2680 x31 501 Fair Oaks, Tues/Wed/Thrs 4-5pm

Nipomo Food Basket: 197 W. Teft, 619-7681

Richardson Park: 3rd Wed 12pm

Prepared Hot Meals North County

Salvation Army: 349-2421, 200 W. Cook Ave Mon-Thurs 11am-12pm

Buellton Senior Center: 688-4571, 164 W. Hwy 246, Mon-Fri 12-1pm

Foursquare: 125 N. C St, Mondays 4-5pm

St. Timothy: 403 N. J St, Tuesdays 5-5:45pm

Bethany Lutheran: 135 S. E St, Wednesdays 12-1pm

Half Century Club: 341 N. N St, Thursdays 5-5:45pm

La Purisima: 213 W Olive St, Fridays 5-5:45pm

Trinity Nazarene: 500 E North Ave, Saturdays 2-3pm

Coast Valley Worship Ctr: 739-1512/861-9316 2548 S. Broadway, every other Tues 12:30pm (sack lunch)

Coast Valley Worship Ctr: 739-1512/861-9316 201 Town Center East (parking lot), Mondays 12:30pm (hot or sack lunch)

Coast Valley Worship Ctr: 739-1512/861-9316 Mission Motel, 300 W Main St, Fridays 9:30am

More Information and Resources

  • To speak with a Foodbank representative for assistance: (805) 967-5741
  • Your family may qualify for CalFresh. CalFresh is a nutrition program that helps you feed your family healthy meals every day. It takes just 20 minutes to apply.
  • Find out more about all Foodbank Programs for children, families and seniors.
  • Find a free lunch for a child this summer with the Picnic in the Park Program.

Outside of Santa Barbara County?

Find a food bank through Feeding America’s member network. http://feedingamerica.org/foodbank-results.aspx

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