Groceries and Fresh Produce

Food Distributions

Please DIAL 211 for after-hours support, and 805-357-5761 for senior home delivery.  

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SAFE Food Net Distributions

We are hosting additional food distributions in order to meet the growing need in the community caused by COVID-19. The food at these sites is prepared and distributed in a way that utilized social distancing and followed CDC recommendations.  Many locations offer a drive-thru option to minimize contact, and others are scheduling food pick-up appointments for individuals to prevent crowds. You may be asked to wear provided hygienic gloves.

Please note: Some of our year-round distributions had to discontinue. They will resume again after the COVID-19 situation is managed.

If you need information on how to use your Foodbank food, maintain your mental and physical health and wellness, or find other financial and family resources, visit our COVID-19 Resources page.

Wellness, Food & Safety Resources     

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. Use the Google map below to find the site nearest you, or scroll down to a complete list by city. 

Click here to download the list in English and Spanish.

Haga clic aquí para descargar la lista en inglés y español.

SAFE Food Net Sites

Santa Barbara

Name/Address Days/Time Type of Pick-Up
Salvation Army
4849 Hollister Ave.

Tuesdays 9am-12pm, 1pm-4pm

Wednesdays, 1pm-4pm & 5:30pm-7:30pm

Services will NOT take place 8/1/2020 – 8/17/2020

Drive-thru

 

Westside Community Center

423 W. Victoria St.

Every Monday and Wednesday, 1pm-3pm

Friday 9am-11am

CLOSED MONDAYS: Aug 24 & 31
Sept 7

Drive-thru and Walk-in

Children’s Park

(Lower Westside) 520 Wentworth Ave

1st Tuesday each month, 1pm

2nd Tuesday each month, 1pm (Produce Only)

Walk-in

Franklin Community Center

1136 E Montecito St

3rd Tuesday each month, 1:30pm

Every Thursday 1pm (Produce Only)

Walk-in

Presidio Springs

721 Laguna St

3rd Wednesday each month, 4pm-6pm Walk-in

Catholic Charities

609 E. Haley St.

Monday-Friday, 9am-4:30pm Walk-in

New Life Church

50 E. Alamar Ave

3rd Tuesday each month, 1pm-2:30pm Walk-in

Grace Food Pantry

3869 State St.

1st, 2nd & 4th Saturday, 9am-10am Walk-in
Santa Barbara City College 721 Cliff Drive Wednesdays 2:30pm-4pm Walk-in

 

Carpinteria

Name/Address Days/Times Type of Pick-Up

Carpinteria Children’s Project

5201 8th Street

Twice monthly: Wednesdays, August 5 & August 26 

Check back for September dates 

3pm – 5:30pm

Drive-thru

Entry point is at the Carpinteria State Park driveway on Linden Avenue near the beach.

 

Goleta/Isla Vista

Name/Address Days/Times Type of Pick-Up
Isla Vista Youth Projects 5638 Hollister Ave. St. 200 By appointment ONLY Call: Ana Maya 805-869-3303

UCSB

2837 UCEN (students only)

Wednesday and Friday, 10am-3pm Walk-in

Positano Apartments

11 Camino De Vida

3rd Monday each month, 3pm Walk-in

Good Shepherd Pantry

380 N Fairview

1st Saturday each month, 9am Drive-thru

Goleta Valley Church

595 N Fairview

3rd Saturday each month, 8am-10am Walk-in

Sandpiper Apartments

375 Ellwood Beach Dr.

1st Thursday each month, 9am Walk-in

 

Solvang/Santa Ynez

Name/Address Days/Times Type of Pick-Up

Bethania Lutheran Church

603 Atterdag Road

Tuesdays, 5:15pm- 6:45pm Drive-thru and Walk-in

Golden Inn Village Family 

890 Refugio Road

4th Monday each month, 2:30pm-4pm Walk in

 

Lompoc

Name/Address Days/Times Type of Pick-Up

FSA Dorothy Jackson Resource Center

646 N.H St.

Every Monday and Friday 10am-12pm Walk-in

Catholic Charities

352 N. 2nd St.

Monday-Friday, 10am-11:45am and 12:30pm-2pm Walk-in

Village Chapel 

3915 Constellation Rd.

1st and 3rd Tuesdays each month, 10:30am-1pm
4th Friday each month, 3pm
Walk-in and Drive-thru

Lompoc High School

515 W. College Ave

Last Saturday each month, 8:30am Drive-thru

Santa Rita Village 

926 W. Apricot Ave

4th Wednesday each month, 10:30am Walk-in

 

Los Alamos

Name/Address Days/Times Type of Pick-Up

Los Alamos Senior Center

690 Bell St

Every Saturday, 10am-11:30am

2nd Wednesday of the month, 3pm (Produce Only)

Walk-in

People Helping People (S)

260 Gonzales Drive

Every other Thursday (4/23), 10am-11am Walk-In

 

Santa Maria

Name/Address Days/Times Type of Pick-Up

Orcutt Presbyterian Church

993 Patterson Rd.

Fridays, 2pm-4pm Drive-thru

Allan Hancock College

800 S. College Dr.

Tuesday and Thursday, 11am

Distribution ends 8/13/2020

Drive-thru and Walk-in

Elks Lodge

1309 N. Bradley Rd.

Thursdays, 9am Drive-thru

Catholic Charities

607 W. Main St.

Tuesday and Thursday, 12pm-2pm

(Beginning Sept. 1, Tuesday and Friday, 12pm-2pm)

Walk-in
Oasis Orcutt Senior Center 420 Soares Ave. 3rd Thursday each month, 9:30am-11am Walk-in

St. John Neumann Church

966 W. Orchard St.

2nd Wednesday each month, 9am-10am Walk-in

Coast Valley Worship Center

2548 S. Broadway

Tuesdays, 10am-11am Walk-in

Angel Food/Pacific Christian 

1217D S. Blosser Rd

Saturdays, 9am-12pm Drive-thru

Salvation Army 

200 W. Cook Ave.

Monday, Wednesday, Friday, 9am-4pm Walk-in
Evans Park 200 W. Williams St. 3rd Friday each month, 3pm Drive-thru and Walk-in

Rancho Hermosa 

235 E. Inger Dr.

1st Friday each month, 3pm Walk-in

 

Buellton

Name/Address Days/Time Type of Pick-Up

Buellton Senior Center

164 W. Hwy 246 (behind post office)

Monday-Friday 9am-3pm Walk-in and deliveries for seniors available (805)688-4571

 

Guadalupe

Name/Address Days/Times Type of Pick-Up
Guadalupe Senior Center 4545 10th Street Thursdays, 11:30am-2pm Walk-in

Family Service Center

4681 11th St

Last Thursday each month, 12pm Walk-in

Ranch Acres

1050 Escalante Dr.

4th Tuesday each month, 3pm Walk-in

Beatitude House 

267 Campodonico Ave

Tuesdays, 11:30am-12:45pm Walk-in

 

New Cuyama

Name/Address Days/Times Type of Pick-Up

Cuyama Family Resource Center

4689 Highway 166

3rd Wednesday each month, 12pm Walk-in

SLO

Name/Address Days/Times Type of Pick-Up

St. Patrick’s Church 

501 Fair Oaks Ave.

Tuesday – Thursday, 4pm-5pm Drive-thru

Nipomo

Name/Address Days/Times Type of Pick-Up

Nipomo Food Basket 

197 W. Tefft St.

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, 10am-1pm Walk-in

 

Additional Food Distributions at Partner Locations

Santa Barbara/Goleta/Isla Vista

Name/Address Days/Time Type of Pick-Up

Unity Shoppe

1401 Chapala St.

Monday–Friday, 12pm-5pm Walk-in
St. George YMCA 889 Camino Del Sur Tuesdays, 10am-12pm Walk-in

United Boys & Girls Clubs 5701 Hollister Dr.

Produce only

Monday-Friday, 1pm-3pm

Last day: June 19

Drive-thru 

United Boys & Girls Clubs

602 W. Anapamu St.

Produce only

Tuesdays and Thursdays

1pm-3pm

Last day: June 18

Walk-in
Resilience Institute 2035 Bath St

Wednesdays and Fridays

3-6pm

Drive-thru

Iglesia Bautista

736 W. Islay St

Every Thursday 3-5pm Drive-thru

 

Santa Maria

Name/Address Days/Time Type of Pick-Up

Christian Family Church

324 N. Suey Rd

Tuesdays, 11am (produce only) Walk-in

St. Peter’s Episcopal Church 

402 S. Lincoln St.

Thursdays, 8:30am-10am Drive-thru and Walk-in

Calvary Chapel 

2620 Santa Maria Way

3rd Saturday each month, 9am-10am Drive-thru

 

Buellton/Lompoc/Los Alamos

Name/Address Days/Time Type of Pick-Up

Church at the Crossroads

236 La Lata Dr

2nd Wednesday, 12pm (Produce Only) Walk-in

United Boys & Girls Clubs

1025 W. Ocean Ave.

Monday, Wednesday, Friday, 1pm-3pm

Last day: Friday, June 19

Drive-thru and Walk-in

People Helping People

Santa Ines Mission

1760 Mission Drive

Every other Thursday 12pm-1pm (4/23) Walk-in

 

Click Here for Prepared Hot Meals

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. Click here for information on prepared meals. 

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 $2445.96 for individuals and $3311.54 for couples 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.

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.

Your identity is protected at all sites and you will be notified if photographs are being taken by the Foodbank or press. 

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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