Get Help

The Foodbank or our partner programs can assist you with emergency food, meals, nutrition education and other services. Please use these Emergency Food Referral Lists for locations, dates and times of distribution sites. The Foodbank is not a distribution site for individuals.


See below for ongoing, food distributions. No paperwork required.

Emergency Food Referral Lists & Maps

Click the text below for a PDF list of food pick-up or hot meal locations.

North County South County

To speak with a Foodbank representative for assistance: (805) 937-3422 ext. 0


To speak with a Foodbank representative for assistance: (805) 967-5741 ext. 0

Foodbank Programs

Find out more about Foodbank Programs for children, families and seniors.

Summer Meal Locations

Find out more about  Foodbank’s Picnic in the Park Program.

Outside of Santa Barbara County?

Find a food bank through Feeding America’s member network.


      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.

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      Brown Bag Program

      Our Brown Bag Programs for Seniors serve almost 1,200 very low-income elderly people who struggle to pay for housing, health care, and basic needs on fixed incomes. Recipients receive two bags of groceries each month to supplement their food budgets and to maintain a healthy, independent lifestyle.

Resources for Seniors

Services for Seniors – State of California
A Guide to Senior Living in Southern California
A Checklist for Aging in Place
Find Aging in Place Contractors in California
32 Room-by-Room Home Safety Tips
The Boomer’s Roadmap for Aging in Place: How to Prepare Today for your Senior Years
Older Adults Technology Services

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