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.
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.
South County Food Locations
Please note: These are the same locations listed above in plain text form.
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
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 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.
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
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)
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
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
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