Groceries and Fresh Produce

Food Distributions

Please DIAL 211 for after-hours support, senior home delivery or other questions.  Or visit the County of Santa Barbara’s 211 website.

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.

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 

Salvation Army, 4849 Hollister Ave. 

Monday-Friday, 9am-12pm 1pm-4pm

Wednesday additional hours, 5:30pm-7:30pm

Walk-in only

United Boys & Girls Clubs, 602 W. Anapamu St.

Monday-Friday, 1pm-3pm, Saturdays 10am-12pm

Drive-thru and Walk-in

Westside Community Center, 423 W. Victoria St. 

Every Monday and Wednesday, 1pm-3pm, Friday 9am-11am

Drive-thru and Walk-in

Children’s Park (Lower Westside), 520 Wentworth Ave 

1st Tuesday, 1pm 

Children’s Park (Lower Westside), 520 Wentworth Ave 

2nd Tuesday*, 1pm (Produce Only)

Franklin Community Center, 1136 E Montecito St

3rd Tuesday, 1:30pm 

Franklin Community Center, 1136 E Montecito St

Every Thursday 1pm*

Presidio Springs, 721 Laguna St

3rd Wednesday, 4pm-6pm 

Catholic Charities, 609 E. Haley St. 

Monday-Friday, 9am-4:30pm

St. George Community Church, 1032 E Mason St. 

Monday–Friday, 2pm–4pm and 5pm-7:30pm

New Life Church, 50 E. Alamar Ave

3rd Tuesday, 1pm-2:30pm

Grace Food Pantry, 3869 State St. 

1st, 2nd & 4th Saturday, 9am-10am

Santa Barbara City College, 721 Cliff Drive

Wednesdays, 2:30pm-4pm

Walk-in

 

Goleta/Isla Vista

United Boys & Girls Clubs, 5701 Hollister Dr.

Monday-Friday, 1pm-3pm

Drive-Thru and Walk-In

Isla Vista Youth Projects, 5638 Hollister Ave. St. 200 

By appointment only

Call: Ana Maya 805-869-3303

St. George YMCA , 889 Camino Del Sur

Tuesdays, 10am-12pm

Walk-In

UCSB, 2837 UCEN

Wednesday and Friday, 10am-3pm 

Walk-in

Positano Apartments, 11 Camino De Vida

3rd Monday, 3pm

Good Shepherd Pantry, 380 N Fairview

1st Saturday, 9am

Goleta Valley Church, 595 N Fairview 

3rd Saturday, 8am-10am

Sandpiper Apartments, 375 Ellwood Beach Dr.

1st Thursday, 9am

 

Buellton / Solvang / Santa Ynez

Bethania Lutheran Church, 603 Atterdag Road

Tuesdays, 4pm-6pm

Drive-thru and Walk-in

People Helping People, Santa Ynez Mission, 1760 Mission Drive

Every other Thursday 12pm-1pm

(4/9,4/23…)

Every Tuesday from 12pm-2pm 

 

Lompoc

United Boys & Girls Clubs, 1025 W. Ocean Ave.

Monday-Friday, 1pm-3pm

Drive-Thru and Walk-In 

Village Chapel, 3915 Constellation Rd.

Tuesdays, 10:30am-1pm

Drive-Thru and Walk-In

FSA Dorothy Jackson Resource Center, 646 N.H St. 

Monday, Wednesday, Friday, 10am-12pm

Drive-thru and Walk-in

Catholic Charities, 352 N. 2nd St.

Monday – Friday, 10am-11:45am and 12:30pm-2:00pm

Village Chapel, 3915 Constellation Rd.

Last Friday of month, 3pm

Lompoc High School, 515 W. College Ave

Last Saturday, 8:30am

Los Alamos 

Senior Center, 690 Bell St

2nd Wednesday, 3pm* (Produce Only)

 

Santa Maria

Orcutt Presbyterian Church, 993 Patterson Rd.

Fridays, 2pm-4pm 

Drive-Thru

Boys & Girls Clubs of Mid Central Coast , 901 N. Railroad Ave. 

Monday, Wednesday and Friday, 11am-1pm

Drive-Thru and Walk-In

Allan Hancock College, 800 S. College Dr.

Tuesday and Thursday, 11am-1pm

Drive-Thru and Walk-In

Elks Lodge, 1309 N. Bradley Rd.

Thursdays, 10am-1pm 

Drive-thru

Catholic Charities, 607 W. Main St.

Tuesday and Thursday, 12pm-2pm

Oasis Senior Center, 420 Soares Ave.

3rd Thursday, 9:30am-11am

St. John Neumann Church, 966 W. Orchard St.

2nd Wednesday, 9am-10am

 

Guadalupe

Guadalupe Senior Center, 4545 10th Street

Thursdays, 1pm-3pm

Walk-in

Family Service Center, 4681 11th St

Last Thursday, 12pm

Ranch Acres, 1050 Escalante Dr.

4th Tuesday, 3pm

 

New Cuyama 

Richardson Park 

3rd Wednesday, 12pm

 

Additional Food Distributions at Partner Locations

Santa Maria

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

Salvation Army: Phone: 349-2421, 200 W. Cook St., Monday – Thursday 9:30-11:30am

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

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

Victory Harvest Church: Phone: 361-0203, 619 N. Railroad Ave, 3rd Monday each month, 8-10am

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

Buellton

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

 

Guadalupe

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

 

Lompoc

Catholic Charities: Phone: 737-4140 325 N. 2nd St, Monday – Friday 10am-11:30pm, and 12:30pm-3:30pm

 

Los Alamos

People Helping People: 260 Gonzales Dr. Every Other Thursday 10-11am

 

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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