Let’s End Hunger in Our County

Financial donations make the biggest impact

Our program model, logistics and the efficiency multiplies the impact of every dollar contributed. $1 = 8 Meals

Volunteers are vital to foodbank!

Find out more about donating food, leading a food drive & what nutritious items are needed most.>

Food drive & how to donate food

Food donations come from all kinds of efforts, canned and fresh food drives to our backyard bounty program.

Benefit events & our corporate challenge

Get creative and use your passion with cause-related marketing campaigns to fundraise for the Foodbank.

 Join the Foodbank Family. Give Monthly.

1 in 4 people in Santa Barbara County lives with food insecurity. By joining the Foodbank Family, you are choosing to end hunger in our county. Through our programs and our 300 non-profit partners, we are providing food and nutrition education for 1 in 4 people in Santa Barbara County.

All Foodbank food and services, including nutrition education workshops in local schools, neighborhood distributions of fresh vegetables and disaster response food coordination, are offered free of cost because of contributions of community members like you. 

Foodbank Family Benefits

  • Be the first to know about Foodbank news and events via email
  • Have advanced access to tickets and special community benefits
  • Join a community that helps the Foodbank fulfill its mission for years to come
  • Enjoy hassle-free and safe automatic donations that are tax deductible

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$1 donated = 8 meals. That means:

$25 a month equals                          $50 a month equals 

2,400 meals provided annually         4,800 meals provided annually

$75 a month equals                           $100 a month equals

7,200 meals provided annually         9,600 meals provided annually

When members of our community come together, we all become stronger. Joining together in the fight against hunger ensures we have fresh produce, a network of reliable partners and the means to serve as the primary food resource in an emergency.

With a powerful, reliable family of monthly donors, we can provide necessary nutrition to every person in our community facing hunger. Students, veterans, seniors and families rely on us to bridge the gap when an unexpected bill uses up the food budget for the month. It’s only thanks to people like you that we can plan ahead and meet the needs of our county.

When you support the Foodbank, you are helping to move 146,198 children, working families and seniors in our county from hunger to health.Thanks to your support we are able to provide more and nutritious food. Last year we distributed the food needed for more than 9.7 million meals, of which half was fresh produce.
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Other Ways to Get Involved!

Donate your backyard bounty | Volunteer to glean with us | Make a donation

Donor Bill of Rights

To ensure that philanthropy merits the respect and trust of the general public and that donors and prospective donors can have full confidence in the Foodbank of Santa Barbara County, we declare that all donors have the rights listed in our Donor Bill of Rights. Click the button below to download the Bill of Rights document. 

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