What is a food bank

A food bank is a non-profit organization working to eliminate hunger by providing food, education and other resources to a network of hunger-relief charities and their communities.

We are changing the traditional food bank model

Santa Barbara Foodbank publicity 9/14/12 Estside Community CenterToday, Foodbank of Santa Barbara County is transforming the traditional food bank model, going beyond just providing food, to solve the underlying causes of hunger.

Foodbank’s approach is to transform health in the community through teaching an appreciation of fresh, nutritious food, getting families ‘back to the table’, eating local, cooking together and getting healthy again.

Find out more about our award-winning Feed the Future continuum of programs – and how to get involved!

2008-FeedingAmerica-formerly120px Foodbank of Santa Barbara County’s Kid’s Farmers Market and Healthy School Pantry programs have received national awards from Feeding America.  The mission of Feeding America’ is to feed America’s hungry through a nationwide network of member food banks and engage our country in the fight to end hunger.