Prepared Meals

We understand that not everyone has access to cooking appliances or a kitchen, so we collaborate with our partner agencies to provide Prepared Hot Meals at several locations around the county. Anyone is welcome and no sign-up or registration is required. 


North County

North County includes Santa Maria, Lompoc, Los Alamos, Guadalupe, New Cuyama, Buellton, Solvang, Santa Ynez, and the surrounding areas. All sites listed are open to the public with no registration required. 

Santa Maria    
Salvation Army (805)349-2421 200 W. Cook Ave Mon-Thurs 11 am – 12 pm and 4pm – 5pm,
    Friday 10:30am – 11am
Coast Valley Worship Center 2548 S. Broadway Tuesday 12:30pm – 1:30pm
Buellton Senior Center 164 W. Hwy 246 Mon-Fri 12pm – 1pm
Foursquare 125 N C St Monday 4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
St. Timothy 403 N J St Tuesday 5:00 p.m. – 5:45 p.m.
Bethany Lutheran 135 S E St Wednesday 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m
Half Century Club 341 N N St Thursday 5:00 p.m. – 5:45 p.m.
La Purisima 213 W Olive Friday 5:00 p.m. – 5:45 p.m.
Trinity Nazarene 500 E North Ave Saturdays 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

For Lompoc sites ONLY, click here. 

Para las distribuciones de Lompoc SOLAMENTE, haga clic aquí.

South County

South County includes Santa Barbara, Goleta, Isla Vista, Montecito, Summerland, Carpinteria and surrounding areas. All sites listed are open to the public with no registration required. Brown Bag locations are not on this list. 

Santa Barbara    
Santa Barbara Rescue Mission 535 E Yananoli St. Daily 5:40 a.m. and 6:30 p.m.
St. Brigid’s Fellowship 976 Embarcadero Del Mar Mon 4:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m

For Children

Picnic in the Park is program hosted by the Foodbank of Santa Barbara County during school children’s summer break. The program provides free lunches to children Monday – Friday at 17 sites countywide. Everyone is welcome and there is no sign-up or registration process. Only children under the age of 18 may take a free lunch. For site locations and times, please see below. 

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