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There is an abundance of food, knowledge and philanthropy in our community. Only by working together can we channel this bounty to its greatest impact. Our partners include 300 local nonprofits, companies and civic groups, Community leaders and volunteers of every age… and YOU!

In 2014, volunteers provided nearly 20,000 hours of volunteer service. This support saves thousands of dollars and allows the Foodbank to provide more resources to the community.

Choose Your Volunteer Experience:

I’m located in Santa Barbara County How often would i like to volunmteer? I am an individual We’re a Family (Kids welcome with adult) We’re a Business or Group
North County (Santa Maria, Lompoc, and Santa Ynez Areas) One-Time
South County (Santa Barbara, Lompoc, Carpinteria Areas) One-Time

Community Impact Volunteers

  • Our community leadership model increases our impact and sustainability while creating an incredibly powerful, long-standing network of people engaged in solving nutritional problems in our county.

    Community Leader

    With a weekly or monthly commitment, we will empower you to become a community leader by providing training in skills ranging from growing your own food to food literacy curricula for children. Meet our Community Leaders.

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    Knowledge Philanthropist

    What’s a knowledge philanthropist? Someone (or a group) that uses a special skill to advance the Foodbank’s mission in the area of technology, fund development, logistics, finance etc. Meet our Knowledge Philanthropists.





    Local families are getting involved with the Foodbank through family-focused volunteer projects and activities.


    Find out more about our Saturday Family Days at our facilities and the JOIN JACOB Team!