When COVID-19 safety measures took affect, the Food Bank of Santa Barbara County launched the Safe Access to Food for Everyone (SAFE) Food Net initiative which provides healthy food to everyone in need. Food services are available to seniors who can dial 211 for home delivery. For more information, visit foodbanksbc.org
A list of northern Santa Barbara County and San Luis Obispo County distribution sites is provided.
Buellton Senior Center, 164 W Hwy 246 (behind post office); Monday-Friday 9 a.m.-3 p.m.; Walk-in and deliveries for seniors available by calling 805-688-4571
Guadalupe Senior Center, 4545 10th Street; Thursdays, 1-3 p.m.; Walk-in
Little House/Family Service Center, 4981 11th Street; Last Thursday of month at 12 p.m.
Beatitude House, 267 Campodonico Avenue; Tuesdays from 11:30 a.m. to 12:45 p.m.
Ranch Acres, 1050 Escalante Drive; 4th Tuesday at 3 p.m.; Walk-in
United Boys & Girls Clubs, 1025 W. Ocean Avenue; Monday, Wednesday, Friday from 1-3 p.m.; Drive-Thru and Walk-in
Village Chapel, 3915 Constellation Road; Tuesdays from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.; Drive-Thru and Walk-in
FSA Dorothy Jackson Resource Center, 646 N.H Street; Monday, Wednesday, Friday from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.; Walk-in
Village Chapel, 3915 Constellation Road; Last Friday of month at 3 p.m.; Drive-thru and Walk-in
Lompoc High School, 515 W. College Avenue; Last Saturday of month at 8:30 a.m.; Drive-thru
Catholic Charities, 352 N. 2nd Street; Monday - Friday from 10-11:45 a.m. and 12:30-2 p.m. (Pre-bagged food is put in cart and pushed out to their car. Basket is disinfected.)
Santa Rita Village, 926 W. Apricot Avenue; 4th Wednesday at 10:30 a.m.; Walk-in
Los Alamos Senior Center, 690 Bell Street; Every Saturday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.; Walk-in only
Los Alamos Senior Center, 690 Bell Street; 2nd Wednesday at 3 p.m. (Produce Only)
People Helping People (S), 260 Gonzales Drive; Every other Thursday from 10-11 a.m.
Cuyama Family Resource Center (S), 4689 Highway 166; 3rd Wednesday at 12 p.m.
Nipomo Food Basket, 197 W. Teft; Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
San Luis Obispo
St. Patrick’s Church, 501 Fair Oaks; Tuesday - Thursday, 4-5 p.m.; Drive-thru
Orcutt Presbyterian Church, 993 Patterson Road; Fridays from 2-4 p.m.; Drive-Thru
Boys & Girls Clubs of Mid Central Coast, 901 N. Railroad Avenue; Monday, Wednesday, Friday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.; Drive-Thru and Walk-in
Allan Hancock College, 800 S. College Drive; Tuesday and Thursday from 11 a.m.- 1 p.m.; Drive-Thru and Walk-in
Due to concerns surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic, the center has been feeding an additional 70 seniors each day, which totals 160 — and that number continues to grow.
Elks Lodge, 1309 No. Bradley; Thursdays from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.; Drive-thru
Catholic Charities, 607 W. Main Street; Tuesday and Thursday, 12-2 p.m.; Walk-in
Oasis Orcutt Senior Center, 420 Soares Avenue; 3rd Thursday from 9:30 a.m. to 11: a.m.
St. John Neumann Church, 966 W. Orchard Street; 2nd Wednesday from 9-10 a.m.
Coast Valley Worship Center, 2548 S. Broadway; Tuesdays from 10-11 a.m.
Angel Food/Pacific Christian, 1217D S. Blosser Road; Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.; Drive-thru
Salvation Army, 200 W. Cook Avenue; Monday thru Thursday from 9:30-11:30 a.m.
Paper bags of food were arranged via assembly line at a Santa Maria food bank warehouse on Friday by volunteers and members of the National Guard, who arrived earlier that morning to provide support during a surge in demand for basic provisions among residents due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, 402 S. Lincoln Street; Thursdays from 8:30-10 a.m.; Walk-in and Drive thru
Victory Harvest Church of God, 619 N. Railroad Avenue; 3rd Monday from 8-10 a.m.; Walk-in & Drive-thru
Calvary Chapel, 2620 Santa Maria Way; 3rd Saturday, 9-10 a.m.; Drive thru only
Evans Park, 200 W. Williams; 3rd Friday from 3 p.m.; Walk-in & Drive thru
Rancho Hermosa, 235 E. Inger; 1st Friday at 3 p.m. Walk in
Solvang / Santa Ynez
People Helping People, Old Mission Santa Inés; Every other Thursday from 12-1 p.m.; Every Tuesday from 12-2 p.m. (All PHP distributions at this location)
Bethania Lutheran Church, 603 Atterdag Road; Tuesday, 4-6 p.m.; Drive-Thru and Walk-in
Golden Inn Village Family, 890 Refugio Road; 4th Monday, 2:30-4 p.m.; Walk-in
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The Harvest Community Center in Santa Maria will be increasing its food capacity during its upcoming monthly distributions in order to provide longer-lasting supplies for more families in need during the COVID-19 pandemic.
A request for National Guard troops was placed by Santa Barbara County Foodbank officials, who now seek help as the demand for food has surged from cash-strapped individuals recently laid off after businesses were shuttered to curb the spread of COVID-19.
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