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Food Distribution

**UPDATED as of December 1st 2020**

UCSB Food Security & Basic Needs Taskforce


The UCSB Food Security and Basic Needs Taskforce is offering free grocery delivery (free for the delivery and free for the groceries) to eligible UCSB students who are currently sick, showing signs of illness, are quarantined, over 60 years of age, or immune-compromised for as long as you are not able to visit the grocery store. Given the increasing need for this program, they will also only be able to support students with demonstrated financial need when considering new registrants.

CLICK HERE to access this application

UCSB Food Security and Basic Needs Taskforce also has a Halal and Kosher food program for qualifying students. To access this application, please CLICK HERE.

UCSB Campus Food Bank Sites


Miramar Food Pantry

Open: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday

Hours: 4:00 PM – 7:00 PM

Location: Sierra Madre Apartments (off the main courtyard)

Associated Students Food Bank

Open:

  • Wednesday: 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM
  • Friday: 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM

Location: UCen 2nd floor by Subway & SB Printer (enter by the outside door)

*These locations are open to UCSB students only*

SAFE Food Net Sites in Goleta and Isla Vista


This information was taken from the Santa Barbara County Food Bank website. For more information and additional distribution sites throughout the county, please CLICK HERE.

Good Shepherd Pantry

Open: 1st Saturday each month

Hours: opens at 9:00 AM

Note: Drive-thru

Location: 380 N. Fairview Ave

Goleta Valley Church

Open: 3rd Saturday each month

Hours: 8:00 AM – 10:00 AM

Note: Walk-in

Location: 595 N. Fairview

Sandpiper Apartments

Open: 1st Thursday each month

Hours: opens at 9:00 AM

Note: Walk-in

Location: 375 Ellwood Beach Drive

Positano Apartments

Open: 3rd Monday each month

Hours: opens at 3:00 PM

Note: Walk-in

Location: 11 Camino De Vida.

Isla Vista Youth Projects

Open: 1st & 3rd Thursdays each month

Hours: 11:30 AM – 5:30 PM

Note: Appointment ONLY. Call Ana Maya to schedule at (805) 869-3303

Location: 5638 Hollister Avenue, St. 200