Associated Students
Food Bank
(for students)

Associated Students Food Bank

AS Food Bank is an organization working to eliminate food insecurity at UCSB by providing UCSB students with an easily accessible food resource on campus. The Food Bank is dedicated to raising awareness on food issues, and they offer a variety of services/programs to help students that are in need.

Miramar Pantry
(for students)

Miramar Pantry

The Miramar Food Pantry provides free healthy food to all qualified* UCSB students to ensure UCSB students have nutritious food to eat. Students can visit the pantry each day it is open.

SB County Food
Pantries (for community)

Food Pantries Throughout Santa Barbara County

The Foodbank of Santa Barbara County supplies a wide variety of organizations with food for residents seeking food. View a list of food pantries food pantries, mobile distributions, and prepared meals throughout Santa Barbara County.

Supplemental Food
Referral List

Halal and Kosher
Grocery Program
(for students)

Halal and Kosher Grocery

The Halal and Kosher Grocery Program provides weekly no-cost grocery bags to students keeping Halal or Kosher diets who live in the UCSB area.

Locations of Food Resources Close to UCSB and SBCC Campus.


LEAP: Learn • Engage • Advocate • Partner

Learn, Engage, Advocate, Partner (LEAP)'s food distribution program is currently operating at Isla Vista's Children Center on 6842 Phelps Rd on the 3rd Thursday of each month from 11:30AM - 5:30PM (by appointment only). They are open to all low-income community members.

Older adults who are vulnerable to COVID-19 can inquire about home delivery by contacting Monica Buenrostro at for North County or Edward Colmenares at for South County.

The Foodbank of Santa Barbara County accepts food distributions at their warehouse locations in Goleta and Santa Maria and anyone who is interested in volunteering for the program can find information here:

Catholic Charities

Mobile Food Distribution

Delivering over 2.1 million pounds of food to families most in need each year, Catholic Charities in partnership with the Santa Barbara County Foodbank has four mobile food distribution sites.

Visit Catholic Charities to learn more about locations to find out when the sites at Isla Vista, Lompac, Gaudalupe, New Cuyama and Sisquoc operate as registration is required.

For additional food resources in the Santa Barbara county please visit our Region Community Resources