The Parks and Recreation Department, in partnership with FoodBank of Santa Barbara County, offers food distributions to the community at several locations. Food distributions are open to all people, though minors must be accompanied by an adult. There is no paperwork involved; all are qualified to receive food, and there is no limit to how many food distribution sites a person can visit.
The current schedule of food distributions at Parks and Recreation Department sites is as follows:
1136 East Montecito Street
520 Wentworth Avenue
1232 De La Vina Street
423 West Victoria Street
Food distribution staff takes all appropriate precautions to prevent the spread of COVID-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus. This includes ensuring social distancing of six feet and providing hand sanitizer and a restroom for hand washing. Staff members wear gloves and sanitize work stations before, during, and after food distributions. At the Westside Neighborhood Center, an option for food pickup through a drive-thru window is available. If you have questions or concerns, please call (805) 897-2566.