We are a local food pantry and distribute groceries to over 1115 families and individuals per month who struggle with food need. We are open Monday- Friday 10:am to 2:pm with a brief break in between from 11:45am to 12:30pm. We are always in need of fresh vegetables, toiletries & baby diapers up to size 6. When available we provide personal hygiene packs. We are a non-for-profit agency operated 98% by volunteers.
Donors- Please call to confirm if we are accepting specific items at the time (805) 736-6226
Clients and prospective clients- Please be sure to arrive at least 30 to 45 minutes before break & closing times.
ProducePedia is a free resource that covers the types of fresh produce that can be delivered to food pantries. Each entry includes information on color, taste, and possible uses. People unfamiliar with the vegetable or fruit will learn how to use it, and those who are familiar with it still might learn a fun fact or two!
The Cooperative Extension sites have a wealth of information for any backyard gardener. Once you go to the site (each one if very different from the others) look for a link for “homes and gardens”, “landscape”, “consumer horticulture”, etc. to find information on improving your backyard garden. Neighboring state sites may offer information your own state’s site lacks.