INDIVIDUALS & FAMILIES
The Food Bank of Santa Barbara County has several food distribution sites throughout the county. No documentation is necessary and full COVID-19 safety protocols are in place so you can safely stop by to receive food.
Click to apply for WIC (Women, Infants and Children): Nutrition program for women, infants and children
Click to apply for Cal Fresh: Federal Food Stamps Program in California
For information regarding Santa Barbara County Schools food distribution plan, please contact your student’s district and/or school for information.
The Foodbank of Santa Barbara County, in collaboration with the City of Santa Maria and the Community Action Commission (CAC), is accepting requests for home delivery of food for adults of 60 years and older, and those 55 and older with a disability.
Dining & Food Handling Information
GUIDANCE FOR FOOD INDUSTRIES
While indoor dining is currently not allowed, outdoor dining is permitted at facilities who meet safety criteria and have applied to re-open through the County. Click below for food safety information provided to restaurants.
- Food Safety Guidance (SBCPHD)
- Guidance to Prevent the Transmission of COVID-19 in Food and Beverage Venue (CDPH)
GROCERY STORE SAFETY
Stores continue to receive regular shipments of items. It is essential not to panic and not to purchase more than you need. Buying in bulk disrupts supplies and can lead to shortages. Many in our community may be unable to buy in bulk, so during times like these, it is vital to work together as a community to ensure everyone can obtain necessary resources. Please click below to read some important safety tips before your next trip to the grocery store.