Hours & Location

Fall Quarter 2023 (9/28-12/8):

Monday: 11am-5:30pm

Tuesday: Closed

Wednesday: 11am-5:30pm

Thursday: 11am-5:30pm

Friday: 10am-3:00pm

Saturday-Sunday: Closed

University Center, Second Floor

(Entrance from Ortega side)

The A.S. Food Bank is an organization that provides food, produce, and toiletries to the diverse Gaucho community. Led by a group of diverse students who tackle food insecurity on campus, the Food Bank continually raises awareness on issues surrounding food. We offer an inclusive safe space for all students as well as confidentiality in our services.

The Food Bank

Students may come once every day on Mondays through Fridays. Each morning, our staff will update our Instagram stories with our available produce and other goods. Fresh produce and bread are first come, first serve. For the best selection, come early! Students are encouraged to bring their own bags in order to reduce waste but if needed, a recycled bag can be provided if available. Students may then choose their items that range from non perishable goods, toiletries, and other miscellaneous items.






Founded in April 2011, the AS Food Bank has served UCSB’s diverse community since its creation. From humble beginnings of servicing only 5 students upon our first week of opening in April, we now currently serve over 3,000 students a week in addition to 1500 meal tickets distributed per quarter.

Volunteer with A.S. Food Bank

We always love receiving new volunteers and an extra hand is always appreciated!