about us

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.


The AS Food Bank is an organization that provides fresh, free, and nutritious food as well as toiletries to the 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.


Wednesdays: 10 am – 2 pm

Fridays: 9 am – 1 pm

Location: Outside the Ortega side of the University Center, facing the lagoon

(The same as before, but outdoors)

Prior to your visit, please register for the food bank first here.

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