COVID-19 Updates

During these trying times, the AS Food Bank has made some adjustments to our operations but are making every effort to keep the needs of our students in mind.  We are practicing social distancing and following all health and safety guidelines when distributing and handling food.

To ensure the safety of our workers and customers, we are distributing brown bags of groceries to UCSB students.  If you plan on visiting, please register for the food bank first here.

We are OPEN for Brown Bag & Seed Bank Distribution!
Wednesdays 10am – 2pm
Fridays 10am-2pm

Outside the Ortega side of the University Center, facing the lagoon.  (Location is the same as before COVID-19, but outdoors now).


Instagram for updates & to see what is inside our brown bags! @ucsbasfoodbank.

Email us with any questions, concerns, or accommodations:

What is inside a Brown Bag?

Typically bags include the following items:

  1. Some form of beans (Kidney, Black, Pinto Beans)
  2. Pasta
  3. Tomato Sauce
  4. Fruits and Vegetables (these items vary from week to week!)
  5. Bread (Sliced bread or pastry item)
  6. Miscellaneous (depending on donations these items will vary)

If you have any questions or need accommodations please feel free to email us at or message us on Instagram 

*We are still determining what Winter 2021 will look like

How you can help:

We need donations of toilet paper/ menstrual products/ soaps.  Please contact if you would like to drop off a donation!