Food Banks/Pantries

Local Food Banks and Prepared Meals

Food Pantries: Supplemental Groceries

Any updated times and dates for specific locations are listed below

Click here (Emergency Food Pantries in South County) for the list of local food pantries in the Santa Barbara area.

Isla Vista Locations:

Food for Angels:
Provides Supplemental Groceries,
Mondays 3:00pm-4:30pm
781 Embarcadero del Mar
Isla Vista, CA 93107


Prepared Meals:

Cafe Picasso: Sunday Brunch at 12:30pm

6586 Picasso Road, Isla Vista at St. Michael’s Church

Café Picasso is a food pantry and safe space for University students that opened in early January of 2012. In addition to providing weekly dinners, the Café offers students a space to reflect and de-stress from the many obstacles they face. At UCSB, many students must defer enrollment in the University and enroll at Santa Barbara City College to save enough money for a quarter’s tuition at UCSB. Due to their deferred enrollment from UCSB, these students are ineligible for the services provided by the on campus AS Food Bank. Thus, Café Picasso is a great resource for UCSB students and non-students alike who struggle with hunger. If this is the case, St. Michael’s church invites you to join them for a home-cooked meal every Friday night of the quarter and to take home a few items from their food pantry home with you.

Dinner Club: Thursdays from 5pm-6pm.

Located at Perfect Park

Alameda Park: Thursday 6-7pm

1400 Santa Barbara St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101

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Are you in need of free food or want serve free food to others? Get involved with Food Not Bombs. To volunteer, check out their Facebook page.

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