Spend a little time making a BIG difference.  This summer, the Foodbank of Santa Barbara County has volunteer opportunities to make a BIG difference in the lives of local residents.

Picnic in the Park Program

The Foodbank provides free nutritious meals to low-income children during the summer as part of the USDA Summer Food Service Program. The healthy summer meals will be served at various parks in the County – Monday thru Friday from 11:00 – 1:30 pm for eight weeks.  There are no income requirements, and any child under the age of 18 is welcome to come and participate in food literacy classes, try a physical activity and receive a nutritious lunch.  Volunteers are needed to manage and support individual park sites, hand out lunches, and organize food literacy training and summer games. Training 1 hour. Volunteers can sign-up for 1 day, 1 day a week, or every day!  30-50 volunteers are needed.

Hunger in America Survey
Help the get voice of the County’s hungry heard.  Be a part of the Hunger in America Survey.  The Survey seeks to gather information about the status of hunger in Santa Barbara County.  As a volunteer, make an impact by assisting those in need with completing the Survey.  The results directly determine future food assistance to the Local community.  Training is 8 hours.  Volunteers are needed 1 day per week through August 30th.  15 volunteers are needed.

Darlene Chavez
Community Leadership Coordinator
Foodbank of Santa Barbara County
(805) 937-3422, ext. 109