About Us

The old firehouse in Saticoy that was donated to become Food Share's first office/warehouse.
Because no one should go hungry. 

Since 1978, Food Share has been feeding the hungry in Ventura County. It all began when eight friends banded together to provide food to those in need under a bridge in Ventura, CA. The early philanthropic movement started in a family garage, quickly outgrew a donated fire station in Saticoy and now operates in Oxnard, CA with three warehouses with a combined 46,000 square feet.

Today, staff and volunteers distribute nearly 19 million pounds of food, providing 16 million meals annually to people in Ventura County through its hunger programs and 190 pantry and program partners. As Ventura County’s regional food bank, Food Share provides food for 250,000+ hungry friends and neighbors annually. Food Share is a member of Feeding America, the nation’s largest hunger-relief network of food banks, as well as the California Association of Food Banks.

A 501(c)3 non-profit organization, Food Share is a member of the Feeding America network, the nation’s largest hunger-relief organization.

Mission Statement

Food Share is dedicated to leading the fight against hunger in Ventura County.

How Food Share Works

Food Share distributes millions of pounds of healthy food every year both through our own programs such as the drive-thru food box distributions, Senior Kits (CSFP), and Kids’ Farmers’ Market, as well as through distribution via our partner agencies.

The US Department of Agriculture (USDA) provides shelf-stable pantry items like rice, pasta, and canned foods.

Our generous community donates thousands of cans of food at food drive events like CAN-tree.

Supermarkets provide surplus product like bread, dairy products, and fresh vegetables.

We glean fresh produce from our abundant neighborhood backyards.

Farmers donate pallets of fresh fruits and vegetables.

We purchase direct in bulk from food manufacturers.


Shelters/group homes

After school programs

Drive-thru distributions

Congregate meal sites

Senior Kits


Put food on the table for a family in need
$10 = 30 MEALS