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 two warehouses with a combined 36,000 square feet.

Today, staff and volunteers distribute more than 17 million pounds of food, or more than 20 million meals annually through its 190 pantry and program partners. As Ventura County’s regional food bank, Food Share provides food for over 75,000 hungry friends and neighbors monthly. 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.

Food Drives
Ag Partners


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

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