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 13 million pounds of food, or nearly 12 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 a 501(c)3 not for profit dedicated to feeding, nourishing and educating the hungry of Ventura County, educating the community on those who are hungry and why, and advocating a reduction of the root causes of hunger.

How Food Share Works

Food Share distributes millions of pounds of healthy food every year both through our own programs such as the Food Share and Friends Mobile Pantry, Senior Kit (CSFP), and Kids’ Farmers’ Market, as well as through distribution via our partner agencies.

Purchased
Food Drives
Retailers
Ag Partners
Gleaning
USDA

EVERY DONATION HELPS

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