About Us

The old firehouse in Saticoy that was donated to become FOOD Share's first office/warehouse.
Join us at the table, and make sure nobody goes 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 almost 12 million pounds of food, or 10 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.

Who We Serve

In 2009, in partnership with over 150 agencies and through multiple programs that target children, families, and seniors, FOOD Share provided food for 54,700 hungry neighbors monthly – a 37% increase over clients served in 2008.

Today, we are serving 75,000 hungry friends each month, with our nearly 180 agency partners and pantries.

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 FOOD Share and Friends Mobile Pantry, Senior Kit (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