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Food Share Readies to Meet “Hunger Cliff” Demand from CalFresh Benefits Reduction

Food Share, Ventura County’s food bank, is bracing for an expected wave of food insecure individuals as the end of COVID CalFresh benefits becomes reality on March 1.

Hunger has a name and a face

Those names and faces belong to our friends and neighbors. Because, on the front line of hunger relief, we have learned that the reason people require help is as varied as the people we serve.

Pam Castro, Agency Relations Manager

Pam has worked at Food Share for a little over nine years. She has one of the most important roles at the organization - managing the 190 food pantries and...

Agency Enhancement Grants Support More Pantries

Courtesy of support from Feeding America, Food Share has recently provided grant funding to 28 food pantries in Ventura County enabling them to purchase items like refrigerators and iPads that...

Gina and Walter’s Story

Gina Howey, and her husband, Walter Burstein, were busy family doctors in Ventura County before they went into semi-retirement and began volunteering with Food Share in 2020. They stopped to...

Jessie’s Story

Jessie is a client at Still Water’s Pantry in Simi Valley.  I live with my husband and we also have one of our older granddaughters living with us, along with...

Gina’s Story

Gina is a client at Still Water’s Pantry in Simi Valley.  I've lived in Simi Valley for approximately 15 years. I'm a single mom of five kids, three biological and...

Food Share recognized as a Central Coast Best Place to Work for second year in a row

Food Share is honored to have been recognized as a Central Coast Best Place to Work by the Pacific Coast Business Times for the second year in a row. The...

Welcome new board member – Yissel Barajas

We’re thrilled to welcome Yissel Barajas, Chief Human Resources Officer for Reiter Affiliated Companies (RAC) to Food Share’s Board of Directors.  As part of her role at RAC and her...

Volunteer Spotlight: Dave Orr – Gleaning goodness

Dave Orr, a volunteer who runs Food Share's gleaning program, is passionate about saving crops from being wasted. "We are so lucky to live in an area with abundant fresh...