12 Feb

Beylik Farms

If you’ve been to a farmers’ market in Ventura, Santa Barbara, or Los Angeles County, you might have seen Beylik Family Farms’ beautiful hydroponically grown tomatoes, cucumbers, and other produce. Happily, those gorgeous veggies are also available to the people we serve thanks to the generosity of the Beylik family, who’ve been donating surplus crops to Food Share...

12 Feb


Food Share is addressing the rising costs of essential items by extending its services to include basic needs and necessities. In partnership with Baby2Baby, a nonprofit organization aiding children in poverty, Food Share has distributed 36 car seats and 1.7 million essentials, including diapers, wipes, and diaper rash cream, to mothers, babies, and children countywide. Speaking about the partnership, Caitlin Buckley, National

22 Nov

Celebrating Thanksgiving with a Heartwarming Gesture

College Park in Oxnard witnessed an extraordinary display of generosity and community spirit on Tuesday. We had the honor of welcoming Los Angeles Rams superstar Cooper Kupp and his wife, Anna, to our special Thanksgiving event. Their presence added a touch of star power and warmth to the occasion as we distributed 1,800 Thanksgiving meals to those in need. Teamwork Makes the Dream Work The event was further uplifted by the enthusiastic participation of 45 student volunteers from the Royal...

01 Nov

Stacy’s Story

Stacy is a store manager at a Trader Joe’s in Ventura County. One of her responsibilities is to ensure food that’s approaching its sell-by date, but is still good to eat, is packaged up and ready for pickup by Food Share. It’s a task that’s close to her heart. Here, she reflects on a time as a young mother when she struggled to feed her family and the impact the support she received had on her and her children’s lives.

30 Oct

2023 Impact Report

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. ...

15 Nov

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. ...

05 Oct

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 her son and her daughter. My husband is a massage therapist and I’m a manicurist so work has been off and on. We had to figure things out. How to, you know, pay Peter without robbing Paul. When I started coming to the pantry I was just excited....

05 Oct

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 two that I’ve adopted. I started coming to the food pantry three or four years ago. At one stage my ex-husband and I had a very successful business. When he left, I had no funds to take care of my children. I’m not homeless, so I felt like...