Hunger in Ventura County

Because No One Should Go Hungry.

1 in 6 people in Ventura County lives in a household that experiences food insecurity. These are your friends and neighbors. Concerns about job security, health issues, and the increasing cost of living affect everyone within every socioeconomic class, race, age group, and gender. It’s a challenge we share, community-wide, on every kitchen table. We know it is children who suffer most, along with families and seniors having trouble making ends meet. At Food Share, we answer that call with dignity and respect.

Join us at the table, sharing quality sources of nutrition, such as fresh fruits, vegetables, and protein; helping to promote good health and a balanced diet. We efficiently distribute food through an innovative delivery system from over 190 pantry partners located in every corner of Ventura County, and our valuable connections throughout the county.

What is Food Insecurity?

Food insecurity means not having reliable access to a sufficient quantity of affordable, nutritious food. Often, it’s not obvious when someone is going hungry, but with 1 in 6 people in Ventura County experiencing food insecurity, the face of hunger may not be exactly who you expect. According to the latest data from the USDA, there are 34 million people across the U.S. who are food insecure including 5 million children. Statistically, as poverty increases and home ownership decreases, food insecurity increases.

Households Have to Make Sacrifices:

Healthcare Takes a Hit in Households with Food Insecurity:

Members of Food Insecure Households are Our Neighbors, Family and Friends:


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