Hunger in Ventura County

Join us at the table, and make sure nobody goes hungry.

Today, 1 in 6 people in Ventura County is struggling with 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, ace, 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. We know the people we serve want to work hard to get ahead, and we want to continue to help them.

At FOOD Share, we offer more than food – we offer nutrition for both body and soul. Everyone should have access to nutritious food.

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 across American households’ means there is a lack of access, at times, to enough food for an active, healthy life for all household members. There are 49 million people across the U.S. who are food insecure including 16 million children. Statistically, as poverty and unemployment increase 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:

EVERY DONATION HELPS

put food on the table for a family in need
$10 = 28 MEALS