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Food Share Because We Care

As part of the COVID 19 response, the Allan Hancock College Santa Maria campus is now an Emergency Food Distribution site in our community. 

To meet the community's needs, a drive thru food distribution will take place every Tuesday and Thursday at 11 a.m. until further notice. 

Santa Maria Campus

Anyone may pick up free non-perishable food and produce at 800 S. College Drive in Santa Maria. Enter through entrance #5 on College Drive Road and follow the signs to the drive-through pick-up between bldg. F and bldg. G.

Enter at Entrance 5 S. College Dr.

Lompoc Valley Center

Food Share Because We Care will continue at the Lompoc Valley Center every Thursday as a drive-thru pick-up site starting at 2:30 p.m.

Drive-Thru location at the Hancock LVC

Food is provided by the Foodbank of Santa Barbara County.

Santa Maria Dates:

  • April 29, 2021
  • May 4, 2021
  • May 6, 2021
  • May 11, 2021
  • May 13, 2021
  • May 18, 2021
  • May 20, 2021
  • May 25, 2021
  • May 27, 2021

Further dates to be announced 

*Listed dates are subject to change. 

Lompoc Dates:

  • April 29, 2021
  • May 6, 2021
  • May 13, 2021
  • May 20, 2021
  • May 27, 2021


If you are in need of food at other times, visit

CalFresh helps to improve the health and nutrition of low income individuals including students, seniors and families. CalFresh can stretch your food dollars, allowing students and families to buy more fruits, vegetables, whole grains, lean protein and other healthy foods. Visit CalFresh and apply yourself or call our CalFresh Enrollment Specialist at 805-588-5019. CalFresh representatives can also meet you on campus to help you apply.

California Climate Investments

Allan Hancock College has partnered with SBC Food Rescue to identify more food sources to serve our students. This partnership was funded by a grant from the Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery (CalRecycle) through California Climate Investments.