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Food Share Because We Care

Allan Hancock College Food Share

A student-only food distribution of non-perishable and fresh groceries is available for enrolled students (credit or noncredit) every Thursday that classes are in session during the fall and spring semesters.  Students can walk up to the patio of building G to pick up groceries from 11:30 a.m. - 2 p.m. on the Santa Maria Campus, or at the Lompoc Valley Center from 2:30 - 3 p.m outside building 2. 

Distribution for the student-only resumes for the spring semester on Thursday, January 25, 2024. Distributions will be held on:

  • January 25, 2024
  • February 1, 2024
  • February 8, 2024
  • February 15, 2024
  • February 22, 2024
  • February 29, 2024
  • March 7, 2024
  • March 14, 2024
  • March 28, 2024
  • April 4, 2024
  • April 11, 2024
  • April 18, 2024
  • April 25, 2024
  • May 2, 2024
  • May 9, 2024

May 9, 2024 will be the last day for the Spring semester.  Check back soon for information about Foodshare in Fall 2024. 

Community Distribution

Community Food Distribution occurs on the first and third Saturday of each month (starting April 1, 2023) from 8:30 a.m. at the Santa Maria campus until food is gone. For additional information, as well as food distributions at other community sites, visit The Santa Barbara Foodbank website. 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 and follow the signs to the drive-through pick-up by building H.

Food is provided by the Foodbank of Santa Barbara County.

If you are in need of food at other times, visit the Santa Barbara Foodbank website


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.