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Who is FOOD Share?

Established in 1983 as a 501c3 non profit, FOOD Share is a critical member of our community in providing food and support to the hungry of Ventura County. FOOD Share distributes over 9 million pounds of nutritious food per year via our 150+ non-profit partners, government programs, and outreach programs. FOOD Share receives food and monetary donations via individual donations, corporations, foundations, grants, the USDA, and our generous Ag community. FOOD Share along with our partners are dedicated to alleviating the critical issue of hunger. FOOD Share is a Charity Navigator non-profit.


Mission Statement

FOOD Share is dedicated to feeding, nourishing and educating the hungry of Ventura County, educating the community on those who are hungry and why, and advocating a reduction of the root causes of hunger.

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How Our Food Bank Works

This is the place to learn about the ways FOOD Share Ventura County’s Food Bank receives, manages, and distributes food. Learn about food resources and costs, how it is cared for, how agencies shop, and bookkeeping.

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Where Do We Get Our Food

FOOD Share now feeds over 74,500 people per month through donations, purchased food, food drives, and the USDA. Our food sourcing programs help locate food for our hungry friends of Ventura County. Read more...Where do we get our food?
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