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Associated Students Food Bank


The Associated Students Food Bank is a student-run, student-led service at the University of California, Santa Barbara. Their primary focus is ensuring friendly, confidential service to UCSB students in need of food and toiletries. As a comprehensive and holistic service, they also provide resource referral to students, educational and skill-based workshops, and other tools and resources to alleviate hunger. Furthermore, they are committed to resolving long-term issues affecting hunger to ensure that the student community is able to afford the food that they want and need.


To receive food from the A.S. Food Bank,  you must:

1. Be a registered UCSB Student, undergraduate or graduate. This is verified with a valid access card.
2. Complete a Self-Declaration of Income form when you first come in. This form needs to be filled out every new school year.
3. Make under $14,484 per year. This excludes family income, spousal income, financial aid, scholarships, TA-ship, and fellowships.


Open for in-person services Mon-Thurs from 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Friday from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. (as of 10/19/21)

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Currently located outside the Ortega side of the University Center, facing the lagoon.


University of California, Santa Barbara
University Center 3167 A
Santa Barbara, CA 93106
Located on the 3rd Floor of the University Center

For more information about the A.S. Food Bank, please click here.

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