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Halal and Kosher Grocery Program

The Halal and Kosher Grocery Program provides weekly no-cost grocery bags to students keeping Halal or Kosher diets who live in the UCSB area. Grocery bags are available for pickup on a weekly basis on campus for graduate and undergraduate who demonstrate financial need. Individual bag and family bag options are available for students with dependents. Grocery bags contain 12-14 meals per bag of non-perishables items. We aim to make grocery bags as well-rounded as possible. To be considered for the program, please fill out this survey. This program is made possible with Isla Vista Food Co-op, Associated Students Food Bank and the Food Security and Basic Needs Taskforce.

Program Eligibility Criteria: 

  • Currently enrolled student at UCSB 

  • Demonstrate financial need based on a financial aid application

  • Identify as Muslim, Jewish or both 

  • Keep either a Kosher or Halal diet

  • Must reside in the Santa Barbara area in order to pick up a grocery bag 

Steps to Apply:

  • If you meet the above eligibility criteria, please apply here!

  • After submission, you will receive an email update in less than a week's time to let you know if you have been accepted.

To inquire about the work of this committee or to get involved, please contact Liam Shahaf.