Biweekly Food Distribution
Groceries are available from PHP in Solvang at Mission Santa Inés and in Los Alamos at Creekside Village every other Thursday year round (except holidays) in order to help meet a family’s nutritional needs. Program eligibility is based upon income guidelines established by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA). Qualifying income levels depend upon size of the family. The quantity of food provided is also based upon family size. Food is obtained from the Santa Barbara County Foodbank, USDA donations, and local commercial and nonprofit partner donations.
- More than 273,000 pounds of food were distributed to 350 qualified families
- Volunteers donated over 2,000 volunteer hours to help operate the food program
The U.S. Department of Agriculture CalFresh program provides individuals and families a debit card to buy fruit, vegetables, whole grains, lean protein and other healthy foods. PHP can enroll eligible individuals and families. Benefit amounts vary based on family size and income.
Food items from Albertsons and local bakeries are available at the locations and days of the week listed below. Items offered for pick-up are subject to availability from donors. There are no income eligibility requirements and clients do not need to pre-enroll but must sign-in and bring bag(s) or basket to carry products home.
- PHP Service Center in Solvang on Tuesdays and Thursdays
- Santa Ynez Preschool in Santa Ynez on Fridays (School Days only)
- Crossroads Church in Buellton on Mondays
On the 2nd Wednesday of each month from 11 AM-12 PM, produce is available at Crossroads Church in Buellton. There are no income eligibility requirements and clients do not need to pre-enroll but they must sign-in and bring bag(s) or basket to carry produce home.
PHP can assist qualified individuals and families with financial and other assistance to bridge a financial crisis. Help is available to prevent eviction or rehouse; furnish a short-term supply of food and meals, basic household goods and clothing, or transportation; and prevent utility shut off. Income and U.S. residency documentation qualifications may apply for certain types of assistance.