Summer Free Food Distribution

Goleta Union School District’s (GUSD) free meal distribution continues for anyone 18 and under for the duration of the summer break. Free food is available daily Monday through Friday from 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. at El Camino, Ellwood, La Patera, Isla Vista, and Goleta Valley Community Center (in the back). Starting June 8th, frozen entrees will be sent home that can be heated up or thawed and served; instructions will be provided. There will be limited ability to heat up entrees for those unable to do so at home (a microwave will be on-site). GUSD will continue to have free & extra fresh produce throughout the month of June as they were able to secure funding for this program. Follow GUSD on Instagram (@gusdfood) for updates and information on what is being provided.  

Foodbank of Santa Barbara County is also continuing to provide groceries and fresh produce at specific locations around the County, including Goleta. View the complete list here. The food at these sites is prepared and distributed in a way that utilizes social distancing and follows CDC recommendations.  Many locations offer a drive-thru option to minimize contact, and others are scheduling food pick-up appointments for individuals to prevent crowds. You may be asked to wear provided hygienic gloves. No documentation/registration required. Everyone is welcome. For more information visit

Please DIAL 211 for after-hours support, senior home delivery or other questions.  Or visit the County of Santa Barbara’s 211 website.

Pictured: GUSD meal service from Instagram @gusdfood