Picnic in the Park

Summer is an exciting time for children to enjoy playtime with friends, a week at camp, a family vacation or time at the pool. But for many children who receive free or reduced-price meals at school, summer means hunger. Picnic in the Park offers free, healthy meals, fun physical activities, and nutrition education opportunities to ensure that summer is fun for all kids in our county. 

Picnic in the Park is a program hosted by the Foodbank of Santa Barbara County during summer break. The program provides free lunches to children 18 years and under Monday – Friday countywide. Everyone is welcome, and there is no sign-up or registration process. 

The program is available at locations throughout Santa Barbara County. Locally, children can go to the Goleta Community Center (5679 Hollister Avenue) June 12 through August 18 from 11:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. For a list of all sites, please visit https://foodbanksbc.org/programs/lunch/.

Volunteers Needed! Community volunteers manage and support individual park sites, hand out lunches, organize food literacy training and oversee summer games. Click here to get involved