Mission: For 30 years, food share has been feeding the hungry in ventura county. From humble beginning in a family garage to two warehouses that provide 36,000 square feet of storage, food share is the only regional food bank that serves all of ventura county. Through multiple programs and over 160 partner agencies, food share provides food for over 74,500 hungry community members monthly. Food share is a member of feeding america, the national network of food banks, as well as the california association of food banks.
Programs: Food distribution program - over 170 partner agencies provide the dedication and commitment to provide food share's programs of general pantries, distributing our food and usda commodities to over 74,500 of our hungry friends and neighbors. These agencies helped us deliver over 10. 4 million pounds of nutritious food in fiscal year 13-14.
senior share program - this program works with volunteers in over 40 locations across the county to provide low income seniors with a bag of nutritious food every other week.
calfresh (formerly known as food stamps) and nationally known as snap (supplemental nutrition assistance program) assists people in the community to prescreen for eligibility for benefits, and facilitates the application process in partnership with ventura county hsa.
FOOD Share is a key nonprofit organization in Ventura County. Never have I heard a nonprofit organization say, we are in business to put ourselves out of business. Every day they are tackling the issue of hunger in our community. Every day they are trying to find ways to assist those who are food deficient. The team of staff and volunteers at FOOD Share are wonderful. They are a fantasic organization to volunteer with as well. Their operating cost are very minimal and I know that when I donate to FOOD Share, that my money is being used to support my local community and provide food for someone who is in need. They are very transparent with their operations, which is something that I look for in a charity that I align myself with.
I have worked with FOOD Share for 2 years and without any questions have found the organization to be a real thought-leader in what they do. FOOD Share works in collaboration with many other organizations to help irradicate the base issue of hunger. The CEO and employees are passionate about what they do and take great measures to be the very best in the field.