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Free food pantries and groceries Ventura County.

Find information on Ventura County free food banks, soup kitchens and emergency pantries. A number of locations operate around the county. They can provide support low income families or those in a crisis as well as immigrants or migrant workers. Locate information on how to access emergency food, meals, free groceries, and other forms of assistance to individuals and families who need help. There are free food pantries near you listed below as well as a toll free referral number at the bottom of the page.

The locations and phone numbers of the food banks as well as pantries are listed below. There are also soup kitchens in the community as well as Meals on Wheels services. Everything from boxes of groceries to Thanksgiving or Christmas meal as well as personal toiletries are offered. There are a number of food pantries and they are located in many areas including Oxnard, Ventura, Simi Valley, and across the region. Almost anyone can get some form of assistance, and rarely is anyone turned away.

The exact amount of support provided and the details will vary, as some have limited hours and certain income requirements. However never hesitate to call a food pantry in Ventura County California for emrgecny assistance. If a center can’t help you for some reason they may offer referrals or help you apply for alternatives, such as government assistance from CalFresh food stamps.

VC Rescue Mission
Address - 234 E. Sixth Street, Oxnard, California 93030
Phone number of the food bank- 805-487-1234
The homeless can be giving a hot meal or free personal hygiene items. There is also support for families living in poverty, including food, referrals to housing, and more.

Open Church
Food pantry address - 333 W. Seventh Street, Oxnard, California 93030
Telephone - 805-487-6314
Hours of center - Wednesday 5pm to 6pm

La Hermandad
520 W. Fifth Street #D, Oxnard, CA 93030
Phone number - 805-483-4620
The center is open every Friday, 12:30pm to 2:30pm.




Bread of Life - All Saints Episcopal Church
144 South C Street, Oxnard, CA 93030
Dial - 805-652-1326 ext 836
Meals and free food offered.

Oxnard Community Food Pantry
Location of food bank - 144 S. C Street, Oxnard, California 93036
Telephone - 805-485-3325
Food pantry hours - Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday 1:30pm to 3pm
The non-profit works with churches and non-profit to provide emergency food boxes or bags of groceries. They also serve hot meals, and offers other form of assistance to the low income, seniors, and working poor.

Community Action of VC
Food pantry - 621 Richmond Avenue, Oxnard, CA 93030
Phone number - 805-436-403
Food bank hours - Thursday, 1:30pm to 3pm.

SVDP Oxnard
323 S. E Street, Oxnard, California 93030
Dial the Ventura County food pantry/bank at - 805-487-1509
Hours - Saturday, 7:30am to 9am.
A leading church based agency for Ventura County. Volunteers provide food, offer referrals to WIC vouchers, and help feed single mothers or children.

St. Paul's Baptist Church
801 First St., Colonia, California 93030
Call for help - 805-216-5867
1st Friday of Every Month 10:00AM-11:30AM





St. John's Reginal Med Center
535 Cooper Road, Colonia, CA 93030
Call for help - 805-988-2651
Hours of food pantry - Tuesday 9:00AM-12:30PM, Thursday 9:00AM-12:30PM

Catholic Charities Oxnard
Address of food bank - 402 North A Street, Oxnard, CA 93030
Call - 805-486-2900
Every 2nd, 3rd, 4th Thursday. 9am to 10am.
Can help people apply for government assistance too, such as SNAP food stamps and WIC. Other resources include clothing, a low cost thrift store, and holiday assistance.

Westpark Community Center
Main address is 450 W Harrison Ave
Ventura, CA, 93001
Phone: 805-648-1895
Produce distribution, including fruits, apples, oranges, lettuce and more. Other boxes of groceries as well as information on state of California and Ventura County government assistance. Or get paper products, cleaners like detergent or soap and more.

Family to Family
303 N. Ventura Ave
Ventura, CA, 93001
Phone: 805-658-2610

Catholic Charities Ventura
303 N. Ventura Ave
Ventura, CA, 93001
Main number 805-643-4694
A social service agency. Free food, hot meals, clothes, furniture and more. There are also free Easter, Thanksgiving and Christmas food baskets and meals, including Turkeys.

Many Mansions / Hacienda de Feliz (Community Room)
2084 Los Feliz Dr
Thousand Oaks, CA, 91362
Phone: 805-379-1216

Help of Ojai
Address is 108 Fox St
Ojai, California, 93023
They support the region, including farm workers and immigrants/migrant workers. Free food, clothes, information on medical care, personal hygiene goods and hot meals (among other services). There may be vegetables, fruits, beans, canned meats, and fruit juices. Or get diapers or free baby formula.





Channel Islands Vineyard Church
415 Pearson Rd
Port Hueneme, CA, 93041
Phone: 805-218-9000

Faith Mission Christian Fellowship
Pantry address is 1369 Del Norte Road, Unit B
Camarillo, CA, 93010
Phone: (914) 513-1907

Salvation Army of Ventura County locations
As with most Salvation Army centers, a number of social services and emergency financial assistance is offered. A food pantry is on site as well as a clothing closet. Free Thanksgiving and Christmas meals may be served. Children may also receive gifts from the Ventura Angel Tree program. Or get soap, detergent, toilet paper, feminine products and hygiene supplies. Call to speak to a case manager. More on Salvation Army Ventura County.

  • Oxnard is at 22 W. Wooley, Oxnard, California 93032, Call - 805-483-9235. Hours: Tuesday and Friday from 9am to 12pm..
  • Salvation Army Simi Valley Care and Share, 1407 Los Angeles Ave, Simi Valley, California, 93065, Phone: 805-527-1070
  • Salvation Army (East End), 650 S Petit, Ventura, CA, 93004, Phone: 805-659-3598
  • Salvation Army Simi Valley, Food bank address - 5924 E. Los Angeles Avenue, Simi Valley, California 93063, Telephone - 805-522-5676. Monday to Thursday 10am to 2pm. Read more on California Salvation Army Corp centers and the resources they provide.

SVDP/ St. Anthony's Church
Location - 2511 S C St
Oxnard, CA, 93033

New Life Community Church
1251 N Rice Ave
Oxnard, CA, 93030
Phone: 805-983-1890

Church of The Nazarene
1630 Saviers Rd
Oxnard, CA, 9303
Phone: 805-483-7046

Calvary Community Church
5495 Via Rocas
Westlake Village, CA, 91362
Phone: 818-575-2271

One Step a la Vez
Main location is 421 Sespe Ave
Fillmore, California, 93015
Phone: 805-625-7067
Get free food such as Rice, Pasta, Flour, Canned Tuna, Tacos, Salsa and other food items. Cultural meals are offered to for immigrants and Mexican workers, documented or not.

St. Thomas Aquinas / SVDP
185 St. Thomas Dr
Ojai, CA, 93023
Phone: 805-646-4338

Community Action of Ventura County
Office address is 621 Richmond Ave
Oxnard, California, 93030
Dial 805-436-4000
A major non-profit for the county. There is everything from job placement services to information on shopping using coupons or unit pricing. Get government grants for bills, free food from the pantry, credit building services, or applications to WIC (Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children) or surplus USDA commodities like cheese. More on food assistance from Ventura County community action.

New Heart Foursquare Church
4200 Township Ave
Simi Valley, CA, 93063
Phone: 805-583-3433

Simi Second Missionary Baptist
1063 Pacific Ave
Simi Valley, CA, 93065
Phone: 805-428-4731







SVDP/St. Sebastian
Church address is 235 N. Ninth St
Santa Paula, CA, 93060
Phone: 805-421-8570

Oxnard Community Food Pantry
Address is 144 South C St
Oxnard, CA, 93030
Intake number is 805-246-5052
A main food distribution non-profit for the city of Oxnard. Get items like soap or detergency, hand sanitizer, fresh produce, boxed groceries and other goods. Services are in Spanish. There may also be dry and canned goods, paper products, and personal toiletries.

Spirit of Santa Paula/ Many Meals
Food pantry and feeding site address is 1498 Harvard Blvd
Santa Paula, CA, 93060
Phone: 805-229-7750
For hours or hot meal or food distribution, call in advance. Based on donations, there may be items like Shelf Stable or Dry Milk, Cereal (Hot & Cold), Canned meats or Chicken, holiday meals and more.

Many Meals at College United Methodist Church
4300 Telegraph Rd
Ventura, California, 93003

St. Peter Claver
5649 Cochran St
Simi Valley, California, 93063
Phone: 805 526-6499
Fresh produce, healthy USDA vegetables and other food is offered.

VC Rescue Mission
Soup kitchen and shelter address 234 E. Sixth St
Oxnard, CA, 93030
Main number is 805-436-4602
they serve free hot meals and also give out lunch boxes. The main clients include migrant and Mexican workers in Ventura County, the homeless, Spanish speakers and others. There are also showers, lundry facilities and other hygiene supplies.

Bread of Life - All Saints Episcopal Church
144 South C St
Oxnard, CA, 93030
Phone: 805-320-0997

Colonia Village Tenant Association
1500 Camino Del Sol
Oxnard, CA, 93030
Phone: 805-385-7574

Centro Familiar Christiano
Address - 427 N. Harrison Ave., Colonia, CA 93030
Call for assistance - 805-236-5320
Free food, meals, and other advice and support is distributed. They also help immigrants and non-English speakers.





Morning Star
Food bank address - 427 N. Harrison Avenue
City, State: Oxnard, CA 93030
Call 805-479-7433
Hours of location - 1st Thursday 4:30pm to 6:30pm, 3rd Saturday 12pm to 2pm, 3rd Sunday 1:30pm to 2pm

Wilson Senior Center
Address of food bank, 350 N. C Street, Oxnard, California 93030
Telephone - 805-385-8028
The non-profit serves congregate meals and offer recreational activities. Senior citizens and the homebound can also apply for Meals on Wheels.

Dove Christian Ministries
241 W. Hill Street, Oxnard, CA 93033
Supports Oxnard California families in need of help.

Our Lady Of Guadalupe
Address of food bank - 500 N. Juanita Ave., Colonia, CA 93030
Call for food - 805-483-0987
Open - 3rd Thursday of Every Month 7:30AM-10:30PM

St. Paul's Baptist Church
450 K Street, Room 110, Oxnard, California 93030
Dial for free food - 805-216-5867
Hot meals, emergency food boxes, fresh foods, and more is offered for the homeless and low income. Many unemployed people also stop by for help.

Centro Christiano Familiar - Colonia
1500 Colonia Road, Oxnard, CA 93030
Telephone - 805-407-6181
3rd Thursday of the month from 8:30am to 10am

Colonia Village Tenant Association
1500 Camino Del Sol, Colonia, California 93031
Free food, meals, and case management may be provided.

SDA Community Health Services
1625 Pacific Avenue, Oxnard, CA 93033
Phone number of food bank - 805-240-3440
In addition, call 805-240-3440 for emergency assistance.

New Vision Christian Center
1671 Beacon Place, Oxnard, CA 93033
Telephone - 805-389-6737
2nd Thursday of the month 7pm to 8:30pm
Fruits, canned groceries, soup, rice, and more is available, as donations allow. There may also be snacks for children during the summer or Christmas meal programs.

Jackson Ministries
Address of food pantry/bank - 1690 Universe Circle, Oxnard, California 93030
Call 805-985-1251
This centers hours and rules are open every 2nd and 4th Thursday, 10:30am to 1pm. Emergency pantry by appointment on Monday through Wednesday, and Friday.

Centro Christiano Familiar
Address of food bank - 1777 Statham Boulevard, Oxnard, CA 93033
Telephone - 805-407-6181
Every Wednesday, 8pm to 8:30pm food, meals, and support offered to Ventura individuals.

Mixteco Indigena Community Organization
2501 S. Gisler Avenue, Oxnard, CA 93033
Dial - 805-483-1166

St. Anthonys Church
2511 South C Street, Oxnard, CA 93030
Telephone - 805-486-7301
Tuesday and Friday 9:30am to 11:45am

Project Understanding
Street address is: 43 East Vince St., Ventura, CA 93002
Time: This location is open Monday, Wednesday, Friday 9am to 11:30am, and 3rd
Saturday of the month 9am to 11:30am (if busy)

St. Rose of Lima Christian Service
1305 Royal Avenue, Simi Valley, California 93065
Phone number is 805-581-0957
Call for meals, vegetables, fruits, meats, and other aid, such as clothing and personal hygiene items.

New Hope Christian Fellowship
Stop by to get food or groceries - 2350 Shasta Way, Simi Valley, CA 93065
Phone - 805-581-1628
In addition, meals can be provided around Christmas and Thanksgiving, as well as gifts for children.

Samaritan Center
280 Royal Avenue, Simi Valley, California 93063
Dial - 805-579-9166
Monday to Thursday 7am to 11am Congregate Meals only
Clients of this Ventura County charity include the elderly, disabled, and unemployed, among others.

First 5 Ventura County Neighborhood For Learning - SimiValley
Location of food and meals is 2300 Heywood Ave, Simi Valley, CA 93065
Call - 805-582-1214
4th Thursday of Every Month from 1pm to 2:30pm
The non-profit may also serve summer meals for children and students in the region.

Villa Del Arroyo
Clubhouse 15750 Arroyo Drive, Moorpark, CA 93021

Shepherd of the Valley
4191 Cochran Avenue, Simi Valley, California 93063
Thursday 5pm to 7pm

Catholic Charities Moorpark
Address is  609 Fitch Ave., Moorpark, California 93021
Dial for assistance - 805-529-0720
Hours of food distribution center - Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday 8:00AM-1:00PM
One of the leading social service agencies in Ventura County. Some of the services include clothing, free or low cost food, financial help for bills and rent, and Christmas gifts and meals.

First 5 Ventura County Neighborhood For Learning - Moorpark
Location - 61 East High St, Moorpark, California 93021
Dial - 805-552-1917

EV Free Church
Address - 999 Rancho Canejo Blvd., Thousand Oaks, CA 91320
Telephone number - 805-262-5000
2nd and 4th Wednesday of the month from 3pm to 6pm
Clients may be given an emergency box of food. Other supplies include household goods or personal hygiene items.

San Salvador Mission
4045 Center Street, Piru, CA 93040
Center phone number is - 805-625-3273
3rd Wednesday of the month 9am to 11am

Fillmore Senior Center
533 Santa Clara St., Fillmore, CA 93015
Call for help and advice - 805-524-4533
3rd Wednesday of Every Month 9:00AM-11:00AM meals and food passed out. Volunteers may have free or low cost home delivered food, fruits, breads, and other items.

First 5 Ventura County Neighborhood for Learning - Fillmore
Address of food bank - 1048 West Ventura St., Fillmore, California 93015
Telephone - 805-933-9800
1st Friday of Every Month from 11:30AM to 1:00PM





St. Francis Of Association of Fillmore
Food bank address - 1048 W. Ventura Street, Fillmore, California 93015
Call for meals or free food - 805-524-1306
Tuesday 10:00AM-11:00AM

Somis Pantry
5268 North Street, Somis, CA 93066
Phone - 818-634-9243
2nd Tuesday of the month 1:30pm to 3:30pm - Please call Monday (day before)

Seventh Day Adventist Church
Food pantry location is 3975 E. Las Posas Rd, Camarillo, CA 93010
Dial 805-482-4632 to information on food and meals in Ventura County.
2nd Tuesday of Every Month, 4:00pm-6:00pm.
Call this church for hours. Please donate if you can. The location may also provide referrals to local shelters.

St Mary Magdalen
Address of food bank - 2532 Ventura Blvd., Camarillo, California 93010
Call - 805-987-1155
A free food bank is on site. There may also be vouchers for holiday meals, items such as soup or dairy, and ensure for senior citizens.

Spirit of Camarillo - Many Meals of Camarillo
St. Mary Magdalen Church Hall Crestview at Los Posas, Camarillo, CA 93010
Monday and Thursday - 5pm to 6:30pm Dinner with Pantry

Camarillo Community Church
Food pantry address - 379 Mobil Ave., Camarillo, CA 93010
Phone number for information is 805-402-3997

Project Hope
1251 Las Posas Road, Camarillo, CA 93010
Phone - 805-482-8831

Ventura First Assembly Of God - Puente de Vida Church
203 South 8th St., Santa Paula, CA 93060
Telephone  - 805-525-0900
Limited hours are Tuesday 7:30AM-8:30AM
Call for hours of when government surplus food and commodities are distributed to the needy, working poor and low income.

Community Assistance of Santa Paula
133 N. Mill Street, Santa Paula, California 93060
Telephone  - 805-525-8890
Meals and food passed out on - Monday, Wednesday and Friday 9am to 11am

First 5 Ventura County Neighborhood For Learning - Santa Paula
217 North 10th Street, Santa Paula, CA 93060
Dial for assistance - 805-933-9800
1st Friday of Every Month from 9am to 10:30am
Case managers can offer information on CalFresh Food Stamps or other government benefits, including Commodity Supplemental Food Program (CSFP).

Santa Clara Valley NFL
217 N. 10th Street, Santa Paula, CA 93060
Hours of Ventura County food pantry is 1st Friday of the month from 2pm to 3pm, 2nd, 3rd and 4th Friday of the month from 9am to noon

Fillmore Senior Center
533 Santa Clara St., Fillmore, California 93015
Telephone : 805-524-4533
Meals on wheels are for people local o the Ventura County site. Other low income programs include Senior Brown Bag / Food Box Distribution and holiday meals, including Thanksgiving turkeys.







St. Francis Of Association
Pantry address or location is - 1048 W. Ventura Street, Fillmore, CA 93015
Phone number -  805-524-1306

Ventura First Assembly Of God - Puente de Vida Church
203 South 8th St., Santa Paula, CA 93060
Telephone -  805-525-0900

St. Sebastians / St. Vincent
235 N. Ninth Street, Santa Paula, California 93060
Dial the center at - 805-525-2149
Volunteers from this organization are committed to helping the poor in the community. Resources include free food, meals, information on government assistance, and maybe even funds for paying bills or rent in Ventura County.

Community Assistance of Santa Paula
Address of food bank - 133 N. Mill Street, Santa Paula, CA 93060
Telephone - 805-525-8890

City Impact - Cabrillo Village
1515 S Saticoy Ave.
Ventura, CA
Dial 805-983-3636

New Hope Christian Center
Address - 590 Old Ventura Ave.
Oak View, California
Dial 805-649-2244

Community Presbyterian Church
Location is 1555 Poli St.
Ventura, California
Free food, information, and items such as holiday food baskets are distributed.

The River Community
859 E Santa Clara Ave.
Ventura, CA
Dial the food bank at 805-648-7955 for hours.

Christian Church of Thousand Oaks
Address: 301 Avenida de las Flores
Thousand Oaks, California
Telephone - 805-492-2474
The food pantry operates from volunteers. They also partner with Feeding America to help families as well as immigrants that are living in poverty.

First Baptist Church- Ojai
Location 930 Grand Ave.
Ojai, CA
The food pantry is open Saturdays. Immigrants and farm worker can get help too.

Project Access, INC.
1001 W. Gonzales Road
Oxnard, CA
Main phone - 805-988-9100

SVDP / Oxnard Santa Clara Church
Address is 324 South E St.
Oxnard, California
Volunteers help the less fortunate. The food pantry/thrift store may have clothing or emergency bags of food. They also offer shelter, holiday meals, and vouchers for the working poor in Ventura County.

Channel Islands Vineyard Church
1851 Holser Walk, Ste. 200
Oxnard, California
Phone - 805-485-0050
Free food, a soup kitchen, and emergency aid is available.

Evangelistic Missionary Baptist Church
117 E. Pearl St.
Port Hueneme, California
Call 805-986-1922 or 805 890-4762
Surplus USDA commodities are given to very low income Ventura County families.

Lighthouse Bible Church
4910 Cochran St.
Simi Valley, CA
Call 805-584-8222
Services in Ventura county include a soup kitchen, pantry, and information on shelters or benefits.

Iglesia Del Nazareno - Vida Nueva Santa Paula
Address is 3452 Ojai Rd
Santa Paula
Dial 805-933-4465
The non-profit tries to feed the vulnerable. Whether a bag of groceries, items such as peanut butter, or soap/detergent, aid is provided.

Lifeway Baptist Church
673 West Santa Paula St.
Santa Paula
Dial 805-525-2420 or 805-479-6736





Additional free food and meals in Ventura County near you

To find details, addresses and phone number of additional food pantries near you or government hunger prevention services in Ventura County dial 805-983-7100. Several other non-profits serve free food, meals, and distribute groceries and household goods to the needy. Or get help for migrant workers, CalFresh/SNAP food stamps, free school lunches and more. They will try to serve all who need help.


By Jon McNamara

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