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Complimentary and free of charge food services.


Here is a list of some non-profits that provide complimentary food packages, meals and donated household items

People Helping People

People Helping People
<> (PHP) is running free, emergency food distribution services on Tuesdays, at Mission Santa Inés (1760 Mission Drive, Solvang), 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM. PHP reminds those in need that they have dog and cat food available at this distribution location, and that donations of non-perishable food, new books or new board games are welcome.

Bethania Lutheran

Bethania Lutheran Church<>, at 603 Atterdag Road in Solvang, has partnered with the Food Bank of Santa Barbara County<> to offer free, emergency food distribution every Tuesday, from 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM. Distribution is done via drive-through pick-up. Questions about this service may be emailed to<>, and donations are welcome.

The Solvang School PTO

The Solvang School PTO> has established an emergency relief fund under the PTO, to provide relief for students when the school is unable to provide meals and for other emergencies related to the school’s students. If you know someone who wishes to contribute, they may do so here:<>. If you are a Solvang School student or family who needs help, or if you know someone who does, please reach out to the PTO<>.

Blessing Boxes

They have been installed outside of Bethania Lutheran Church in Solvang, and in front of the Buellton Garage<>, in Buellton (320 Central Avenue). The Blessing Boxes are open 24/7, for people to either donate food or household items to the boxes or for those who need to take any of the available items.

The Buellton Senior Center

The Buellton Senior Center
<> (164 W. Hwy 246) is also distributing free food supplies and is also accepting donations. One of the Senior Center’s main providers, Veggie Rescue<>, is still operating – and then some – during the COVID-19 pandemic, in order to provide produce for so many in need.

Recovery Outreach Inc

Recovery Outreach Inc> is holding free dinner distributions DAILY, 4:00 PM – 7:00 PM, in the parking lot of the Santa Ynez Valley Christian Academy (891 N. Refugio Road, Santa Ynez). Donations to this cause are welcome.

Veggie Rescue

Veggie Rescue
<> is still operating – and then some – during the COVID-19 pandemic, in order to provide produce for so many in need.