food bank

The Santa Barbara County Food Bank new outreach effort involves pre-made meals delivered directly to children's recreation areas.

Julia Lara with the Food Bank says that some of the children were afraid of immigration issues, and were not participating, so now the Food Bank is preparing meals and reaching children at the places where they play.

Thousands of people had been displaced over the course of numerous recent disasters in the region.

Taking that into consideration, officials say that a possible future long-term emergency could challenge the area food supply.

More than a hundred people have been waiting in 100 degree heat in Simi Valley for the opening of a once a month farmers market. There are a lot of farmers markets on the central and South Coasts, but this one is pretty unique. Robbie Hidalgo, with the non-profit group “Simi At The Garden,” says what makes it special is everything is free, with a goal of helping people in need.

John Robb and his wife, Shannon, are bringing a shopping cart full of food, and personal hygiene items to a home in Thousand Oaks. They don’t live here. In fact, no one lives here.

This house on the 2000 block of Crescent Way is home to Manna, a food bank which help thousands of people in need a year in the Conejo Valley. The four decade old non-profit helps some 18,000 people a year through this tiny house.