Food Share offering pop-up pantries to meet growing demand

The military is helping Food Share.

Food Share, Ventura County’s food bank, is coordinating a county-wide effort to provide pop-up pantries in the wake of multiple food pantry closures. More than 20 existing pantries in the county have been forced to close their doors as the impact of the COVID-19 outbreak continues to grow.

“We are working on providing alternative locations for low-income people experiencing food insecurity to be able to access nutritious food,” says Monica White, President & CEO of Food Share. “We are immensely grateful to everyone who is working with us to provide temporary distribution sites, including the Conejo Recreation & Park District, Freedom Park in Camarillo. and the Ventura County Fairgrounds.”

Details of the new distribution sites along with pantry closures are available at The lists will be updated as new information unfolds. Food boxes will be available for low-income families and individuals, but will be limited to one box per household.

Food Share continues to actively recruit volunteers, donors and food. For more information on how you can help Food Share to feed those in need, please visit

Up-to-date information on temporary pantry closures, pop-up distribution sites and emergency volunteer opportunities will be posted at and on Food Share’s social media channels.

For information on free Senior Food Kit distributions go to

You can make a donation in support of Food Share at

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