One neighborhood at a time…
Food Share
Food Share

Many Community members and local businesses have stepped up to help FOOD Share tackle hunger this holiday season. Annual sponsors PODS and VONS have been joined by Longs Drug store, Ventura Credit Union and Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf in the fight against hunger.

There are many opportunities to donate food and make a difference this holiday season.

December events:
Dec. 5—Come to the 58th Annual Tree Lighting in Plaza Park, see Santa and donate canned goods or money to FOOD Share’s protein fund

Dec. 5, 6 & 7—Bring 10 cans of protein rich food to Plaza 14 Cinemas in downtown Oxnard and receive a free large popcorn

Dec. 6—Visit Oxnard’s Christmas Parade in downtown Oxnard at 10 am followed by the Tamale Festival and donate canned foods to marked barrels

Dec. 6— Come to Holiday Traditions at Pacific View Mall between 2pm-6pm, and receive a $5 Target gift card when you donate a toy and 2 cans of food

Dec. 8—Jeff Grodin of Captain Hook's Sportfishing is encouraging fishermen to grab their tackle boxes and fish for FOOD Share. For a cost of only $25.00 people can go deep sea fishing and all fish caught will go to help the hungry at FOOD Share. To reserve your spot call 805-382 6233 or book online at

In addition to large community events, many people are tackling hunger one neighborhood at a time. People have started organizing neighborhood food drives to collect protein-rich canned food items to donate to FOOD Share.

To register your neighborhood food drive call (805) 983-7100 X135 or email

What to donate
FOOD Share of Ventura County is growing its Protein Fund and needs cash donations to purchase nutritious foods and is requesting donations of protein-rich non-perishable canned food items including: Canned tuna, chicken and meats, canned soups, canned beef stew, canned fruits, canned vegetables, canned beans, canned spaghetti sauce, spaghetti, rice, dry beans, macaroni & cheese, peanut butter, jelly (in plastic), fruit juices (canned, plastic bottles & boxes).

Questions or for more information, please call: (805) 983-7100