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Establish community food access centers that serve as place-based, food-centric neighborhood revitalization efforts, and which unite multiple functions (including education) in one or nearby locations.

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Establish community food access centers.

A good food system nurtures us as individuals and supports the creation of strong communities that enable us to become our best selves. One way we can achieve this is through the creation of community food access centers that would bring under a single roof the services, education, and empowerment that move us toward becoming a hunger-free community.


SBCFAN Working Groups bring together individuals from across the food system to collaborate on projects that result in the activation of one or more Santa Barbara County Food Action Plan goals. Click on a Working Group below to learn more and/or request to join.

Working Groups that are currently activating this goal

Route One Farmers Market: Mobile Farmers Market Success Story
Route One’s mobile farmers market will serve Lompoc five days a week, prioritizing neighborhoods based on their access to fresh, healthy food.
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El Centro Santa Barbara: Somos Semillas Community Garden Success Story
The Somos Semillas Garden is a community-led project that provides space for place-based learning, public health, nutrition education, and community empowerment.
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Santa Ynez Valley Community Kitchen at St. Mark’s: Success Story
St. Mark's launched a community kitchen that serves as a hub for teaching, training, nutrition, and food distribution.
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Save Summerland Farm Campaign Success Story
Save Summerland Farm campaign successfully preserved farmland to increase food security and nourish the local community.
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Santa Ynez Valley Community Kitchen at St. Mark’s and Veggie Rescue: Kitchen Activation Success Story
St. Mark’s and Veggie Rescue partner to activate a community food access center to address food access and security.
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