Food Pantry

Millions of people struggle to keep food on their tables. The Food Pantry at Project Understanding is a place people can turn to when they find themselves with an empty cupboard.

The Food Pantry at Project Understanding provides groceries once a month to families whose budget cannot support the purchase of their own. Donations may include in-kind, non-perishables, fresh vegetables and fruits and money designated for food. Most food on the shelves is purchased from FOOD Share.

For help with food, please come to the First Step Center 9:00 am - 1:00 pm on Monday, Wednesday or Friday. Program requirements for the intake portion are:

  • Proof of Identity (ID)
  • Proof of Income - last 2 check stubs, SSI/SSA/Disability award letter or bank statement if direct deposit, food stamps, and/or unemployment stubs
  • Proof of Address - rental agreement; if renting a room, letter from landlord
  • Proof of Dependents/Custody - rental agreement (if listed on it), legal paperwork and awarding custody
  • If homeless, ID and mailing address

Food Pantry: 2734 Johnson Dr., Ste. E, Ventura, CA 93003
Open: Monday, Wednesday, Friday 9:00 am to 1:00 pm
Phone: (805) 652-1326


Wayne Hayward

Facilities & Maintenance Manager

Thank You to our Corporate Sponsors

Donate to the Food Pantry

Many people rely on the Food Pantry at Project Understanding to help get them through tough times.
Food donations are always welcomed and very much appreciated at our Food Pantry.

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