Allan Hancock College will operate as an emergency food distribution site for two days each week beginning Thursday.
Starting on March 26 at 11:30 a.m. community members can receive free, pre-bagged nonperishable food at a drive-thru on the Santa Maria campus.
The emergency food distribution will take place on Tuesdays and Thursdays beginning at 11:30 a.m. until all of the food is distributed.
Community members can access the drive through by using entrance number two off S. Bradley Road and following posted signage.
Organizers say safety measures will be followed for distributing food. Staff will wear gloves, masks and have access to sanitizing wipes, spray and tissue. A hand washing facility will also be located nearby, and staff will practice social distancing at all times.