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Mission Statement

The mission of the Food Bank Coalition is to work with a network of community partners to alleviate hunger in San Luis Obispo County and build a healthier community.

Vision Statement

The Vision of the Food Bank Coalition of San Luis Obispo County is that every person in the county has adequate access to nutritious food.

  1. Every human being has the right to nutritious food, regardless of the reasons that they may not be able to obtain it for themselves.
  2. The Food Bank’s intent is not only to help make nutritious food available through our programs and agencies, but also to encourage and support each person we serve, recognizing their possible vulnerabilities and sensitivities.
  3. Everyone the Food Bank serves, whether individuals, families, or agencies deserve to be treated with kindness, respect, and dignity.
  4. It is our privilege to serve without judgment.

Nutrition Policy

The Food Bank Coalition of San Luis Obispo states within its values statement that “every human being has the right to nutritious food…” The purpose of the Nutrition Policy is to define what nutritious foods are and to establish guidelines for distribution of those foods. This Policy was developed using data from the 2012 Hunger Free Communities Survey conducted in conjunction with Cal Poly STRIDE as well as other information disseminated by various Health and Nutrition Organizations. To read our Nutrition Policy click here.

Brochure

To view our most up to date brochure: click here.

How Food Banks Work

The video below is an excellent illustration of how charitable food assistance organizations like Food Banks work.

Frequently Asked Questions

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Our mission is to work with a network of community partners to alleviate hunger in San Luis Obispo County and build a healthier community.