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Below is a list of special events and fundraisers that support the Food Bank Coalition of San Luis Obispo County. If you would like more details, please contact us at (805) 238-4664. If you are interested in participating as a volunteer, please reach out to our Volunteer Coordinator: volunteer@slofoodbank.org.

Summer Meals Program

June 18, 2018

Pick up free summer meals at several locations in SLO County during the summer school break.

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Central Coast Follies Fundraiser

October 5, 2018

Join the fun, fantastic, fabulous Follies, and guest performers, as they salute the musicals of the on- and off-Broadway stage. Net proceeds from the production will benefit the Food Bank Coalition of San Luis Obispo, as well as their long-time beneficiary, the Parkinson Alliance.

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Past Events

January 1, 2018

Below you will find past events that have benefited the Food Bank Coalition.

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Poker Tournament

June 2, 2018

We were selected by the Central Coast Realtors Charitable Foundation as one of the beneficiaries of the 2018 Poker Tournament on Saturday, June 2nd.

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Hunger Awareness Day

June 1, 2018

The 12th annual Hunger Awareness Day takes place on Friday, June 1st, 2018. All funds raised helps the Food Bank Coalition provide nutritious food to our neighbors in need year round.

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Family Movie Night

May 18, 2018

Join us Friday, May 18th, for “A Bug’s Life” Family Movie Night at the Boys & Girls Club of South San Luis Obispo County!

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Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive

May 12, 2018

On Saturday, May 12, 2018, the Letter Carriers’ Food Drive celebrates its 26th year helping the hungry. The National Association of Letter Carriers’ Food Drive will once again spread out across San Luis Obispo County to help provide assistance to residents who are struggling with hunger.

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Wine, Waves and Beyond

May 4, 2018

Enjoy three days of unforgettable events that embrace the love of California’s traditional surfing lifestyle and culture along with exceptional wine and food.

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Food for Fines

April 9, 2018

During National Library Week (April 9 - April 14), all SLO County Libraries will waive $1.00 of overdue fines for each non-perishable food item you donate. All items will then be donated to the Food Bank!

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Giant Succulent Sale

April 6, 2018

Vince and Janet Marino are having a giant succulent sale at their home on April 6th and April 7th from 8am to 2pm. All proceeds will benefit the Food Bank! The address is 735 Cabrillo Place in Morro Bay, CA 93442.

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LoveSLO

March 24, 2018

Love SLO began with a vision to make San Luis Obispo an even better place to live. Partnering with the Love our Cites movement which began in the Central Valley in 2009, Love SLO came to San Luis Obispo with the desire to meet needs, demonstrate kindness, and impact lives. Love SLO is an annual community wide day of service held in San Luis Obispo which began in 2016. This is the third year the Food Bank will host a group of volunteers!

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#GivingTuesday

November 28, 2017

On Tuesday, November 28, 2017, charities, families, businesses, community centers, and students around the world will come together for one common purpose: to celebrate generosity and to give.

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Thanksgiving Day Fun Walk and 5k Opportunities

November 23, 2017

Join us on Thanksgiving morning, Thursday, November 23rd for a Turkey Trot fundraiser! You can choose from three locations: the Bob Jones trail at Avila Beach, the pier at Pismo Beach, or the Laguna Lake Golf Course in San Luis Obispo.

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Turkey Drive

November 16, 2017

KCOY's annual Turkey Drive will take place one week before Thanksgiving Day: Thursday, November 16th! Your donation can help feed a family this holiday season, please stop by one of our three drop off locations to make a monetary or food donation.

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Music for the Soul

November 12, 2017

Don't miss your chance to buy tickets for Music for the Soul! The jazz concert will take place Sunday, November 13th at Studio in the Park in Paso Robles. Event to benefit the Food Bank Coalition.



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Hope for the Holidays

November 1, 2017

Hope for the Holidays is a food and fund drive that starts November 1, 2017 and runs through December 15, 2017. This event offers many ways to get involved and give back during the holiday season!

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Season of Hope

October 16, 2017

KSBY has teamed up with local food banks, toy agencies, fire departments and sponsors to put together the largest community-wide food and toy drive on the Central Coast. You can help make this holiday season brighter for those in need by joining us for the 6th annual Season of Hope

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Movie Night!

October 7, 2017

Join Faith Life Community Church for a movie night beneting the San Luis Obispo County Food Bank!

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Hunger Walk + 5k

September 16, 2017

Hunger Walk has never been more fun! The 2017 Hunger Walk + 5k will take place on Saturday, September 16th at the Laguna Lake Park in San Luis Obispo. Come enjoy live music, family friendly activities, food and refreshments at the finish line. Hunger Walk + 5k is an opportunity to make a difference by raising funds to end hunger in our community. We hope to see you there!


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FREE Summer Meals for Children and Teens!

June 12, 2017

During the school year, over 16,000 children in SLO County participate in the Federal assistance program Free and Reduced Price School Meals, which provides students with a meal at school. Now, when school lets out for summer, these children can access nutritious meals (like breakfast or lunch) and a snack through the SLO County Food Bank's Summer Meals Program. Meals are FREE to children and teens ages 18 years and younger and are distributed at approved sites during the summer months when school is not in session.

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Feeding Young Minds & Bodies

May 1, 2017

You can help end childhood hunger! During the entire month of May, stop by your local SESLOC Federal Credit Union branch to make a donation!

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Have A Heart

April 1, 2017

During the entire month of April, you can help alleviate hunger by contributing toward the 8th annual Have A Heart campaign. It's simple, just stop by any local Food 4 Less store and make a donation at the check stand! In recognition of your gift, a pink paper heart with your name will be displayed on the wall.

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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.