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:

Past Events

January 1, 2018

Below you will find past events during 2017 that have benefited the Food Bank Coalition.

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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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Hunger Awareness Day

June 2, 2017

The 11th annual Hunger Awareness Day takes place on Friday, June 2nd, 2017. All funds raised helps the Food Bank Coalition provide nutritious food to our neighbors in need year round.

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Wine, Waves and Beyond

June 2, 2017

Enjoy three days of unforgettable events that embrace the love of California’s traditional surfing lifestyle and culture along with exceptional wine and food. Experience Central Coast wines, artisan brews, local California farm-fresh and seaport-inspired cuisine, as well as great music, art, and the amiable coastal community. Looking to volunteer? Email Dylan Jones at to sign up!

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Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive

May 13, 2017

On Saturday, May 13, 2017, the Letter Carriers’ Food Drive celebrates its 25th 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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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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Food for Fines

April 10, 2017

During National Library Week (April 10 - April 15), 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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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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March 18, 2017

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 second year the Food Bank will host a group of volunteers!

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Ribbon Cutting Ceremony & Open House

January 30, 2017

Join us at 10:30 AM on Monday, January 30th for a ribbon cutting ceremony and open house. We look forward to celebrating with you!

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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.