Hunger Awareness Day

June 2, 2017

Today 1 in 6 SLO County residents is food insecure, which means 46,000 people lack consistent access to enough nutritious food for an active healthy life. The Food Bank Coalition is committed to providing nutritious foods through their direct programs and partnership with a county wide network of agencies; distributing 6.2 million pounds of fruits, vegetables, and pantry staples to families and individuals who face hunger.

We can all take steps to address the needs of our food insecure neighbors and work together to support healthy lives. With every dollar donated the Food Bank can provide ten dollars worth of nutritious food to one of our neighbors in need. You can make a significant impact in the overall health of our community by making a contribution today.

Event Details


Help us make this campaign successful by helping us raise funds and awareness. Volunteers are encouraged to bring fun eye-catching props or costumes to their donation site. In the past we have had volunteers bring hula hoops, bubbles, wear crazy hats, sport their business or team uniforms and even make their own signs all in hopes to catch the eye of passers by and encourage donations! SIgn up for a 2-hour shift at a donation site near you:

  1. Thursday Farmer's Market, SLO »
  2. Cayucos Post Office (NEW) »
  3. VONS in SLO (NEW) »
  4. Lassen's in SLO »
  5. Grocery Outlet in SLO »
  6. Sierra Vista in SLO »
  7. UPS Store on Johnson in SLO »
  8. California Fresh Market in Pismo Beach (NEW) »
  9. Union Bank in SLO »
  10. Whiz Kids, SLO (contact site leader Kelli Howard <> to sign up for a 2-hour volunteer shift)

Support the Cause

Hunger Awareness Day provides opportunities for individuals, businesses, service groups, and families to give back to our community. Consider supporting this campaign by:

  1. Mailing in a contribution to 1180 Kendall Road, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
  2. Making a donation online »
  3. Displaying an event flyer
  4. hosting a money box during the month of May 2017

Donation Sites

Make a donation in person on Friday, June 2 at any of our county wide donation sites below:

  1. Albertsons, 730 Quintana Road, Morro Bay
  2. California Fresh Market, 555 5 Cities Drive, Pismo Beach
  3. California Fresh Market, 771 Foothill Blvd, San Luis Obispo (make a donation at the check stand)
  4. Cambria Drug, 2222 Main Street, Cambria
  5. Cambria Farmers Market, Cambria (Friday 2:30-5:30)
  6. Cayucos Post Office, 97 Ash Ave., Cayucos
  7. Farmer's Market, Higuera Street, San Luis Obispo
  8. Food 4 Less Shopping Center, 1465 Creston Road, Paso Robles
  9. Grocery Outlet, 1314 Madonna Rd, San Luis Obispo
  10. Grocery Outlet, 2100 El Camino Real, Atascadero
  11. Kmart, 3980 El Camino Real, Atascadero
  12. Lassen's, 896 Foothill Blvd, San Luis Obispo
  13. Post Office, 101 N. Main Street, Templeton
  14. Post Office, 800 6th Street, Paso Robles
  15. Rabobank, 845 Spring Street, Paso Robles
  16. Ralph's, 1240 Los Osos Valley Road, Los Osos
  17. Ralphs, 201 Madonna Road, San Luis Obispo
  18. Sierra Vista, 1010 Murray Ave., San Luis Obispo
  19. Spencer's, 2650 Main Street, Morro Bay
  20. Union Bank, 995 Higuera Street, San Luis Obispo
  21. UPS, 1241 Johnson Ave, San Luis Obispo
  22. Von's, 1758 W. Grand Ave., Grover Beach
  23. Von's, 3900 Broad Street, San Luis Obispo
  24. Von's, 520 W. Teft Street, Nipomo
  25. Vons, 7135 El Camino Real, Atascadero
  26. Walmart, 180 Niblick Road, Paso Robles
  27. Whiz Kids, 3979 S Higuera Street, San Luis Obispo
  28. Whole Foods , 1531 Froom Ranch, San Luis Obispo

Contact Us

For more information about how you can help contact Director of Community Relations: Aracely Aceves Lozano

Download Flyer (PDF) »

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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.