Have A Heart

February 1, 2016

During the entire month of February 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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Past Events

January 1, 2015

Below you will find past events during 2015 that have benefited the Food Bank Coalition.

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MLK Holiday & Fundraiser Event

January 19, 2015

Sharing the Dream of San Luis Obispo County hosted their annual holiday event and fundraiser on Monday, January 19, 2015 from 2pm to 7pm at the SLO Grange Hall on Broad Street. Proceeds from this year's event totaled $1,400. This this donation, the Food Bank will be able to provide $14,000 worth of food to SLO residents in need of supplemental food assistance.

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Have a Heart

February 1, 2015

The 7th annual Have A Heart fundraiser generated a grand total of $17,500! Because the Food Bank is able to provide $10 worth of food for every $1 donated, this donation of $17,500 will be able to provide $175,000 worth of food. A big thank you to Food 4 Less and community supporters for making the 2015 “Have A Heart” campaign a huge success.

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Feeding Young Minds & Bodies

April 1, 2015

During the entire month of April, SESLOC Federal Credit Union will match your donation in support of the Food Bank's Lovin' Lunchbox program. Your donation will help the Food Bank distribute over 30,000 meals to children struggling with hunger in San Luis Obispo this summer.

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Fight Hunger Spark Change

April 6, 2015

From April 6 to May 3, 2015 Walmart is working with local communities to fight hunger and spark change. You can make a difference through three easy ways: 1) make an in-store purchase, 2) make a donation at the register, and 3) share a picture on social media.

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Barrel to Barrel

May 1, 2015

Held on the ocean front lawn at the Cliffs Resort, Barrel to Barrel will include live music from Aloha Radio, over 40 visiting wineries and breweries, local cuisines and an incredible silent auction! Proceeds benefit the Food Bank's GleanSLO Program.

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Winemakers Dinner

May 2, 2015

Chefs from around the county will each create a delicious course paired with local wine. This year's event will take place at the stunning Sycamore Mineral Springs Resort. Proceeds to benefit the Food Bank's GleanSLO Program.

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Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive

May 9, 2015

On Saturday, May 9, 2015, the Letter Carriers’ Food Drive celebrates its 23rd 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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Hunger Awareness Day

June 5, 2015

Hunger Awareness Day is the Food Bank's largest fundraiser of the year. To make a donation in person, join us Friday, June 5th from 7am-7pm at one of our donation sites near you. View HAD 2015 Event Flyer: PDF

One Day. One Dollar. One Big Challenge to Feed the Hungry.

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Candid Camera’s 8 Decades of Smiles

July 11, 2015

Join Peter Funt of the legendary Candid Camera show in a hilarious stage presentation at the Clark Center in Arroyo Grande. Audiences nationwide love this two-hour toast to America’s longest-running entertainment program. It’s clips and quips AND a benefit for the Food Bank Coalition of San Luis Obispo County.

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Summer Food Service Program

June 15, 2015

During the school year 16,000 of the children in our county participate in the Free or Reduced Priced School Meals program at school, which provides them with a meal during the day. Unfortunately, during the summer break these children no longer have access to these meals. Lovin' Lunchbox provides nutritious meals (like breakfast or lunch) and a snack to children and teenagers age 18 years and younger struggling with hunger at approved sites during the summer months when school is not in session.

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Central Coast Realtors® Charity Golf Tournament

August 31, 2015

Please join the San Luis Obispo Association of REATLORS® for the 6th annual Central Coast REALTORS® Foundation Charity Golf Tournament to benefit the Food Bank Coalition on August 31, 2015.

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Hunger Walk

September 19, 2015

Hunger Walk is an opportunity to make a difference in our community by raising funds so that the Food Bank Coalition can continue to provide food to those in need throughout San Luis Obispo County. This is a family fun event, come take in the beautiful views of Morro Bay as you walk along the embarcadero and enjoy music and refreshments at the finish line.

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Munchkin March

October 23, 2015

For the past 5 years, the Munchkin March Parade has benefited the Food Bank Coalition of SLO County. The event will take place at Meadow Park again, where there will be plenty of room to eat, mingle, play and March! We are excited to have it in the same location again this year. There will be awesome music, a Gymnastics Fun Zone, Imagination Playground, Food Trucks, Photo Booths, Silent Auction, and a kid-friendly OUTDOOR MOVIE!! (This is a candy-free event)

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Music for the Soul

November 15, 2015

Don't miss your chance to buy tickets for Music for the Soul! The jazz concert will take place Sunday, November 15th at Studio in the Park in Paso Robles. Event to benefit the Food Bank Coalition and Paso Robles Loaves & Fishes.

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Turkey Drive

November 19, 2015

Our annual Turkey Drive will take place one week before Thanksgiving Day: Thursday, November 19th! Your turkey donation can help feed a family this holiday season, please stop by one of our three drop off locations.

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December 1, 2015

On Tuesday, December 1, 2015, 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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Reindeer Run

December 5, 2015

Reindeer Run registration is open! Don't miss out on this fun community event, taking place Saturday, December 5th. This fun run 5K takes place at Mitchell Park, followed by breakfast with Santa!

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Season of Hope

October 12, 2015

Join us in making the holiday season a little brighter for our friends and neighbors in need.

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Hope for the Holidays

November 1, 2015

Hope for the Holidays is a food and fund drive that starts November 1, 2015 and runs through December 24, 2015. This event offers a lot of ways to get involved and give back during the holiday season!

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Choose Your Trot

November 26, 2015

Join us on Thanksgiving morning for a Turkey Trot fundraiser! You can choose from two locations: the Bob Jones trail at Avila Beach or the pier at Pismo Beach.

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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.