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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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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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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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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Past Events

January 1, 2015

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

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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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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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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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Winemakers Dinner

April 30, 2016

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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Feeding Young Minds & Bodies

April 1, 2016

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

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FREE Summer Meals for Children and Teens!

June 13, 2016

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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Music for the Soul

November 13, 2016

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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Boo Bash

October 28, 2016

After 7 years, Mindful Mothers has passed the torch of the Munchkin March to the City of SLO Parks and Rec Department. The new "Boo Bash' will continue to benefit 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 and play! Enjoy an evening full of music, a Gymnastics Fun Zone, live performance by the Bucket Busters, Imagination Playground, Food Trucks, Photo Booths, Silent Auction, Haunted House and a kid-friendly outdoor movie: Curious George: A Halloween Boo Fest. (This is a candy-free event)

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Hunger Walk + 5k

September 9, 2017

Hunger Walk has never been more fun! The 2017 Hunger Walk + 5k takes place on Saturday, September 9th at the Laguna Lake Park in San Luis Obispo. Come enjoy music, family friendly activities, food and refreshments at the finish line. Hunger Walk + 5k is also 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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November 29, 2016

On Tuesday, November 29, 2016, 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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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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Reindeer Run

December 3, 2016

Reindeer Run registration is open! Don't miss out on this fun community event, taking place Saturday, December 3rd. This fun run 5K takes place at Mitchell Park, followed by breakfast with Santa!

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Choose Your Trot

November 23, 2017

Join us on Thanksgiving morning, Thursday, November 23rd 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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Table 48

December 1, 2016

Each month Mother's Tavern showcases a different non profit throughout the restaurant. All proceeds from all sales at table 48 will be donated to the featured charity. During the month of December, Mother's Tavern will partner with the SLO Food Bank. Make a reservation for Table 48 and know that every bite counts!

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Season of Hope

October 10, 2016

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 5th annual Season of Hope.

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Hope for the Holidays

November 1, 2016

Hope for the Holidays is a food and fund drive that starts November 5, 2016 and runs through December 18th, 2016. This event offers a lot of ways to get involved and give back during the holiday season!

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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.