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KSBY News: Candid Camera show in Arroyo Grande to benefit Food Bank July 11, 2015

You can enjoy behind-the-scenes clips and quips from the show “Candid Camera” at a benefit show Saturday night in Arroyo Grande. view full story»

KSBY News: SLO Food Bank provides meals through drought relief program July 10, 2015

The Food Bank Coalition is helping families who are looking at unemployment or reduced work hours due to the drought. view full story»

The Tribune: 'Candid Camera' host looks back at eight decades of TV memories July 06, 2015

Proceeds from "Candid Camera: Eight Decades of Smiles" benefit the Food Bank Coalition of San Luis Obispo County. view full story»

KSBY News: Lovin' Lunchbox program feeds schoolkids during summer break July 01, 2015

The Food Bank Coalition of San Luis Obispo County is hosting a Lovin' Lunchbox program at 14 sites across the region. The program is open to all kids 18-years old and younger. view full story»

KSBY News: Program helps provide food to families affected by drought in San Luis Obispo County June 26, 2015

The Food Bank Coalition of San Luis Obispo County is looking to help families looking at unemployment or reduced hours because of the drought. view full story»

The Tribune: SLO County residents unemployed because of drought may be eligible for free food June 25, 2015

The Food Bank Coalition of San Luis Obispo County has received 70,000 pounds of food from the state Drought Food Assistance Program and will distribute the food boxes monthly while the assistance lasts. view full story»

The Cambrian: Free snack program offered in summer June 24, 2015

A Food Bank program is providing free summertime morning snacks on most weekdays in July to Cambria and San Simeon children and teens 18 and younger. No ID or personal information is required to participate. view full story»

New Times SLO: Halting the summer slide: SLO County Library offers education and entertainment with the Summer Reading Program June 24, 2015

Going along with the free theme, four libraries—in Nipomo, Morro Bay, San Luis Obispo, and Cambria—serve free lunch and snacks for children and teens, courtesy of the Food Bank Coalition of SLO County. Kensinger-Klopfer estimated that 200 lunches and snack packs were given out in the first week. view full story»

Paso Robles Daily News: Food Bank receives grant that will provide summer meals for kids June 19, 2015

Must! charities and Feeding America have selected the Food Bank Coalition of San Luis Obispo County to receive Hunger Free Summer grants to help provide more healthy food to kids this summer. view full story»

KSBY News: Food Bank Coalition of San Luis Obispo to offer drought relief June 18, 2015

The Food Bank Coalition of San Luis Obispo announced they received more than 70,000 pounds of food to help those affected by the drought. view full story»

KSBY News: Local hospitals collect more than 1,000 boxes of cereal for hungry children June 08, 2015

Around 1,500 boxes of cereal are heading to the Food Bank Coalition of San Luis Obispo County to help feed local children this summer. view full story»

KSBY News: Hunger Awareness Day is underway in SLO County June 05, 2015

June 5 is Hunger Awareness Day in San Luis Obispo County and marks the ninth year the Food Bank Coalition of San Luis Obispo has organized the event. view full story»

The Cambrian: Food for thought: It doesn't take much to help hungry in Cambria June 03, 2015

Friday, June 5, is Hunger Awareness Day. That’s probably not what you expected to read when you looked at the accompanying photo, was it? But, I’ll bet it was a better attention-getter than an empty cupboard. Yet that is what too many people in the world, this country, this state, this county, even this town, commonly experience. view full story»

New Times: SLO Food Bank Coalition's Lovin' Lunchbox summer program will help needy kids for sixth year June 03, 2015

Let’s not mince words: Food is good. It’s great, magnificent one might say. For some, eating meals or munching on snacks is the highlight of their day. But for others, just finding out where their next meal is coming from is less magnificent, and more distressing. view full story»

Paso Robles Daily News: Twin Cities hosts cereal drive to help feed local kids this summer June 02, 2015

Twin Cities Community Hospital is participating in a community effort to provide area children struggling with hunger with breakfast during the summer through its “Healthy Over Hungry,” cereal drive benefitting The Food Bank Coalition of San Luis Obispo County. view full story»

KSBY News: Hunger Awareness Day to raise funds for SLO Food Bank June 01, 2015

The Food Bank Coalition of San Luis Obispo County's 9th Annual Hunger Awareness Day takes place Friday, June 5. view full story»

Pacific Coast Business TImes: Ojai Valley Community Hospital honored for emergency care May 29, 2015

The San Luis Obispo groups that received aid include Dignity Health, Habitat for Humanity of San Luis Obispo County, Cuesta College Foundation, Atascadero Loaves and Fisheries, Community Action Partnership of San Luis Obispo County, Economic Vitality Corporation of San Luis Obispo County, Food Bank Coalition of San Luis Obispo County, 5Cities Homeless Coalition, San Luis Obispo County Housing Trust Fund and United Way of San Luis Obispo County. view full story»

The Tribune: Hunger Awareness Day to raise money for Food Bank Coalition May 28, 2015

The Food Bank Coalition of San Luis Obispo County’s ninth annual Hunger Awareness Day is set for June 5 with the goal of raising $125,000 to fight hunger countywide. view full story»

San Luis Obispo Chamber of Commerce: Food Bank Coalition’s Hunger Awareness Day May 27, 2015

Food Bank Coalition’s 9th annual Hunger Awareness Day event is set to take place on Friday, June 5th from 7am-7pm. This year the Food Bank is aiming for a campaign goal of $125,000. This event is pivotal in helping the Food Bank provide healthy food throughout San Luis Obispo County—to build a healthier community. view full story»

Paso Robles Daily News: Food Bank Offering Free Summer Meals for Children May 19, 2015

This summer marks the 6th year that the Food Bank Coalition is sponsoring the federal Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) through its county-wide Lovin’ Lunchbox program. view full story»

The Tribune: We're not against the poor, Adam Hill May 17, 2015

If we were against the poor, individuals, businesses and charitable organizations in San Luis Obispo County would not invest so much time and money to support the disadvantaged in our community. view full story»

New Times SLO: Food Bank Coalition of San Luis Obispo to build new warehouse May 06, 2015

The Food Bank Coalition of San Luis Obispo is one step closer to opening a new warehouse to meet the growing needs of those it feeds. view full story»

Paso Robles Daily News: Food Bank Coalition purchases land for new facility in SLO May 05, 2015

The Food Bank Coalition of San Luis Obispo County, which just celebrated its 25th anniversary in 2014, just purchased a lot on Kendall Road in San Luis Obispo to build a new food bank. view full story»

KSBY News: SLO County Food Bank building new warehouse May 01, 2015

The San Luis Obispo County Food Bank announced Friday that it bought property to build a new warehouse. They said the new facility on Kendall road in San Luis Obispo is a huge step forward in their growth. view full story»

The Tribune: SLO County food bank buys land in SLO for new centralized warehouse May 01, 2015

The Food Bank Coalition of San Luis Obispo County announced Friday that it has purchased a lot in San Luis Obispo to open a new warehouse and consolidate its two existing facilities located on either end of the county. view full story»

Videos

Hunger Awareness Day kicks off in downtown SLO: view video»

Foodie Friday with the San Luis Obispo Food Bank: view video»

Hunger Awareness Day to raise funds for SLO Food Bank: view video»

SLO Food Bank's Children's Farmers Market: view video»

Press Releases

Food Bank Coalition of San Luis Obispo County Purchases Land for New Facility in SLO June 1, 2015

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Free Summer Meals for Children and Teens May 14, 2015

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Media Kit

Q & A Fact Sheet: PDF

Food Bank 2015 Fact Sheet: PDF

Brochure: PDF

Our mission is to work with a network of community partners to alleviate hunger in San Luis Obispo County and build a healthier community.