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SLO Food Bank

Coalition of San Luis Obispo County

Healthy Food for Local Families

In an effort to educate recipients on the importance of balanced nutrition, and the impact of developing healthy eating habits at a young age, the Food Bank Coalition is working in partnership with the Network for Healthy California, SLO County Department of Education, SLO County Department of Social Services, local school administrators, staff and family volunteers. We strive to make sure that children don't lose focus on their school work, get frustrated, and skip homework once or repeatedly because they are hungry. A well-fed family is a happier, "healthier" family.  Thanks to generous support by the Walmart Foundation and the Webster Family Foundation this program was able to expand county-wide feeding over 20,000 individuals. 

2010 - 2011 Statistics

What you receive?

Generally, we provide the following types of food:

  • Breads, cereals, canned goods, snack foods, fresh fruits and vegetables
  • Each household will receive a bag of shelf stable food items, as well as a bag of healthy produce

How do I qualify?

1. Must attend the distribution held within your local community
2. Must self-certify that you meet the income guidelines

What do you need to provide?

No income documentation is required, but recipients are asked to bring proof of address in the form of a driver’s license, bill or other piece of mail.

Distribution Locations & Times

Atascadero

Atascadero Jr. High – 5601 West Mall St.
4th Wednesday/ Month
3:00 PM to 4:30 PM

Santa Rosa Elementary – 8655 Santa Rosa Rd.
2nd Wednesday/ Month
3:00 PM to 4:00 PM

California Valley

Carissa Plains Elementary – 9640 Carissa Plains
3rd Friday/ Month
12:30 PM to 2:00 PM

Cambria 

School District Office – 1350 Main St. 
4th Wednesday/ Month
3:00 PM to 4:30 PM
*Beginning in March, this distribution will take place on the 3rd Thursday/Month.

Los Osos

Baywood Elementary –1330 9th St.
2nd Tuesday/ Month
2:30 PM to 3:30 PM

Morro Bay

Del Mar Elementary – 501 Sequoia St.
1st Friday/ Month
2:30 PM to 3:30 PM

Nipomo

Nipomo Elementary – 190 E. Price Street
2nd Tuesday/Month
4:00 PM to 6:00 PM

Dana Elementary – 920 W. Tefft Street
4th Tuesday/Month
4:00 PM to 6:00 PM

Oceano

Oceano Family Resource Center – 1511 19th St.
3rd Friday/ Month
2:30 PM to 4:00 PM

Paso Robles

Family Resource Center – 1802 Chestnut St.
2nd Thursday/ Month
2:30 PM to 4:00 PM

Virginia Peterson Elementary – 2501 Beechwood Dr.
3rd Thursday/ Month
2:30 PM to 4:00 PM

Santa Margarita

Santa Margarita Elementary - 22070 H St,
1st Wednesday/ Month
4:30 PM to 6:00 PM

San Miguel

Lillian Larsen – 1601 L St.
2nd Wednesday/ Month
4:30 PM to 6:30 PM

San Luis Obispo

CL Smith Elementary – 1375 Balboa St.
2nd Thursday/ Month
2:30 PM to 3:15 PM

Laguna Middle School – 11050 Los Osos Valley Rd.
4th Thursday/ Month
3:00 PM to 4:00 PM

Shandon

Shandon High School – 151 S 1st St
1st Thursday/ Month
4:30 PM to 6:00 PM