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SLO Food Bank

Coalition of San Luis Obispo County

Emergency Food Assistance Program (EFAP)

USDA

The Food Bank Coalition administers EFAP, a federally funded program and supplies food once a month to low-income families and individuals of all ages through its USDA Commodities Program. These distributions are held at community centers, churches, senior centers and veteran’s halls throughout the county. Here is a link for EFAP Commodity Fact Sheets and Recipes

What do 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

Grange Hall – 5035 Palma Ave.
1st Wednesday/Month
10:00 AM to 11:30 AM

Casa Grande Apartments – 9300 El Bordo Ave.
3rd Wednesday/Month
4:30 PM to 6:00 PM

California Valley

The Old Gas Station – 12901Soda Lake Rd.
1st Friday/ Month
11:00 AM to 12:00 PM

CA Valley Summer Schedule
Wednesday July 2nd
11:00 - 12:00
*Closed July 4th

Cambria

Santa Rosa Church – 1174 Main St.
1st Thursday/Month
4:00 PM to 5:00 PM

Cayucos

Community Church – 60 3rd St.
3rd Wednesday/ Month
10:30 AM to 11:00 AM

Creston 

Creston Community Church – 6265 Adams St.
4th Thursday/ Month
3:00 PM to 4:00 PM

Los Osos

People Helping People – 2160 Palisades Ave.
3rd Wednesday/Month
10:00 AM to 11:00 AM

Morro Bay

VFW Hall – 209 Surf St.
3rd Wednesday/Month
9:30 AM to 10:30 AM

Nipomo

St. Joseph’s Church – 298 Thompson Ave.
1st Tuesday/Month
9:45 AM to 10:30 AM

Oceano

Arroyo Grande Care Center - 1212 Farroll Ave
4th Thursday/Month
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM

Paso Robles

2nd Baptist Church – 1937 Riverside Ave.
1st Thursday/Month
9:00 AM to 10:00 AM

Food Bank - 2212 Golden Hill Rd.
1st & 3rd Friday/Month
4:00 PM to 5:00 PM

Food Bank Summer Schedule
Thursday July 3rd
4:00 - 5:00
*closed July 4th

Grace Baptist – 535 Creston Rd.
3rd Thursday/Month
9:00 AM to 10:00 AM

Heritage Ranch, Oak Hill Market – 2150 Heritage Loop Rd.
1st Tuesday/Month
3:00 PM to 4:00 PM

Loaves & Fishes – 2650 Spring St.
3rd Thursday/Month
5:30 PM to 7:00 PM

Oak Park Recreation – 3201 Pine St. [Behind Housing Authority]
4th Friday/Month
1:30 PM to 3:00 PM

Villa Paseo Apartments – 2818 Ramada Dr.
1st Tuesday/Month
2:00 PM to 3:00 PM

San Miguel

Community Church – 301 13th St. 
4th Thursday/Month
11:00 AM to 12:00 PM

San Luis Obispo

Mercy Church – 710 Aerovista Place
2nd Tuesday/Month
4:30 PM to 5:30 PM

Salvation Army – 815 Islay St.
1st Tuesday/Month
9:00 AM to 10:00 AM

**Beginning October 2014 this distribution will move to the first Monday of each month from 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM

Senior Center – 1445 Santa Rosa St.
3rd Tuesday/Month
8:30 AM to 10:00 AM

Mission View Health Center – 1425 Woodside Dr.
4th Friday/Month
2:30 PM to 4:30 PM

Templeton

Vintage Community Church – 692 Peterson Ranch Road
4th Friday/Month
3:00 PM to 5:00 PM

Restricted Sites:

Occasionally, safety concerns or logistical circumstances are such that it becomes necessary to set up a closed site meaning that the services are only available to those affiliated with that specific housing group, school and so forth. The following sites have been identified as closed sites.

Paso Robles
Canyon Creek – 400 Oak Hill Rd.
2nd Friday/ Month
11:00 AM to 12:00 PM

Creekside Garden – 401 Oak Hill Rd.
2nd Wednesday/ Month
9:00 AM to 10:00 AM

Los Robles Terrace – 2940 Spring St.
2nd Monday/Month
1:00 PM to 2:00 PM

Templeton 
Templeton Place – 1025 Peterson Ranch Rd.
1st Wednesday/ Month
2:00 PM to 2:30 PM