Agency Partners

The Food Bank Coalition is the only countywide source of nutritious food for people in need, providing services that span from San Miguel to Nipomo. Working hand in hand with volunteers, donors, corporate sponsors, and non-profit agency partners, it is our goal to see that no one in San Luis Obispo County goes hungry.

As a part of Feeding America, the largest non-governmental domestic hunger relief organization in the nation, we work with over 115 non-profit agencies throughout the county that distribute food to people in need as a part of their scope of services. These agencies include but are not limited to after school programs, church pantries, and senior centers. The Food Bank and our agency partners follow the guidelines established by Feeding America and are subject to regular compliance monitoring.

How to Source Food

How to place a food order

How to receive a food order


Mobile Markets

Additional Information

Please contact Suzie Freeman if you have any questions at (805) 835-9924 or

Agency Partner Eligibility


By joining the Food Bank Coalition's network of non-profit agency partners, your food program and ultimately your recipients will benefit by having access to the following:

Ongoing Requirements

  1. Quarterly Report
    For auditing purposes, we need to track all food that goes through our doors. Agency Partners must therefore submit a report at the end of every quarter reflecting the number of households served, the total number of individuals served, and the ages of those individuals. For this reason, it is important your agency has a system in place to track this information. Quarterly reports are due no later than January 15th, April 15th, July 15th, and October 15th.
  2. ServSafe Online Training
    Agency Partners are required to have at least one staff member or volunteer leader who has completed the ServeSafe food handler training. This training is available online, takes about 3 hours to complete, costs $15, and is valid for 3 years.
  3. Site Visits
    An authorized Food Bank staff will conduct a site visit once a year to monitor safety and procedural changes. This opportunity allows us to find out what good things your agency is doing and ways that we can better partner together.

Getting Started

Please follow the steps outlined below to start the process of becoming an Agency Partner

  1. Submit a completed and signed copy of our Application for Partnership
  2. Submit letter from IRS confirmng your agency is classified as a 501(c)(3) non-profit
  3. Take the ServSafe food handler online training, then print and submit certificate of completion
  4. Schedule an initial site visit with Suzie Freeman

Submitting Paperwork

All initial and ongoing paperwork should be submitted through one of the following methods:

Becoming a SLO Food Bank Partner Forms

  1. How to Become a SLO Food Bank Partner
  2. Application for Partnership
  3. Partner Policy and Procedure Handbook
  4. ServSafe Food Handler Online Training
  5. Submit the following completed documents:
  6. Schedule Pre-Operational Site Visit

Ongoing Requirements


Stay Connected

Join our agency partner newsletter to get ongoing resources and announcements about joint fundraising events!

Retail Agency Infrastructure Grant

Feeding America and the Walmart are partnering with the Food Bank Coalition in an efforts to expand agency capacity and ensure that every resident in SLO County has enough food to eat.

Thank you:

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

501c3 Non-Profit Tax ID # 77-02-107-27