Harvest Bag

The Harvest Bag program was started in 1979 by a dedicated group of women in South San Luis Obispo County. In the early years, these tireless residents gathered leftover produce from local farmers, even harvesting the food themselves when needed. This program has grown to various sites throughout the county and is a way of connecting community members in need of food to food rescued locally from grocery stores.


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


No income documentation is required. Recipients are asked to self certify that they meet the posted income guidelines by the USDA and sign their name, address, and the total number of people in their household on our sign-in sheet. This is kept confidential and used for the sole purpose of reporting total number of recipients served.

Locations & Times

Please visit our Get Help page to search for a distribution near you.

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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.