No-Cook Bags for those facing homelessness

“No-Cook Bags,” are designed for a diverse homeless population that does not have access to a kitchen and so cannot benefit from typical Food Bank distribution items. Bags contain food that does not require refrigeration or heating. They contain nutrient dense, high protein, ready-to-eat food in smaller quantities so that people can easily store and carry the food. Groceries typically include:

This program was made possible thanks to a grant from the Community Foundation of SLO County, addressing the need for homeless services in the south county. By working with the 5Cities Homeless Coalition and their partners, individuals living in homelessness in south San Luis Obispo County are connected with services and in addition, given “No-Cook bags.”

For more information, please contact Heather Donovan at 805-835-5787 or


Volunteer groups are needed in the warehouse to help pack No-Cook Bags. To learn more about volunteer opportunities with our No-Cook Bags program, please contact our Volunteer Coordinator:

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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.