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Sponsors

Our corporate supporters facilitate our mission to alleviate hunger in San Luis Obispo County. We value their generosity through financial contributions and their year round support of the work we do in the community. We would like to thank and recognize these partnerships below.

Spotlight

Radio has always been a part of my life. My family has been in broadcasting for three generations and owned and operated radio stations for the past 49 years. At an early age I wanted to be part of our family tradition and like many successful privately owned businesses with a family member that wants to become involved I started where every employee new to the business would start, in an entry level position. My first job ensured that we remained on-air Tuesday – Sunday from 1a-9a, lots of coffee kept everything running smoothly, well almost but that’s for another time. Thirty years later I’m proud to own and operate five radio stations here in San Luis Obispo.

As a native Californian I’ve been blessed and I count myself as fortunate to be the next generation in this highly personal and evolving industry. I’m even more fortunate considering four generations ago my family on both sides emigrated to America under very different circumstances. As a young boy my grandfather was orphaned and living on the streets of Providence, RI until he was finally picked up and put into an orphanage. Ultimately as an adult he did well for his family but if not for the support and kindness of others our family’s story could have turned out quite differently.

Understanding my family’s history as an adult I truly value the American dream and how we all can make a difference. As my family has done for generations it is extremely important that we give back and support those who are less fortunate. I’m proud of the United States of America, and my wife became a citizen in 2010, I hope many others will be able to know the same pride and success that we’ve realized in this great country. The work the San Luis Obispo Food Bank does without judgement and empowering families is why Dimes Media proudly supports the work they do to make our community better every day.

Eric Fahnoe, President
Dimes Media Corporation

Events

The Food Bank coordinates several major events throughout the year including, but not limited to, Hunger Awareness Day and Turkey Trot at Avila Beach. We offer several sponsorship opportunities for local businesses to show their support, each with great marketing benefits. To view a full list of our events please visit our event calendar.

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Community

We are fortunate to have the support of many businesses that choose to improve the health of their community by supporting the Food Bank by way of donating money, services, or material. Thank you for collaborating with us in our effort to alleviate hunger in San Luis Obispo County.

Capital Campaign

The goal of the Nourish Our Future Campaign is to raise $2.5 million in one year for the development and complete ownership of a new Food Bank central facility in San Luis Obispo, which will be suited to better meet the needs of the local food insecure population throughout the county. We are grateful for the support from individuals and businesses who have chosen to support this effort. Learn more »

Grants

We are grateful to have been chosen as the recipient of various grants in support of our programming. Thank you for believing in our work.

Helen & Wilton Webster Family Foundation

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