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SLO Food Bank

Coalition of San Luis Obispo County

Volunteer

Make A Difference In Your Community!!!

We rely on our volunteers to inspect, sort, and package tons of food for distribution every day. Without volunteers, the Food Bank would not be able to provide food for thousands of hungry people every week. Our dedicated volunteers are committed to fighting hunger and ensuring that people in need have access to nutritious food. We hope that you can join us in our efforts. Get together with friends, your church or co-workers and spend a day with us!

To learn more about becoming a Food Bank volunteer, contact:

Aracely Aceves Lozano
Community Outreach Manager
Office: (805) 238-4664
Cell: (805) 835-9924
aalozano@slofoodbank.org

Volunteer Requirements:

  1. Complete a volunteer application and a liability release prior to participating in programs at the Food Bank.
  2. Minors must have the release signed by a parent or legal guardian.
  3. Minimum age for volunteering in the warehouse is 16 years old. 
  4. All ages can volunteer at our events and food drives. 
  5. Must wear closed toe shoes.

Volunteers are needed in the following areas:

Food Sorting:
When product is donated to the Food Bank, it often needs to be sorted, cleaned and repackaged. Volunteers are needed to assist with this process everyday.

Bagged Distributions:
We pre-pack many of our distribution sites at our North County Warehouse. Call us at (805) 238-4664 for more information.

Food Drives:
The Food Bank organizes two main food drives throughout the year. Volunteers are needed to man food drive barrels stationed at local grocery stores (2-hour shifts), hand out Food Bank-provided “Items Needed Lists” and encourage shoppers to donate non-perishable food items.

  • Hope for the Holidays (November/ December)
  • Spring Food Drive (May)

Distribution Sites:
Directly serve the needy in your community by volunteering at one of our county-wide distribution sites. If you are interested please contact Malinda Diaz at mdiaz@slofoodbank.org. 

GleanSLO
Glean produce from the fields for the Food Bank! For more information email gleanslo@slofoodbank.org or call (805) 835-3750. 

Special Events:
Check out our Event's Calendar to see what you would like to help out with!
 

Warehouse Locations & Hours: 

North County Warehouse
2212 Golden Hill Road, Paso Robles
(805) 238-4664

Click here for a map

Hours:
Monday – Friday (8 AM – 3 PM)

South County Warehouse
1820 Railroad Road, Oceano 
(805) 481-4652

Click here for a map

Hours:
Monday, Tuesday, Thurday, Friday (8 AM – 3 PM)
Wednesday (7AM --2PM)