Author: Andrea Keisler

Celebrating 30 Years of Our County’s Response to Hunger Relief

When the Food Bank Coalition of San Luis Obispo County opened on Valentine’s Day in 1989, it consisted of a 4,000 square foot warehouse space in Paso Robles with a Knudsen ice cream truck in back acting as its only cold storage and a second truck to use for deliveries. By the end of that… Read more »

Summer Hunger in San Luis Obispo County

In San Luis Obispo County 43% or 14,600 K-12 children, are eligible for free or reduced priced meals during the school year. Eligibility is determined by household size and income. In the 2018-19 school year children in a household of four can receive free meals at school if the household’s annual income is less than… Read more »

2019 Summer Breakfast Program

A few months ago, we reported on handing out breakfast bags during the summer months to children from low-income areas across SLO County. The distribution of these bags belongs to our summer programs and is meant to fill the hunger gap when school meals are not available. This program was made possible by the Albertsons… Read more »

Summer Breakfast Bags for Children

Summer vacation is no fun when you are hungry! Fortunately, we have enjoyed broad success this summer in closing the hunger gap for children. We were able to combine community donations with a Hunger Is grant from the Albertson’s Foundation to secure our Summer Breakfast Bags. Each of these bags are packed with 3 weeks’… Read more »