Author: Savannah Evans

What You Can Buy With Your CalFresh Benefits

The words "What You Can Buy with CalFresh Benefits" surrounded by watercolor renditions of food

CalFresh, California’s Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), provides eligible individuals and families with financial assistance to purchase food. With the recent updates and expansions to the program, there are now… Read more »

How Supporting Food Banks Improves the Community

September is Hunger Action Month, a nationwide campaign initiated by Feeding America and its network of food banks. This month-long occasion is designed to mobilize the public to take action… Read more »

World Senior Citizen’s Day: The Importance of Senior Nutrition

The Importance of Senior Nutrition: World Senior Citizen's Day

World Senior Citizen’s Day is celebrated every year on August 21st to honor and show appreciation for older adults around the world. It’s an opportunity to highlight the valuable role… Read more »

SLO Food Bank Receives Generous California Mid-State Fair Protein Donations

Generous Mid-State Fair Protein Donation | People stand in front of their plaque recognition at the SLO Food Bank for their generous donation resulting in the procurement of critical protein.

Paso Robles, CA – The SLO Food Bank is elated to share the success of its community-driven initiative during the California Mid-State Fair Livestock Auction, which resulted in an extraordinary… Read more »

SLO Food Bank Distributes 6,500+ Summer Breakfast Bags to Children in Need

Summer 2023 — Starting in June, the SLO Food Bank is distributing over 6,500 Summer Breakfast Bags of nutritious shelf-stable breakfast meals and healthy snacks to children and families in… Read more »

Food as Culture: Cuisine, Food Customs, and Cultural Identity

Food as Culture | SLO Food Bank

Food is an essential part of every culture. It’s more than just a means of sustenance, but a way of expressing oneself, connecting with others, and passing on rich cultural… Read more »

Food Science Experiments for Kids

Image with Text: Fun and Learning in the Kitchen: Food Science Experiments for Kids Image: Graphic of kids doing food scrap experiments in the kitchen.

The kitchen holds a special place in the home and the heart. It’s where meals and memories are made, where families bond over food, and where lessons are passed down… Read more »

Megan’s Organic Market presents Good Fruit Benefit Concert: A Night of Music Supporting SLO Food Bank 

San Luis Obispo, CA – Megan’s Organic Market is proud to present the Good Fruit Hunger Awareness Day Benefit Concert, a night of amazing music, on June 2nd from 7 – 11 p.m. at… Read more »

Help Alleviate Hunger for Hunger Awareness Day San Luis Obispo

San Luis Obispo County, CA – The SLO Food Bank is excited to announce its largest annual community event and fundraiser, Hunger Awareness Day, will take place on June 2, 2023. Established in 2007, this… Read more »

Debunking CalFresh Myths for CalFresh Awareness Month

Each year, the month of May is designated as CalFresh Awareness Month to raise awareness about California’s Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) and its vital benefits. This year, let’s take… Read more »