Author: Savannah Evans

SLO Food Bank Supports CalFresh Awareness Month to Alleviate Hunger in SLO County

San Luis Obispo County, CA – CalFresh Awareness Month is just around the corner, and the SLO Food Bank is gearing up for a month-long campaign throughout May to raise… Read more »

SLO Food Bank Welcomes Molly Kern as New Chief Operating Officer 

Molly Kern - A woman with brown hair and a green polo stands in front of tree foliage.

The SLO Food Bank is proud to announce that Molly Kern has assumed a new role as the organization’s new Chief Operating Officer (COO). The addition of the COO position… Read more »

Earth Day: Examining the Environmental Impact of Food

Earth Day: Examining the Environmental Impact of Food Only when we recognize our impact on global environmental systems can we take informed steps toward a better, brighter, and more bountiful future for all. Pictured: A woman carrying a bag of food toward a trash receptacle filled with food.

April 22nd is Earth Day, an awareness event emphasizing the need for environmental protection. As humans, we have a complicated relationship with our environment, one that is essential for us… Read more »

The Importance of School Meals for Children

A group of children stand around a table at school lunch making silly faces | School Meals for Children

The lunchroom is a familiar fixture in any school. It’s a place for hanging out with friends, taking a welcome break from classes, or even finishing up some last-minute homework…. Read more »

The Tax Benefits of Donating to Charity

Charitable contributions are so important for helping nonprofits impact their communities and accomplish incredible good in multiple areas of need. But did you know that your donations can also benefit… Read more »

SB 641 signed by Governor Newsom expands access to CalFresh benefits to California’s College Students

CalFresh for College Students

San Luis Obispo, CA – 14 October, 2022 – The SLO Food Bank and its hunger relief network celebrate the signing of a new State law designed to provide hunger… Read more »

What Is Food Rescue?

If you’ve worked in a restaurant, browsed piles of produce at a grocery store, or driven behind trucks loaded with onions or potatoes and idly wondered how much of that… Read more »

The Impact of Food Banks in the Community

Image: Food banks spreading love in local areas, providing essential support to those in need.

“Food brings people together on many levels,” says chef Giada De Laurentiis. “It’s nourishment of the soul and body; it’s truly love.” We see this love not only in the… Read more »

SLO Food Bank Unveiled New GleanSLO Logo at Glean Event

On Tuesday, August 2, 2022, at 10:15 am, SLO Food Bank staff and gleaning volunteers came together to celebrate the rollout of the refreshed GleanSLO logo at FirstFruits Farm in… Read more »

The Benefits of Eating Fruits and Vegetables

Fruit and Veggie Border Around "The Benefits of Eating Fruit and Vegetables"

The importance of fruits and vegetables is no secret, but there may be more advantages to a fruit-and-veggie-filled diet than you realize! Here’s a closer look at the many benefits… Read more »