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Does a $100,000 survey really payoff?

You may have seen on the front page of The Tribune last week a story about the Hunger Free Communities Grant the Food Bank Coalition received from the USDA.  The grant was $99, 561.  That’s a lot of money for a survey.  I knew when I read the article that people would have the same… Read more »

It’s Time to Eat Real, America!

Celebrate Food Day on Monday, October 24th! We can do a lot as donors to help those in need, but sometimes we can do even more as voters! There are proposals leading up to the election year and the renewal of the Farm Bill, some want to cut USDA Commodities to Food Banks by as much… Read more »

Welcome to GleanSLO

Have you ever noticed the abundance of fruit falling to the ground from the trees in your neighborhood?  Or the rows and rows of excess produce lining the fields of our county then being tilled under with ripe vegetables still on the ground?  Seeing this waste and knowing that 40,000 people in San Luis Obispo… Read more »

The Value of Interns

The Food Bank takes great pride in the fact that we have less than a 5 percent overhead. We could not do this without our extensive volunteer core of 400 to 500 hundred putting in thousands of hours each month.  This past summer we had the opportunity to host a different type of volunteer, an… Read more »

Why does a Food Bank have a Food Stamp Outreach Program?

Some years ago the Food Bank took on Food Stamp Outreach (now called CalFresh). This choice was controversial because many asked why a Food Bank should use its resources to help eligible individuals get food stamps.  Over the years we have helped hundreds of families take the steps to overcome the many obstacles they face… Read more »

Feed the Children of our Future

Good nutrition is essential for effective learning every day, all year long. Just as learning doesn’t end when school lets out, neither does the need for proper nutrition. Children who aren’t hungry learn better, act better and feel better. The Summer Feeding Service Program (SFSP) helps children get the nutrition they need to learn, play… Read more »

President’s Letter

Dear Neighbor, One of the Food Bank’s neighborhood distribution centers opened earlier this year at the Mission View Senior Residence in San Luis Obispo. As the current chairperson for the Food Bank, I wanted to stop by and congratulate them. This was very emotional and challenging for me since a few months earlier my Dad… Read more »