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The Hunger Games

The blockbuster hit The Hunger Games was the third largest grossing movie released in history and even has meaning here in San Luis Obispo County. Did you know that the movie is sponsoring hunger relief throughout the country and even worldwide? 25% of each donation will benefit Feeding America supporting hunger locally, while 75% will go to World Food… Read more »

Hunger Hurts Everyone

Hunger Hurts Everyone is a social media awareness campaign featuring a series of videos of clients, employees and volunteers involved with the Food Bank Coalition. “We hope the community will take away from the videos the fact that hunger does hurt everyone,” said Megan Chicoine, Volunteer Coordinator for the Food Bank Coalition. The videos were created… Read more »

Imagine!

Have you ever imagined how much better the future will be because of the good you do?  Imagine the difference a healthy meal makes in a day, compared to no meal at all.  Imagine how providing 3,850,000 healthy meals a year affects the future.  That’s what we and our agency partners provide to people struggling… Read more »

Collaboration with Public Health

Compared to large metropolitan areas, our Food Bank is considered small do to the size of our county. This results in many staff members wearing multiple hats, not allowing us to have paid staff in some of the positions that would provide professional expertise in areas of great need.  For example, we don’t have a nutritionist on staff to lead our nutrition outreach…. Read more »

What Can You Do For Others?

Over 150 volunteers throughout the county gathered together to serve for the 2012 Martin Luther King Jr. National Day of Service. On Saturday, January 14th & Monday, January 16th volunteers distributed and collected bags of non-perishable food items. Together the volunteers collected 14,373 lbs. of food for those in need in SLO County. This year… Read more »

Celebrating Dr. Kings dream by serving those in our community!

Fourth Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service Food Drive  AmeriCorps, Cal Poly Student Life and Leadership, and the Food Bank Coalition of San Luis Obispo County are teaming up to honor the Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service in 2012. Volunteers throughout the county will go door-to-door delivering 10,000 bags asking for… Read more »

How does social media help the Food Bank?

Recipe, a local food and beverage marketing company, is holding a Facebook promotion to raise money for the Food Bank Coalition of San Luis Obispo County.  They plan to donate one dollar for every Facebook Like they receive during the holiday season. “We wanted to support the local food bank and all the work they… Read more »

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 »