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GleanSLO Co-Founder Carolyn Eicher on Food Rescue: Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow

Carolyn Eicher is the heart, soul and co-founding innovator of a community movement that led to the creation of GleanSLO. She would be the first to describe it as a team effort that took advantage of dozens of creative women and men who wanted to rise to the challenge of rescuing food in a community… Read more »

Nutrition Education Classes for Older Adults

The Food Bank Coalition offers community cooking and food literacy classes at Ocean View Manor Apartments for older adults since the addition of a Senior Farmers Market program in 2017. The goals for the classes are to teach basic cooking skills and educate around various health topics relevant to the participants. Live, interactive food demonstrations… Read more »

Limited Kitchen Recipes on a Budget

Navigating cooking at home with healthful recipes and ingredients can feel like an impossible challenge when it comes to limited kitchen space or time. Whether you’re a busy student or parent or have a lot of mouths to feed on a limited budget and lack of time, I get how frustrating it can be to… Read more »

Opportunities For Those Without Shelter Increase With Delivery Of No-Cook Bags

Food is and always has been the great connector. It is that which when placed between us brings us closer together and fosters community. But up until a few years ago, the Food Bank Coalition’s distributions of fresh produce and shelf-stable product prevented those without access to a kitchen or shelter from having a way… Read more »

No-Cook Bags – Connecting People Without Shelter to Life Changing Resources

Executive Director Janna Nichols of the 5 Cities Homeless Coalition is one of the visionaries of the No-Cook Bags that we are able to offer to agencies who serve those without shelter. Janna works every day with clients who are disadvantaged and sees how No-Cook Bags have become one of the most innovative and effective… Read more »

8 Ways To Prevent Heart Disease

There is a lot one can do to lower your risk of heart disease. There are many factors that contribute to getting heart disease – some we can control and some we can’t. Learning about the factors that can reduce the risk and taking action will not only improve your health but will also make… Read more »

Farewell Haley Trengove

We are saying goodbye to our Community Outreach & Volunteer Coordinator, to most of you known as Haley Trengove. Haley will be pursuing a new opportunity within the area. We will miss her dearly, but we wish her lots of luck on her new adventure! Read her little interview to find out what she has… Read more »

Nipomo Elementary Food Distribution

The food distribution at Nipomo Elementary is one of our most attended sites. Every second Tuesday of the month, from 4:00 to 6:00pm, a group of dedicated volunteers work to feed SLO County’s food insecure. Marla Eaton, Mary Anne Morgan, Janice Chagoya, and Rosemary Cleaves manage the distribution, and coordinate the approximately 50 volunteers that… Read more »

In Memory of Will Moreland

It is with heavy hearts that we share that our own Will Moreland passed away on December 30. Will was the longest serving member on staff and served as USDA Warehouse Clerk. But he added so much to the Food Bank than the performance of his job duties. He was just as renowned for being… Read more »

2018 Year in Review

Here is the year in the life of the Food Bank Coalition in two quick stories. Thanks to all who made it possible by their stewardship of time and talent and to our gracious donors who act in furtherance of our mission. One At a community leadership meeting this Fall, someone asked what would happen… Read more »