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Wacker Wealth Partners Believes In Community Involvement

Recently, I met with Ryan Caldwell, CEO of Wacker Wealth Partners, at his new office space on Broad Street in San Luis Obispo.  Ryan and I chatted about Wacker Wealth’s recent move and the fact that we are now neighbors.  Wacker Wealth Partners is in a beautiful building just down the street from us near… Read more »

Volunteer Spotlight: Jennifer Bravo and Rosario Cano

As we enter into the holiday season, we want to thank all of our community partners, volunteers and service providers who help us alleviate hunger in San Luis Obispo County. We are working on ways to show our volunteers just how much we appreciate their hard work. This month we would like to highlight one… Read more »

Our Contribution To Reducing Food Waste

Staying sustainable is a top priority here at the SLO Food Bank. We want to provide food to those in need while being aware of our impact on the environment. By taking steps to minimize that impact, we can collectively help our planet. How Does Food Waste Impact The Environment? What is the first thing… Read more »

How Food Brings Us Together

I recently celebrated my fourth year as Nutrition Program Manager at the Food Bank Coalition. When I was first offered my current position in September 2014, I jumped at the chance to not only get paid to do what I love, but also relocate from North Carolina to an area that would bring me personal… Read more »

A Day in the Life of a Dietetic Intern from Cal Poly State University

Hello, world! I’m Joyce, a University of Vermont alum and current dietetic intern at Cal Poly SLO. A dietetic internship is a required step in the process of becoming a registered dietitian. It’s comprised of over 1200 hours of supervised practice at various rotation sites. I spend Mondays in class with the other interns; the… Read more »

The Life of a Dietetic Intern from the Atascadero State Hospital

I remember being filled with both excitement and nervousness as I made my way to the SLO Food Bank Coalition. On the drive there, I recall thinking to myself, “This is it, I finally made it!” This was my final community rotation of the 10-month long, Department of State Hospitals – Atascadero Dietetic Internship. A… Read more »

Public Senior Farmers Market

Most of our Senior Farmers Markets are located inside housing complexes or senior centers which makes them accessible to residents only. Every second and fourth Tuesday, however, we hold a Senior Farmers Market in Paso Robles that is open to the public. Despite its name, people of all ages are welcome to receive food. More… Read more »

2019 Summer Breakfast Program

A few months ago, we reported on handing out breakfast bags during the summer months to children from low-income areas across SLO County. The distribution of these bags belongs to our summer programs and is meant to fill the hunger gap when school meals are not available. This program was made possible by the Albertsons… Read more »

Raisin Bagels and Canned Chicken

In early August, we met Ron accompanied by his daughter Angel at one of our food distributions in Paso Robles. Ron had been out of work recently and was looking for another job as a truck driver. Even though Ron’s wife was working as a bookkeeper, the family experienced financial difficulties while having only one… Read more »

A Lot in Morro Bay for $125

When we met Bill Huntington, known as Boomer among family and friends, a few weeks ago at one of our food distributions in Morro Bay, he told us that he has been volunteering since the early beginning of the Food Bank back in 1989. Intrigued about that, we wanted to hear more about his experience…. Read more »