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Santa Claus at St. Joseph’s Church in Nipomo

Four times a month, residents in and around Nipomo have a chance to receive food from one of our distribution sites at St. Joseph’s Church, Nipomo Elementary, the Senior Center and Dana Elementary. If you attend the distribution on the first Tuesday of the month at St. Joseph’s Church, you might run into a doppelgänger… Read more »

Community Dinner Served on Mondays

“We have never missed a night,” proclaims main coordinator Linda Fidell proudly while her team is setting up tables for another community meal on a Monday night. “No matter if it’s Christmas or New Year’s Eve* – we are here and serve dinner to the hungry!” For more than five years, the Morro Bay Lion’s… Read more »

A Day with Atascadero Loaves & Fishes

Atascadero Loaves and Fishes, also known as ALF, is an inspiring example of the powerful impact a highly organized non-profit agency with hard-working volunteers can have in its community – and that for more than 30 years! The most essential part is ALF’s food pantry which holds groceries and other household items that volunteers give… Read more »

From The Food Bank Kitchen: Cranberry Turkey Chili

We got really excited when the County of San Luis Obispo asked us about filming a recipe video for Thanksgiving in our facility! Our decision quickly fell on an easy-to-make, sweet and savory recipe that will come in handy when you’re trying to figure out what to do with your Thanksgiving leftovers. You can use… Read more »

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 »