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People Helping People in Los Osos

Every Wednesday morning the indoor hall at the South Bay Community Center in Los Osos turns into a busy bee hive filled with color, laughter and good vibes. More than 20 volunteers from the non-profit People Helping People are buzzing around eagerly while setting up tables for boxes filled with food items. What looks at… Read more »

From Nipomo to Texas and Beyond

Our distributions stretch as far South as Nipomo where residents have a chance to receive food once every week. Every 3rd Tuesday, our food truck stops at Trader Joes in Arroyo Grande to pick up grocery rescues before heading to the distribution site at the Senior Center. Recipients are usually given a full produce bag… Read more »

2 Hours by Bus to Food Distribution

The reasons that drives individuals to accept our help are as diverse as the food that we grow in California. Sometimes, hardships arise for a small period of time – maybe a few months to half a year, but more than often the financial struggle extends to many years and in worst cases has no… Read more »

No-Cook Bags for Haylie and Lilly

Four times per year at different locations through SLO County, the Mobile Assistance and Services Addressing Homelessness group, also known as MASH, organizes a resource fair where homeless residents of San Luis Obispo County can get help from community members. Attendees are usually offered a hot meal, haircuts, flu shots, eye glasses and many other… Read more »

Meet Joe from Paso Robles

Have you ever wondered what happens to your donations? Or where we bring all those boxes you fill in our warehouse? I’m sure you know that it provides urgently needed help to everyone at risk of food insecurity, but you are probably not aware of how much your support improves the lives of so many people in our community. We… Read more »

Summer Breakfast Bags for Children

Summer vacation is no fun when you are hungry! Fortunately, we have enjoyed broad success this summer in closing the hunger gap for children. We were able to combine community donations with a Hunger Is grant from the Albertson’s Foundation to secure our Summer Breakfast Bags. Each of these bags are packed with 3 weeks’… Read more »

Our Roots in Paso Robles

Every corner of our county has its story to tell, its claim to some extraordinary event or movement. Paso Robles has many highlights from its historic past, but one that it can certainly be proud of is its distinction as our birthplace – The Food Bank Coalition which serves San Luis Obispo County. Inspired in… Read more »

Kevin Drabinski Becomes New CEO

The Board of Directors of the Food Bank Coalition of San Luis Obispo County today announced that they have selected Kevin Drabinski to be their new Chief Executive Officer. In making the announcement, Board Chair Jeff Mercer said, “During a competitive search, Kevin emerged as the candidate we felt was uniquely well qualified to set… Read more »

Farewell Laura Reinacher: Q & A

What was your role at the Food Bank the past two years? I served as an AmeriCorps Fellow with AmeriCorps VIP (Volunteer Infrastructure Program). Through the supervising agency of Cal Poly, I was placed at the SLO County Food Bank, and took on the position of Volunteer Coordinator. Throughout my time, I have recruited and… Read more »

Volunteer Spotlight: Jennifer Knoll

Name: Jennifer Knoll Program: Neighborhood Site Distributions & Special Events Please share your name, and a bit about yourself and your background. My name is Jennifer Knoll. I have been on the Central Coast for 30+ years, a Paso Robles Bearcat Graduate of 1996.  I moved away after high school and returned after a few… Read more »