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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 »

Volunteer Spotlight: Mikaela Curtis

We interviewed Mikaela to learn more about her experience in helping the SLO Food Bank. Name: Mikaela Curtis Program: Nutrition Education & Special Events Number of Volunteer Hours: 40+ Please share your name, and a bit about yourself and your background. My name is Mikaela Curtis and I am a 4th year nutrition student at Cal… Read more »

Dealing With The Drought

The drought in California increasingly appears to be an introduction to a new way of life. Personally, I’ve shifted from hope and trust for lots of rain this winter (with rumors of El Niño on its way), to the numbing realization that this is likely to be the foretaste of much worse to come. While… Read more »

What Comes To Mind When You Think Of The Month Of May?

What comes to mind when you think of the month of May? Is it the image of children dancing around the Maypole and flowers everywhere such as the one you see here? Is it Cinco de Mayo? Mother’s Day? Memorial Day? Indy 500? Or how about the phrase Mayday! Mayday! (If I wrote it three… Read more »