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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 »

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 »