Category: Community

A Community Takes Care of Its Own at Judson Terrace Homes

Once a month, the residents at Judson Terrace Homes, a living complex for low-income seniors, get together for our Senior Food Distribution. This event does not only supply them with the food they need but also offers a great way to socialize and talk to each other. Many are thankful for the support they receive… Read more »

The Connection between Summer Hunger and Health

When I think back to the summers of my childhood, I fondly remember days spent outside playing with my friends. I remember going to the pool, summer camp, and the excitement I felt when I heard the sound of the ice cream truck. I also remember returning home for lunch and dinner to a home-cooked… Read more »

Extending Hospitality and Feeding Neighbors

Hunger relief is an ancient feature of humans helping out their neighbor. If it’s not the oldest game in town it’s close to it. All the early texts of wisdom literature recorded ideas about how to treat those who were the most vulnerable in society. Special care was suggested for older citizens, babies and the… Read more »

Hunger Relief From a Place of Hope

There’s nothing subtle about being hungry. The need for food is part of the human condition. Everyone knows how it feels when you don’t eat for 10 or 14 or 20 hours. You may get impatient, anxious, or distressed, or a combination of all these things. And so, 1 in 6 people in our county… Read more »

The Hope That’s Needed to Meet a Real and Dire Need

It’s a challenge at times to find the right words to describe conditions surrounding hunger relief in our county. The other day I reached out for advice to Terry Vail of Atascadero Loaves and Fishes (ALF). He’s a man of few words, a knowing smile, and someone I deeply respect. Terry helps operate an exceptionally… Read more »

16 Reasons Why We Feed SLO County

Because we are a county community who believes that each day everyone should have something healthy to eat. This is why we feed SLO County. Because we respect our elders by making sure seniors have enough food to eat. This is why we feed SLO County. Because we care for our youth by giving kids… 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 »

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 »

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 »

Obesity Kills

Obesity kills, it steals from our quality of life and the quantity of our years. It leads to other serious illnesses – the ones we dread the most: diabetes, heart disease, and cancer. It hits hardest with our children because they are in their formative years, establishing habits and lifestyles that will imprint the rest… Read more »