Category: Press Releases

SLO Food Bank Celebrates 14 Years of GleanSLO Program with Milestone of 3 Million Pounds of Produce Gleaned

San Luis Obispo County, CA – February 2024 – GleanSLO, a food rescue program of the SLO Food Bank, commemorates its 14th anniversary this February with a remarkable achievement: gleaning… Read more »

SLO Food Bank Welcomes Molly Kern as Incoming Chief Executive Officer

Headshot of white woman with brown hair: Molly Kern.

The SLO Food Bank is proud to announce their selection of Molly Kern as the organization’s new Chief Executive Officer (CEO) upon the departure of current CEO Garret Olson at… Read more »

SLO Food Bank Receives Generous California Mid-State Fair Protein Donations

Generous Mid-State Fair Protein Donation | People stand in front of their plaque recognition at the SLO Food Bank for their generous donation resulting in the procurement of critical protein.

Paso Robles, CA – The SLO Food Bank is elated to share the success of its community-driven initiative during the California Mid-State Fair Livestock Auction, which resulted in an extraordinary… Read more »

SLO Food Bank Distributes 6,500+ Summer Breakfast Bags to Children in Need

Summer 2023 — Starting in June, the SLO Food Bank is distributing over 6,500 Summer Breakfast Bags of nutritious shelf-stable breakfast meals and healthy snacks to children and families in… Read more »

Megan’s Organic Market presents Good Fruit Benefit Concert: A Night of Music Supporting SLO Food Bank 

San Luis Obispo, CA – Megan’s Organic Market is proud to present the Good Fruit Hunger Awareness Day Benefit Concert, a night of amazing music, on June 2nd from 7 – 11 p.m. at… Read more »

Help Alleviate Hunger for Hunger Awareness Day San Luis Obispo

San Luis Obispo County, CA – The SLO Food Bank is excited to announce its largest annual community event and fundraiser, Hunger Awareness Day, will take place on June 2, 2023. Established in 2007, this… Read more »

SLO Food Bank Supports CalFresh Awareness Month to Alleviate Hunger in SLO County

San Luis Obispo County, CA – CalFresh Awareness Month is just around the corner, and the SLO Food Bank is gearing up for a month-long campaign throughout May to raise… Read more »

SLO Food Bank Welcomes Molly Kern as New Chief Operating Officer 

Molly Kern - A woman with brown hair and a green polo stands in front of tree foliage.

The SLO Food Bank is proud to announce that Molly Kern has assumed a new role as the organization’s new Chief Operating Officer (COO). The addition of the COO position… Read more »

Disaster CalFresh

San Luis Obispo, CA – February 7, 2023 – In response to our recent severe winter storms, the U.S. Department of Agriculture Food and Nutrition Service has approved the California… Read more »

SB 641 signed by Governor Newsom expands access to CalFresh benefits to California’s College Students

CalFresh for College Students

San Luis Obispo, CA – 14 October, 2022 – The SLO Food Bank and its hunger relief network celebrate the signing of a new State law designed to provide hunger… Read more »