Category: Stories

Unsung Hero Highlight: Ruby Red

By Luise Gleason, Marketing & Communications Coordinator Whenever we tell stories about the impact of our work here at the Food Bank Coalition, we focus on our recipients, volunteers and donors. But there is actually one additional group of people that often goes unnoticed. It’s the silent helpers that come to pick up food, not… Read more »

David Travels Two Hours to Get Food

There is a wide range of circumstances that cause people to turn to the safety net of the Food Bank Coalition to keep them from facing hunger. David has struggled financially for several years now and regularly attends a public food distribution at Oak Park in Paso Robles. He knows firsthand all about making tough… Read more »

Santa Claus at St. Joseph’s Church in Nipomo

By Luise Gleason, Marketing & Communications Coordinator Four times a month, residents in and around Nipomo have a chance to receive food from one of our distribution sites at St. Joseph’s Church, Nipomo Elementary, the Senior Center and Dana Elementary. If you attend the distribution on the first Tuesday of the month at St. Joseph’s… Read more »

Raisin Bagels and Canned Chicken

By Luise Gleason, Marketing & Communications Coordinator 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… Read more »

A Lot in Morro Bay for $125

By Luise Gleason, Marketing & Communications Coordinator 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… Read more »

2 Hours by Bus to Food Distribution

By Luise Gleason, Marketing & Communications Coordinator 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… Read more »

Meet Joe from Paso Robles

By Luise Gleason, Marketing & Communications Coordinator 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… Read more »