Category: Stories

A Life Filled With Love, Animals And Unforeseen Circumstances

Food insecurity can hit people from all different walks of life. It often only takes one unforeseen incident to throw our well established rhythm off its course and into a downward spiral. That’s when the support from family and friends but also from the community a person lives in can make all the difference. Our… Read more »

Unsung Hero Highlight: Ruby Red

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 for themselves but for someone else. Some… Read more »

Santa Claus at St. Joseph’s Church in Nipomo

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 Church, you might run into a doppelgänger… 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 »

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 »

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 »