Category: Volunteering

Preventing Food Waste At Home

By now, most people have heard the staggering statistic that one third of food produced in the United States is wasted1. Food waste can occur at any point in the food production process from harvest to preparation by the consumer. While you may not have much impact on food waste during food production, you have… Read more »

Volunteer Spotlight: Bonnie Allen

On the fourth Thursday of every month, Bonnie Allen picks up food from the Del Mar Elementary food distribution and delivers it to neighbors who are unable to attend. Bonnie is so dedicated to helping others, not even a hip replacement surgery could stop her from picking up food. Nowadays, she stops at the distribution… Read more »

Volunteer Spotlight: Jennifer Bravo and Rosario Cano

As we enter into the holiday season, we want to thank all of our community partners, volunteers and service providers who help us alleviate hunger in San Luis Obispo County. We are working on ways to show our volunteers just how much we appreciate their hard work. This month we would like to highlight one… Read more »

Volunteer Spotlight: Jennifer Knoll

Name: Jennifer Knoll Program: Neighborhood Site Distributions & Special Events Please share your name, and a bit about yourself and your background. My name is Jennifer Knoll. I have been on the Central Coast for 30+ years, a Paso Robles Bearcat Graduate of 1996.  I moved away after high school and returned after a few… Read more »

Volunteer Spotlight: Mikaela Curtis

We interviewed Mikaela to learn more about her experience in helping the SLO Food Bank. Name: Mikaela Curtis Program: Nutrition Education & Special Events Number of Volunteer Hours: 40+ Please share your name, and a bit about yourself and your background. My name is Mikaela Curtis and I am a 4th year nutrition student at Cal… Read more »

Everyday People

Have you ever heard the song, “Everyday People” by Reba McIntyre? The lyrics were written by Carol King. I have it on a CD and listen to it often. While I do, I think of and give thanks for the hundreds of volunteers that make our work possible in SLO Co. This is the chorus:… Read more »

What Can You Do For Others?

Over 150 volunteers throughout the county gathered together to serve for the 2012 Martin Luther King Jr. National Day of Service. On Saturday, January 14th & Monday, January 16th volunteers distributed and collected bags of non-perishable food items. Together the volunteers collected 14,373 lbs. of food for those in need in SLO County. This year… Read more »

Celebrating Dr. Kings dream by serving those in our community!

Fourth Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service Food Drive  AmeriCorps, Cal Poly Student Life and Leadership, and the Food Bank Coalition of San Luis Obispo County are teaming up to honor the Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service in 2012. Volunteers throughout the county will go door-to-door delivering 10,000 bags asking for… Read more »