Corporate Giving

Make a Statement. Feed the Hungry.

Financial support is critical to the SLO Food Bank’s ability to acquire, transport, store, and distribute millions of pounds of food. By making a substantial financial donation to the SLO Food Bank, you make a strong statement about your organization’s commitment to social responsibility and the Central Coast community.

Please feel free to reach out to Kevin Drabinski, our Chief Executive Officer, at kdrabinski@slofoodbank.org or (805) 235-2851.

Events

Partner with the SLO Food Bank to host high-profile events attended by business leaders, major donors and community leaders. Learn more about sponsorship.

Hunger Awareness Day

“One Day, One Dollar, One Big Challenge to Feed the Hungry.”  This signature event takes place on the first Friday in June. More than 25 donation sites are set up from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. in Cambria, Paso Robles, Templeton, Atascadero, Morro Bay, Cayucos, Los Osos, San Luis Obispo, Grover Beach, Arroyo Grande, Pismo Beach, and Nipomo. New sites are welcomed each year. With live radio and TV coverage, the community support from businesses, clubs, schools, civic groups, families and individuals is tremendous. Our goal is to raise $100,000 … one dollar at a time.

Hope For The Holidays

“Help feed a family this Holiday Season.” Hope for the Holidays is a food and fundraising drive that starts Nov. 1, 2019 and runs through Dec. 14, 2019. The SLO Food Bank and volunteers run the food and fundraising drive at one designated grocery store in each city throughout the county. These drives take place all day on Saturdays. Volunteers come from civic and service clubs, sports teams, faith groups, youth clubs, businesses, families and individuals. Third-party food drives are held at offices, parties, schools, faith communities, neighborhoods, stores and elsewhere.  Sponsorship logos will be on all barrels, flyers and posters.

Turkey Drive

We partner with KCOY and newscaster Dave Alley for the annual Turkey Drive. Donors drop off frozen turkeys and monetary donations at three different locations in SLO County: The SLO Food Bank, California Fresh in Pismo Beach and Vons in San Luis Obispo as well as Atascadero. Drop-off sites are open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Nov. 21, 2019. We will also accept nutritious, non-perishable food items. Dave Alley will be doing live feeds between 5 p.m. and 7 p.m. and sponsorship check presentations will happen on air during that time. Dimes Media will have broadcasts about our progress throughout the day. Our refrigerated trucks will be on site to collect all of the donated turkeys.

Turkey Trot

The Turkey Trot takes place on Thanksgiving Day morning. The Trot is a 2-mile walk or a 5-mile run along the Bob Jones Trail, rain or shine!  This event is covered by KSBY and is well attended. It is a free event with a suggested $20 donation and a sock/T-shirt giveaway. All benefits will go to feed the hungry in San Luis Obispo County during the holiday season. This is a truly family-friendly event that inspires people to be thankful for the meal they will be enjoying later in the day and to help those who are not as fortunate.

Matching Gifts

​Many employers sponsor matching gift programs and will match any charitable contributions or volunteer hours made by their employees. To find out if your company has a matching gift policy, please ask your Human Resources Department.

If your company is eligible, request a matching gift form from your employer, and send it completed and signed with your gift. We will do the rest. The impact of your gift to SLO Food Bank may be doubled or possibly tripled! Some companies match gifts made by retirees and/or spouses.

Payroll Deduction

Payroll deductions are one of the easiest ways to support the SLO Food Bank. Simply ask your Human Resources Department to automatically deduct your donation from your paycheck. Gifts can be either one-time or recurring.

Payroll deductions are a convenient, affordable and tax-deductible way to support our community. Just $2 every other week for a year will provide more than 120 meals, while $5 will provide more than 300 meals.  Employee giving provides year-round support, which is critical to sustaining our efforts when donations may be down but need remains high. The more you can give, the more food we are able provide to families throughout San Luis Obispo County.

Cause Marketing

Create a Cause Marketing campaign through which your customers can support a cause they love! These campaigns generate awareness and funds for our mission to alleviate hunger in San Luis Obispo County and build a healthier community. Participating in these events also has the potential to increase sales for your company. These days, consumers expect businesses to conduct corporate giving activities, and they seek to make contributions that will positively impact their communities. A campaign with the SLO Food Bank can increase your profitability while making a positive impact in our community.

The SLO Food Bank has a strong and recognizable brand that’s specific to the Central Coast. A company can execute a marketing campaign at the grassroots level, directly connecting with customers and potential customers in our community. Potential donations include proceeds from product sales, point-of-sale promotional activities, or other ways to get involved in our mission to end hunger in San Luis Obispo County.

Truck Fuel Sponsorship

Our fleet of trucks travel hundreds of thousands of miles a year on local highways and busy streets. Help fuel our mission – and your brand – with a fuel sponsorship.

Our fleet of eight trucks trucks get in a lot of mileage, making daily routes to every corner of our county. Help keep them running and earn millions of impressions as a truck sponsor. Your logo will be prominently displayed on the sides of the truck you sponsor, giving you recognition from Nipomo to Paso Robles or Shandon to Cayucos.