Donate Food

Put Nutritious Food On Our Shelves

When families and organizations contribute fresh and non-perishable food, it puts more variety on our shelves and in our freezers. We distribute large-scale food donations to our network of nonprofit Agency Partners and directly to community members in need through our food assistance programs.  

Please review the lists below before bringing food donations. Items that are low sodium, low sugar, and whole grain help us provide well-balanced and nutritious meals to people who don’t have enough to eat. If you’re donating as a family, this is a great way to educate your kids about nutritious choices!

Drop-Off Locations

SLO Food Bank Warehouse

1180 Kendall Rd, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
Monday – Friday, 8 AM – 3 PM

Rizzoli’s Automotive

2584 Victoria, San Luis Obispo
Monday – Friday, 7:30 AM – 5:30 PM

Register with GleanSLO

Are you a commercial grower or private homeowner with fruit trees, orchards or fields that produce more fresh fruits or vegetables than you can harvest?

​Check out our GleanSLO program, which organizes volunteers to harvest fresh produce. Donations are tax deductible. (Some California growers may be eligible for a 10 percent tax credit.) Volunteers sign up online and check off a liability waiver that protects crop owners.

Fruits & Vegetables: Vitamins & Minerals

  • Canned fruit and vegetables
  • Canned tomatoes (juice and sauce)
  • Dried fruit and vegetables

Whole Grains: Long-Lasting Energy

  • Oatmeal
  • Whole grain crackers
  • Low sugar/high fiber cereals
  • Whole grain pasta and rice

Protein: Fuel For Muscles

  • Canned tuna, salmon or chicken
  • Soups low in sodium
  • Dried and canned beans and peas
  • Peanut butter