WAYS TO DONATE

Your Gift Ensures That No One Goes Hungry In SLO County

Hunger affects people of all ages from all walks of life year-round. With the current reality of increased living costs in San Luis Obispo County, adequate access to nutritious food remains out of reach for tens of thousands of neighbors. Together, we can bridge the gap to a healthier community by providing nourishment to those who need it most.

Our development team is available to assist you should you need help in making a charitable contribution. To learn more or address your questions, please email our Donor Relations team or call 805-238-4664.

To make a donation, choose from the following options:
Donate NowRecurring GiftMailDedication GiftCryptoVehiclesPayroll DeductionStocks or SecuritiesDonor Portal

SLO Food Bank is a non-profit 501(c)(3) corporation organized exclusively for charitable purposes. Tax ID #77-0210727.

Donate now to provide meals to those who are making tough choices about how they will feed their family.

Invest In Your Community With A Recurring Gift

When you sign up to be a recurring donor, you automatically become a member of HEART (Hunger Ending Action Response Team). You will join a group of dedicated supporters who are making a lasting commitment to end hunger in our community.

Donate by Mail

If you prefer to donate by mail, please make your check payable to SLO Food Bank and send to:

SLO Food Bank
1180 Kendall Road
San Luis Obispo, CA 93401

Make a Dedication Gift

For each donation, we will send a card to your loved one telling them that a donation was made in their name by you. There are a couple ways you can make this donation:

Donate Online

If you would like to donate online, please click here or visit any of our online donation forms, and check the box next to “Dedicate my donation in honor or in memory of someone.”

Donate via Check or Cash

Another way to make this donation would be to write a check for the total amount and enclose a list of names and addresses for the honorees and the amount you would like to donate to each family. You can mail your donation to: SLO Food Bank, 1180 Kendall Road, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401.

Crypto Currency

We are excited to now accept donations in crypto currency! Our partner Every.org accepts crypto donations directly, then sends out a cash grant to us. They handle accepting crypto securely and currently accept Bitcoin, Ethereum, and USD Coin through the site, and for donations worth more than $5k USD they support thousands of tokens.

Vehicle Donations

When you donate a vehicle to benefit the SLO Food Bank, you turn your car, truck, RV, or boat into financial support for those facing hunger in our community. We partner with Charitable Adult Rides & Services (CARS), another 501c(3), to make this process easy for you to convert any vehicle into healthy meals. Learn more about this process here.

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. Employee giving provides year-round support, which is critical to sustaining our community’s food safety net.

Gifts of Stock Or Appreciated Securities

You initiate a transformative change by contributing appreciated stocks, bonds, or mutual fund shares. The seamless transfer of these assets to the SLO Food Bank results in funds that fuel our programs and services, enabling us to make a meaningful impact on hunger-related challenges in the area. Your contribution becomes a catalyst for positive change, benefiting those in need while also creating advantages for you.

Benefits

  • You receive an immediate income tax deduction for the fair market value of the securities on the date of transfer (even if you originally paid much less for them).
  • You pay no capital gains tax on the transfer when the stock is sold.
  • Giving appreciated stock can be more beneficial than giving cash. The cost of your gift is often less than the deduction you gain by making it.

Please contact our Development Director or call us at 805-238-4664 to inform our team of your generous donation and to request important stock brokerage information.

If you are a member of our SLO Food Bank donor family and want to view your giving history, create a recurring gift, or manage your recurring donation, please log in to the donor portal. If you have questions, please email or call us at (805) 238-4664.