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May 2022

Children’s Book Donation

May 23 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
The Monday Club SLO, 1815 Monterey Street
San Luis Obispo, CA 93401 United States
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The Raising a Reader committee of The Monday Club SLO is continuing its partnership with the SLO Food Bank to further their mission of promoting childhood literacy and providing access to books for children. On the second and fourth Monday in May, June, and July from 2 - 5 pm (note: on May 23 from 12 - 3pm), The Monday Club will collect new and "gently loved," non-religious children's books, including board books, paperbacks, and Spanish language books, for infants…

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SLO Brew Rock Concert

May 29 @ 1:00 pm - 8:00 pm
SLO Brew Rock, 855 Aerovista Place
San Luis Obispo, CA 93401 United States
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Join us on Sunday, May 29th, at SLO Brew Rock for our second annual benefit concert and beer release! From 1pm - 8pm, enjoy a day of live music, food, drinks, and fun while supporting the SLO Food Bank's hunger relief efforts. The SLO Brew Rock Main Stage will feature a headlining set of music with DAMON CASTILLO BAND with support sets from Carbon City Lights, Resination and Shawn Clark Family Band which makes this a concert that cannot be…

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June 2022

Hunger Awareness Day

June 3 @ 9:00 am - 6:00 pm

The SLO Food Bank's annual event Hunger Awareness Day is back! This countywide event brings our community together to offer information about hunger, explain how the SLO Food Bank works to alleviate it, and show the many ways you can support our efforts. EVERYONE who joins us on this day is a Hunger Hero! Simply visit our event or info page to learn more about how you can get involved to make a difference for our neighbors in need in…

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SLO Greek Festival

June 4 @ 11:00 am - June 5 @ 7:00 pm
Madonna Expo Center, 120 Madonna Road
San Luis Obispo, 93405 United States
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If you have seen the movie "My Big Fat Greek Wedding", you understand that food is central to Greek culture and how to care for one another. In that spirit, this year's SLO Greek Festival will support the SLO Food Bank, in addition to the Noor Foundation! From 11am - 7pm, on Saturday, June 4, and Sunday, June 5, at the Madonna Inn Expo Center, feast on authentic Greek dishes and pastries, enjoy Greek dancing and Greek music, learn how…

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October 2022

Turkey Drive

October 17 - November 15

NewsChannel 12 proudly presents its annual Turkey Drive to benefit the SLO Food Bank and Good Samaritan Shelter. You can strengthen the SLO Food Bank's hunger-relief network and support Good Samaritan Shelter's life-changing programs and services by making a monetary donation today or by donating a frozen turkey on November 15th at the locations listed on our event page. You can also purchase a Turkey Buck during checkout at California Fresh in Pismo Beach and San Luis Obispo as well as…

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Boo Bash Halloween Event

October 28 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Meadow Park, 2251 Meadow Street
San Luis Obispo, 93401 United States
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Join the City of San Luis Obispo Parks and Recreation Department for Boo Bash, a free family event! Come enjoy a costume party, haunted house, outdoor movie, food trucks, music, and more. The event benefits the SLO Food Bank and healthy shelf-stable food donations are welcome. Learn more at www.slorecactivities.org.

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November 2022

CalFresh Application Assistance Sites

November 2 - November 10

If you are struggling to afford groceries, try applying for CalFresh! CalFresh is California’s largest supplemental nutrition assistance program, also known as SNAP, geared towards making healthy and nutritious food accessible for you and your family. For a second time we will be hosting CalFresh Application Assistance sites throughout the county this November. This time we have expanded the number of sites and days. These sites are open to everyone, no appointment necessary. Please join us and get one-on-one bilingual…

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Hugh Pitts Memorial Turkey Donation

November 8 - November 16

For many years around Thanksgiving, longtime Farm Bureau board member and community servant Hugh Pitts donated a pallet of turkeys to the SLO County Food Bank. It was one of the many selfless acts of service Hugh led before his untimely passing in 2018, and SLO County Farm Bureau is continuing the tradition in Hugh's honor. Last year, members of the San Luis Obispo County Farm Bureau and the Pismo Oceano Vegetable Exchange (POVE) donated 100 turkeys and over 4,500…

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Autumn Soiree the SLO Way

November 12 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Garden Courtyard and Grounds of Hotel SLO, 877 Palm Street
San Luis Obispo, 93401 United States
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$150

Hotel SLO and Executive Chef Ryan Fancher invite you to the inaugural Autumn Soirée: The SLO Way – Saturday, November 12, 2022. Taking place in Hotel SLO’s Garden Courtyard, the event will showcase some of the Central Coast’s most acclaimed wineries paired with the culinary creations of Chef Ryan Fancher and his team at OX + ANCHOR and PIADINA, as well as delicious bites from top chefs and purveyors of the San Luis Obispo region. This stylish affair will include…

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Turkey Trot

November 24 @ 8:30 am - 11:00 pm

Sign up for our 2022 Turkey Trot now! This year, you can choose to participate virtually or in-person at Avila Beach or Pismo Beach. Go to Event Website T-Shirt Pick-up Parties November 18th Atascadero Wild Fields Brewhouse, 12:00 - 6:00 pm: 6907 El Camino Real Suite C, Atascadero, CA 93422 San Luis Obispo Oak and Otter Brewing Co., 12:00 - 6:00 pm: 181 Tank Farm Rd #110, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401 November 21st - 23rd San Luis Obispo SLO…

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