FIND FOOD RESOURCES NEAR YOU
The SLO Food Bank and its community partners offer free nutritious food across SLO County. There are so many resources available to you, including food distributions, meals, pantry sites, and more.
Please click below for more information on additional food services in SLO County:
TEMPORARY CHANGES & UPDATES
Distribution Changes – January 2023
- The distribution at Salvation Army SLO on January 2nd is being moved to January 9th from 4:30-6:00pm.
- Beginning on January 17th, 2023, the Neighborhood Food Distribution at Cuesta College SLO will be held in parking lot #2.
Exciting things are coming to the SLO Food Bank! We were recently awarded a grant to design and construct a new, client-focused pantry model which will create more expansive and sustainable food assistance options for the visitors to our on-site pantry. We can’t wait to share with you updates as this project moves forward.
To help best dedicate our energies to this effort, there will be a pause to our current pantry operations. The SLO Food Bank has moved from a client-choice model to pre-packed emergency food only. Every SLO Food Bank visitor looking for food will receive a generous household unit of food, plus information on how to access CalFresh benefits and our network of direct distributions and agency partners.
Senior Home Delivery program
Partnering with Ride-On Transportation and Wilshire Community Services, the SLO Food Bank’s Senior Home Delivery program provides weekly grocery deliveries to low-income, homebound older adults facing food insecurity in San Luis Obispo county.
Individuals are eligible if:
- They meet the income guidelines for the Emergency Food Assistance Program
- They are aged 60 and up
- They are homebound for any reason, including health and transportation restrictions and access barriers to our traditional services
To enroll, please contact Jessica Devereaux from Wilshire Community Services at 805-547-7025 ext. 2217 (office) or 805-858-8288 (cell)
Find Food in Your Neighborhood
The SLO Food Bank partners with agencies throughout the county who provide pantry and meal services for their communities.
Check out our new Food Locator below for locations and times of the SLO Food Bank’s Neighborhood Food Distributions, as well as pantries and meal sites from agency partners. (All pantry and meal sites are overseen by independent nonprofit organizations; please contact them directly for information regarding their services.)
If you would like to spread the word about any of our public food distributions please visit our SLO County Food Distribution Flyer page for quarter and whole page flyers available in English and Spanish.
All of our Neighborhood Food Distributions are free to income-eligible recipients, open to the public, and located in every community countywide.
Looking to pick up food for someone else? Please complete an Alternate Pick-Up Form on their behalf and bring it with you to the food distribution. Forms should be completed ahead of time, and a new one should be presented each time food is picked up.
Many nonprofit organizations are changing their service hours and capabilities in response to the COVID-19 emergency. We are doing our best to maintain an up-to-date list of free meals and pantries throughout the county. Please call ahead to verify hours and available services.
If you see your nonprofit listed with incorrect information on our Food Locator, please contact us, and we will promptly update it.
USDA Nondiscrimination Statement
In accordance with federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex (including gender identity and sexual orientation), disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity.
Program information may be made available in languages other than English. Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication to obtain program information (e.g., Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language), should contact the responsible state or local agency that administers the program or USDA’s TARGET Center at (202) 720-2600 (voice and TTY) or contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339.
To file a program discrimination complaint, a Complainant should complete a Form AD-3027, USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form which can be obtained online at: https://www.usda.gov/sites/default/files/documents/USDA-OASCR%20P-Complaint-Form-0508-0002-508-11-28-17Fax2Mail.pdf, from any USDA office, by calling (866) 632-9992, or by writing a letter addressed to USDA. The letter must contain the complainant’s name, address, telephone number, and a written description of the alleged discriminatory action in sufficient detail to inform the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights (ASCR) about the nature and date of an alleged civil rights violation. The completed AD-3027 form or letter must be submitted to USDA by:
U.S. Department of Agriculture
Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
1400 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, D.C. 20250-9410; or
(833) 256-1665 or (202) 690-7442; or