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The SLO Food Bank is OPEN. We will not be closing when our community needs us most. Our food distribution sites are not cancelled due to the COVID-19 crisis. The same applies to our nonprofit agency partners (meal sites and pantries) whose services are also essential to SLO county.
The County of San Luis Obispo and SLO Food Bank have collaborated to offer home-delivery of food and prescription medication for self-isolating seniors (65+) and individuals with chronic medical conditions who do not have access to other means of procurement (e.g. family, friends, neighbors, caregivers, or other community organizations).
Requests can also be submitted online or by calling the County Phone Assistance Center at 805-543-2444. There are capacity limitations for these services. If you can contact someone else to assist you, please reach out to them first.
In addition, we are also working on the following activities:
- Distributing food at free school district meal sites for kids and providing produce to their kitchens.
- Evaluating new food distribution sites to expand reach.
- Expanding the home-delivery capacities of other nonprofit organizations across SLO county.
Please scroll down to find food on our Food Locator below.
UPDATES TO Meal Sites and Pantry Services
Many nonprofit organizations are changing their service hours and capabilities in response to the COVID-19 emergency. The SLO Food Bank is 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. Last updated April 4, 2020 at 12:30pm.
Find Food in Your Neighborhood
The SLO Food Bank partners with 77 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.)
All of our Neighborhood Food Distributions are free to income-eligible recipients, open to the public, and located in every community countywide.