Help Alleviate Hunger for Hunger Awareness Day San Luis Obispo

San Luis Obispo County, CA  The SLO Food Bank is excited to announce its largest annual community event and fundraiser, Hunger Awareness Day, will take place on June 2, 2023. Established in 2007, this countywide event educates and activates SLO County residents about the life-changing impact of community engagement to alleviate hunger.  

The event raises critical funds to support the SLO Food Bank’s hunger relief efforts. 

By coming together as a community to support hunger relief, we can truly make a significant impact. The SLO Food Bank can quadruple the purchasing power of every dollar donated to provide nutritious meals to individuals and families who are struggling to put food on the table, said SLO Food Bank CEO, Garret Olson. 

Get Involved

The SLO Food Bank invites the community to participate in this important movement in multiple ways, including donating to support Hunger Awareness Day. Information about all these activities can be found at slofoodbank.org/HAD. 

DONATE

People can donate to support the SLO Food Bank’s one-day goal of raising $112,000 for hunger relief. Supporters can donate online or find a full list of in-person donation sites that will be hosted across SLO County on Friday, June 2, on the HAD website.  

FUNDRAISE

Individuals, businesses, families, and friends can create a fundraising page to create a movement to support hunger relief. Each fundraising page can be customized and easily shared with others across various platforms.  

GOOD FRUIT BENEFIT CONCERT

Megan’s Organic Market presents Good Fruit Benefit Concert, a night of amazing music on June 2 from 7 – 11 p.m. at SLO Brew Rock. Join Shawn Truax from the Beach radio and rock out to live performances by The Mother Hips, Wolf Jett, and The Silent Comedy. All ticket sales support the SLO Food Bank’ mission and Hunger Awareness Day goal. 

CALFRESH ASSISTANCE

On Friday, June 2, the SLO Food Bank will offer CalFresh application assistance at locations throughout SLO County. One-on-one assistance will be offered by trained staff and volunteers from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. at the Atascadero, SLO, Morro Bay and Nipomo public libraries, and 1 – 5 p.m. at the Arroyo Grande Public Library. 

“We’re excited to offer many ways for people to get involved and make a difference on Hunger Awareness Day. Whether you donate, create a fundraising page, attend an event, or spread awareness about CalFresh benefits, you’re making a meaningful impact on the lives of our neighbors in need. By joining us in this effort, you’re not only providing food, but also hope and compassion to those who need it most,” said Branna Still, the Development Director at the SLO Food Bank. 

The SLO Food Bank hopes the community will join this effort and become a #HungerHero. Through this community event, the SLO Food Bank seeks to raise awareness of hunger relief programs available and provide an opportunity for those in a position to help to provide nutritious care and peace of mind to neighbors in need.

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About the SLO Food Bank

The SLO Food Bank’s mission is to work with a network of community partners to alleviate hunger in San Luis Obispo County and build a healthier community. In 2022, the SLO Food Bank served over 31,500 individuals per month on average through its Public Neighborhood distributions, network of over 80 nonprofit Agency Partners, Senior Home Delivery Program, and children and senior farmer’s markets. Additionally, food rescue programs of the SLO Food Bank, including GleanSLO, prevented over a million pounds of food from being wasted and, instead, nourished neighbors in need. All of this is made possible by volunteers’ time and donors’ support. To learn more about resources offered by the SLO Food Bank or ways to get involved, please visit www.slofoodbank.org.