Impact Across SLO County in 2020

What we accomplished together in 2020

We are honored to serve all of SLO County and are here for the thousands of our neighbors who felt and still feel the adverse effects of the pandemic. YOU can make a difference in the lives of those grappling with food insecurity by donating today.

Our outcomes from last year demonstrate our commitment a countywide mission. In 2020, the SLO Food Bank distributed over five million pounds of food throughout SLO County, 154% of the historic rate of food we’ve provided in prior year. This includes more than 300,000 pounds of fresh produce that was rescued through our GleanSLO program, and over 22,000 No-Cook Bags which are given to homeless individuals and are filled with nutritious foods that require no heating, cool storage, or specialized tools to safely eat. And our amazing volunteers contributed an astounding 13,812 hours to help us accomplish our mission.

As you may know, the SLO Food Bank is a shortened version of our formal name, “Food Bank Coalition of San Luis Obispo County”. While our name reduced in size, the reach of our services certainly did not. We continue to be fully committed to relieving hunger wherever it exists in SLO County.

For purposes of this breakdown:

1 The North and Inland Region includes non-coastal areas north of the Cuesta Grade, the City of Paso Robles, and the central valley.
2 The city of Paso Robles was reported on separately.
3 The Coastal Region includes Baywood, Los Osos, Morro Bay, Cayucos, Cambria, and San Simeon.
4 The Central Region includes Avila Beach, Edna Valley, and the City of San Luis Obispo.
5 The South Region includes all communities south of Avila Beach.