The SLO Food Bank Team
Meet the Team
We consider it a privilege to serve our county with kindness, and to serve people without judgment. Please contact staff in regards with inquiries or to request more information using their respective phone numbers and email address.
For general information please call our main office (805) 238-4664.
We provide food, supplies, and resources to over 80 different nonprofit organizations throughout the county, called agency partners. Together, we make sure that their pantries, community meal sites, and community outreach programs are able to provide healthful foods to the families and neighbors they serve. For more information on our Agency Partner program and how to become an Agency Partner, please reach out to our Partner Services Manager below.
Direct Services include our Neighborhood Food Distributions located across SLO County. From as far south as Nipomo, as far north as San Simeon, and as far east as the California Valley, we provide families and seniors in need with nutritious food. If you have a question regarding our distributions or the Emergency Food Assistance Program, please contact our Direct Services Manager below.
Our food rescue programs include GleanSLO and Grocery Rescue. GleanSLO organizes volunteers to harvest excess produce from farms and backyards throughout SLO County to connect that food with those in need. The Grocery Rescue program is a county wide effort to connect agency partners with near-date products from retail grocery stores that can be used to stock their pantries. If you want to get involved, please get in touch with our Food Rescue Program Manager below.
Our Nutrition Education Program provides our participants with the knowledge they need to live healthier lives through classes, handouts, and healthy recipes. Our Children’s Programs encompass our Summer Breakfast Bags that contain 3 weeks’ worth of shelf-stable, nutritious breakfast items for children in need while school is not in session, as well as our Children’s Farmers’ Markets which are simulated farmers’ markets at which children are given play money to shop for produce that they will take home to their families. If you have any questions, please contact our Nutrition Education Manager below.
Procurement involves the sourcing and purchasing of food from our various vendors and community partners. Our procurement team works closely with programs, warehouse, and inventory staff to ensure we are maintaining sufficient levels of nutritious food to feed SLO County. To speak with someone about food offerings, please contact our Procurement Manager below.
Warehouse & Inventory
We coordinate the receipt of food to our warehouse, quality control, processing, packaging, and ultimately, distribution of nutritious food around the county. Our warehouse and inventory team facilitates order building with volunteers for our agency partners that pick up directly from the warehouse or works in collaboration with the warehouse team to distribute food directly to sites. To speak with someone directly, please contact our Warehouse or our Inventory Manager below.