Partner Toolbox

SLO Food Bank Partner Forms & Information

All initial and ongoing paperwork should be submitted through one of the following methods:

Mailing Address: SLO Food Bank, ATTN: Partner Services, 1180 Kendall Rd., San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
Fax: (805) 238-6956 ATTN: Partner Services
Email: Suzie Freeman

External Resources for Pantries & Meal Sites

ServSafe Manager Training

The April 2020 Manager Training is postponed due to COVID-19. All Partners that have already paid for their training will be given the option of full refund or automatic enrollment once the next section is determined.

In response to the passage of AB 2178 and the new food safety requirements placed on nonprofits serving community meals, the SLO Food Bank will be offering discounted ServSafe Manager courses and proctored exams to its Agency Partners. This is the manager-level training required of all full food service establishments.

The ServSafe Manager certification focuses on training individuals on providing safe food to the public, the flow of food, and safe management of food systems. This specific course and proctored exam is only available to SLO Food Bank Partners. Our own Melissa Danehey, MS, will be teaching the course and proctoring the exam on-site. While a course is offered, all students are strongly recommended to begin self-guided study several weeks before the exam. The course itself will be to solidify your knowledge and answer your questions about the material.

This ServSafe Manager course is accredited by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) under the Conference for Food Protection Standards. The successful completion of this exam counts for the California Food Manager requirement set forth by the California Retail Food Code (CalCode) and Limited Service Charitable Feeding Operation CA state laws. All organizations that practice “from-scratch” cooking (food operations that prepare, handle, or serve unpackaged foods to the public) are required to have a California Food Manager.

SLO Food Bank Partners that are considered Full Meal Sites are required to have this requirement completed, and the course is recommended for all Limited Meal Sites. If you want to verify if your organization should complete this training, please reach out to Suzie Freeman.

Below are the details on the next training:

  • Course Date & Time: TBD
  • Exam Date & Time: TBD
  • Registration Deadline: ​TBD

Pricing Options:

  • Course, Exam, & New Official Textbook: $90
  • Course & Exam Only: $45
  • Exam Only: $45

Payment will be accepted by check or cash at the SLO Food Bank. Please write “Manager Training” in the memo line of the check so we allocate your payment properly.

If you have any questions about the exam, the course, or the material covered, feel free to contact Melissa Danehey. ​

Agency Direct Rescue Program

The Agency Direct Resource (ADR) Program, formerly known as the Grocery Rescue Program, allows Agency Partners to rescue near-date food products from local grocery stores at no charge. This agreement between grocery stores participating as Distribution Partners for Feeding America and the SLO Food Bank’s Agency Partners helps reduce food waste while providing local families with nutritious foods for free.

To participate in this program, all Agency Partners agree to provide weekly grocery rescue reports to the SLO Food Bank.

See below for program resources:

We have new ADR opportunities in the Five Cities and San Luis Obispo area. Please contact Emily Wilson to learn more.