Hunger-Relief Network Toolbox

A curated list of community resources, forms, and documents for San Luis Obispo County’s hunger-relief network. To download and save a document you find here, please left-click the hyperlinked text to open the document in your browser and click the download button (usually a downward-facing arrow) in the top-right corner.

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SLO Food Bank Program Forms & Information

General Materials

Agency Partners | Primary Contact: Suzie Freeman ∙ ∙ (805) 835-9924

Food Rescue | Primary Contact: Willy Wilson ∙ ∙ (805) 235-1180

Neighborhood Food Distributions | Primary Contact: Cliff Mendez ∙ ∙ (805) 835-5787

No-Cook Bags for the Homeless | Primary Contact: Suzie Freeman ∙ ∙ (805) 835-9924

Nutrition Education | Primary Contact: Tara Davis ∙ ∙ (805) 975-5688

For produce highlight sheets and recipe cards, please visit the Nutrition Education page.

Additional Resources for Community Partners

The following resources may be useful to any organization currently or exploring providing hunger-relief or related services to SLO County residents. The majority of the documents, newsletters, and websites are managed and updated by third-party organizations outside of the SLO Food Bank.

Key: Client Documents intended for distribution to clients and program participants
Service Provider Documents intended for service provider use and information
Poster Documents intended for on-site public display
Website Direct link to an organization or community resource
Directory Resource or contact directory
Newsletter Organization and/or community resource newsletter


Food Assistance Programs Access

COVID-19 Response

Food Safety Resources for Pantries and Meal Sites

Nutritional Resources for Pantries and Meal Sites

Operational Resources for Pantries and Meal Sites

Other Local Service Providers and Organizations

  • 2-1-1 California — California’s resource and information hub that connects people with community, health, and disaster services.
  • California Rural Legal Assistance — Free legal services related to employment, housing, public benefits, and education for low-income California families.
  • OnwardCA — An employment and job training resource for Californians impacted by job loss during the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • Pregnancy & Parenting Support of SLO County — Provides case management, parent education, and community resource connections to SLO County families.
  • Promotores Collaborative of San Luis Obispo — The SLO-based promotores group that provides basic healthcare education and advocacy while maintaining cultural and linguistic sensitivity.
  • SLO County Food System Coalition — A collaborative network of consumers, industries, nonprofit organizations, and government agencies focused on improving SLO County’s food system efficiency and food access for all residents while lobbying for beneficial local food policy, resources, and programs.
  • SLO County Health Access — Local health resources for professionals working with children ages 0-5 and their families.
  • SLO County UndocuSupport — A collaboration of local organizations and individuals to provide financial support for local immigrant families.
  • SLO County Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster — A collective of nonprofits organizations working alongside government agencies with the goal of streamlining emergency service delivery to those affected by disaster.
  • SLO Legal Assistance Foundation — Free legal assistance related to housing and other civil matters for low-income SLO County residents.
  • VolunteerSLO — A local volunteer connection platform for the nonprofit agencies, programs, volunteers, and students of SLO County.

ServSafe Manager Training

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 hosting ServSafe Manager courses and proctored exams to its Agency Partners and other nonprofits serving SLO County at a subsidized price. This is the manager-level training required of all made-from-scratch meal service sites in California.

The SLO Food Bank is not currently offered subsidized manager training due to COVID-19. We look forward to the day that we can again host in-person food safety courses for our hunger-relief partners. To continue to meet the California Food Code requirements for your charitable feeding operation, please go to the ServSafe website to complete the ServSafe Manager training online.

ServSafe Manager Online Training and Certification Exams

For those interested in a hardcopy of the coursebook, the SLO Food Bank has the 7th edition available for purchase at our warehouse for $80. These books include a blank exam sheet, but that exam sheet is currently not useable since all in-person ServSafe Manager exams have stopped.

For more information on the ServSafe Manager training and food safety requirements for agency partners, please contact Partner Services Manager Suzie Freeman.

Food Program Interest form

Any nonprofits, schools, social service groups, or other charitable organizations interested in hosting or distributing food or other SLO Food Bank resources are strongly encouraged to complete and submit the following form:

    Thank you for your interest in hosting the SLO Food Bank's community food programs. The approriate SLO Food Bank representative will in touch shortly.