The Conover Triplets Challenge Others to Get Involved!
Three small but mighty 4 year old triplets are making a huge contribution to our third annual "Hunder Walk" as they say it. Marley, Audry and Cordell Conover learned about the Hunger Walk and hungry people while attending church. Mary Whiteford a SLO committee member dressed up as Sandie the Sandwich during a children's service at United Methodist Church. They were so inspired that they told their mom Kelly "we have to do the Hunger Walk" and even brought up giving their piggy bank money. When their mom asked why they want to walk, Audrey said, "I want to bring peanut butter and jelly to the homeless people that don't have any food". Kelly say's "It's easy as a parent to preach what you need to do, but out of the mouths of babes...they're making me walk the walk"! So the entire Conover clan is gathering donations and getting ready for Sunday, September 25th at the SLO site. So far they have raised a staggering $500 that with our buying power will be stretched to provide 5,000 pounds of food. Looks like Aubrey and her siblings will get their wish and be able to provide a lot of peanut butter and jelly. To join the walk and help us and the triplets end hunger one step at a time go online or call the Food Bank at (805) 238-4664.
People's Self Help Housing - is an agency partner of the Food Bank Coalition. Their Canyon Creek program located in Paso Robles serves low income elementary students. Kim Gaspar, program educator shops twice a week spending on average $1.00 per visit. Many of the items she purchases are fruit, vegetables, milk, nuts, cereal, yogurt, bread and juice. Without the Food Bank, People's Self Help Housing would not have the extra funds necessary to feed 70 students nutritious snacks on a daily basis. "It would be a financial challenge for People's Self Help Housing to purchase a nutritious snack daily for 70 students, we are so thankful for the Food Bank services". The Food Bank also distributes food once a month to feed families at the Canyon Creek apartments.