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Friday, November 11th, is Veteran's Day.  It's a moment to take stock of who we are as we look at the example of our veteran's - those who have offered their lives as a gift for others.  We value our freedoms in the USA, but we often forget that freedom comes with a sacrifice - all too often the sacrifice of a few for the sake of many.  Veterans remind us that without a cost, there is no freedom, and while we celebrate them - those whose lives were lost or forever changed because of their service.  Veteran's Day, more than any holiday, is a time to reflect on the quality of life we share as a community, to remember the price, to appreciate our veterans, and to model in some important way in our own lives choice that veterans have made - to live for others, deserving or not. 

Carl Hansen, Executive Director 

3rd Annual Munchkin March 
 
What started with 25, grew to 100 and now 250 tiny tots hit the streets of San Luis Obispo on Thursday, October 27th for the 3rd annual Munchkin March. The event was hosted by the Mindful Mothers who's mission is to teach little ones the importance of giving back and volunteering. The goal of the march is to raise food and funds for the Food Bank. The group met at the SLO Children's Museum and paraded to Emerson Park where they celebrated with a picture booth, pizza and raffle prizes. This year the group raised $748 and 380 lbs of food. 

PG&E Lights the Fight Against Hunger 

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The Food Bank was a recipient of a PG&E grant to improve our energy efficiency. The donation of $10,000 was used to upgrade our overhead lighting and refrigeration system. We celebrated the upgrades on Friday, November 4th with a ribbon cutting ceremony, where we were joined by the Ambassadors of the Paso Robles Chamber of Commerce, PG&E and Hans Poschman, District Director of Senator Blakelee's Office. The recent upgrade to energy efficient lighting will result in approximately $1,051 in annual savings, equal to 10,510 pounds of food or 7,357 additional meals. After the ceremony a contingent of PG&E volunteers helped sort food from a recent military donation.  
Hope for the Holidays - Movie Night

 Holiday Movie Night

The Food Bank Coalition has partnered with Park Cinemas of Paso Robles and Wilshire Health & Community Services, Inc. for the 1st annual Hope for the Holidays Movie Night. On Wednesday, December 14th at 6:30 PM we will be showing the holiday classic, A Christmas Story. For just $20 you will enjoy a fun filled evening and receive a raffle ticket, glass of wine, and a snack-pack (popcorn, soda & candy). Join us and rediscover the meaning of Christmas! All proceeds from the event directly benefit the Food Bank. Seating is limited to 200 people so be sure to purchase your tickets before we sell out! They can be purchased at Park Cinemas, the Food Bank or over the phone at (805) 238-4664. 

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You may have seen on the front page of The Tribune last week a story about the Hunger Free Communities Grant the Food Bank Coalition received from the USDA.  The grant was $99, 561.  That's a lot of money for ... Continue reading →...


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(805) 238-4664 

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Hunger Facts 

Every $1 donated provides 10 lbs. of nutritious food or 7 meals

 

In 2010, the we distributed 5.5 million pounds of food 

 

40% of Food Bank recipients are under the age of 18. 

Turkey Drive

The annual KCOY Turkey drive will take place on Friday, November  18th at Sierra Vista Medical Center from 5 AM to 7 PM. For every $10 donation to the Food Bank we can provide a turkey to a family in need this holiday season.  You can also drop off turkey's at either warehouse. Call (805) 238-4664 for details!

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