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It's amazing how hard non-profits work and how fast time goes when you don't have a chance to catch your breath! Can you believe it's already April? This month brought an end to the 10th annual KCOY Spring Food Drive. We wanted to THANK all of the agencies that volunteered and helped collect over 20,000 lbs. of food! The food credit that you earned will be placed on your account by the end of the month. In case you missed the Spring Food Drive, we have another great opportunity to earn agency credit in June during our Hunger Awareness Day campaign. 


As a reminder agencies are required to turn in Quarterly Reports. Paper work is never fun, but please keep in mind that these reports are crucial to our fundraising efforts. Please send them by the April 15th, so not to jeopardize your ability to access the Food Bank to shop. 


Wendy Lewis, Associate Director 

 HAD 2012  

Hunger Awareness Day

Friday, June 1st 

7 AM to 7 PM 

1 Day. 1 Dollar. 1 Big Challenge to Feed the Hungry. 


We are seeking site managers and volunteer teams for our largest fundraiser of the year - Hunger Awareness Day! As a site leader your agency will earn 50% food credit of the money your site brings in. Your responsibility would be the following: 

  1. Recruiting volunteers and making sure the entire day is covered. It is a long day so please be sure to break the day up into manageable shifts. 
  2. Follow strict money handling procedures at all times. Specific procedures will be given at a different date.
  3. Provide necessary materials you think your site will need for the day such as: tables, chairs, pop-up tents, pens, tape, water, snacks, etc. 

The Food Bank will provide all marketing and promotions materials. We will be working with local media to promote and make the campaign a huge success. 


For More Information: 

Megan Chicoine 

(805) 238-4664 

Food Safety 

 Ask Karen: Your Food Safety Expert

Want to know how long you can safely keep meat in the refrigerator? Or how long to boil an egg? How about whether it's better to use wooden or plastic cutting boards? Just ask Karen, your guide to expert knowledge on handling and storing food safely and preventing food born illness.  

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 Agency Spotlight
Teens at Work Atascadero is teaching teens leadership, responsibility and job skills through real hands on work experience. A project of the Central Coast LINK, Teens at Work is in its 5th year and now operates a recycling program and offers tutoring services for a local elementary school. They also produce Teen Crafted products, which are sold at events, local businesses and online at Etsy.
Teens at Work partners with the SLO County Food Bank to provide after school snacks for employees and food to take home to their families. Additionally, they partner with the Food Bank to provide holiday turkeys and hams for hundreds of families served by LINK family advocates in SLO County.
April 2012 | A publication for Agency Partners of the Food Bank Coalition of San Luis Obispo County 
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[ Reminder ]
Quarterly Reports due: April 15th, July 15, October 15th & January 15th! 
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If you would like to be highlighted like Teens at Work, please send us a brief summary of your programs and good work. Be sure to include a few pictures!