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Food for Thought...



Welcome Friends & Supporters! 


St. Barnabas Advocates for the Homeless


By helping those who are in need, we become their advocates.  Healthy food speaks louder than words ever could. Words can be empty, but actions never are. That's why St. Barnabas' actions spoke volumes, not just for the poor, but for the community.  We can't fault those who felt threatened or angered by having the homeless in their neighborhood.  We might feel the same way. As someone noted in a Letter to the Editor, if you're judging them about it, get one going in your own neighborhood. This got me thinking about the importance of advocacy and the work that our volunteers and donors support through the Food Bank.  Read my blog, and you'll see what I mean. 


Carl Hansen, Executive Director 

HAD 2012 

Hunger Awareness Day 

Friday, June 1st 

7 AM to 7 PM 


Our largest fundraiser of the year, Hunger Awareness Day is set for Friday, June 1st! How can you be a part of the action? We are looking for businesses, individuals and groups to adopt or sponsor donation sites. Help us reach our goal of raising $150,000 in just one day! This highly publicized event serves as a platform to heighten awareness about hunger in SLO County. This day will raise much needed funds to continue the fight against hunger in our community.  


To learn how you can get involved contact: 


Wendy Lewis 

(805) 235-0919

CP Football
Cal Poly Spring Football Game
Saturday, April 28th 
The Mustangs will be hosting the Cal Poly Spring Football game at Alex G. Spanos Stadium as a benefit for the Food Bank. Bring monetary or food donations as your entry fee! 


11AM Pre-Game Festivities including Tailgating in Lot G3 (Call 748-4757 for spot reservation) and Kidzone with free admission including food, drinks, bounce house & more! Kickoff is at 1 PM.  
Then join us for Drink Good. Eat Good. Do Good. happy hour at SLO Brew from 8 PM to 10 PM. The Food Bank will receive 25% of all sales during the happy hour. Bring your friends & family. You can also join the event on Facebook.
The Food Bank receives a variety of donated produce. Recently we received 1,748 lbs. of pomelo's. Now some of you might be asking what is a pomelo?


Pomelos, also known as the Chinese grapefruit, are the largest members of the citrus family. They are a good source of dietary fiber, vitamin A, calcium, iron and potassium.
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If you're homeless and living in a vehicle, there is no safe and legal place to park in our county to rest for the night.  That was until St. Barnabas Episcopal Church of Arroyo Grande characteristically opened their arms and parking lot ... Continue reading →...
Paso Warehouse
2212 Golden Hill Rd. 
P: (805) 238-4664 
F: (805) 328-6956

Oceano Warehouse 
1820 Railroad Rd. 
P: (805) 481-4652 
F: (805) 481-4698
Hunger Facts 

2011 need was the highest ever


1 in 6 reached out for Help. 


400,000 incidents of service were reported. 


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


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


Produce at Distribution 

Did you know that 47% of what we distribute is fresh produce?




Friday, June 1st

HAD 2012


It's National Volunteer Week. We wanted to say THANK YOU to our network of over 600 volunteers who help distribute food to 44,000 of our neighbors in SLO County. Without you, we couldn't serve those in need.


Glean SLO