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Food for Thought...



Welcome Friends & Supporters! 


At summer camp as a child, I loved mail call.  It's sad, especially if you're a little homesick, not to get a letter from home.  Now, I've come to take regular mail delivery for granted, but I still get that hollow feeling in my stomach if there's no mail for me. 


Thanks to our county letter carriers we get the mail every day delivered to our door or post office boxes, if we prefer.  I appreciate them even more because the Saturday before Mother's Day, they also pick up food when they deliver the mail.  It's called Stamp Out Hunger.  This will be the 20th year that the National Association of Letter Carriers have lugged our donated food along with the mail  - 1.1 billion pounds of food in total for food banks and food pantries to help those in need.


Stamp Out Hunger is Saturday, May 12th.  Please give your mail carrier any food you can spare that's non-perishable and not in breakable containers.  It's a way to thank them for what they do - making your day, every day.  And it's a way to remind those suffering from hunger that they are not forgotten, either.


Carl Hansen, Executive Director 

Stamp Out Hunger 

Saturday, May 12th 


This year marks the 20th anniversary for the National Association of Letter Carriers Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive. 


It's easy to help

1. Collect & bag non-perishable food items. 

2. Place by mailbox for letter carrier to deliver to the Food Bank. 


What should you donate?  

Non-perishable food items such as canned fruits or vegetables, peanut butter, canned tuna and other meats, tomato sauce, canned or dry soup, pasta, rice and beans, and cereal.

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 Feeding Young Minds & Bodies
During the month of April, SESLOC sponsored an awareness event, Feeding Young Minds & Bodies for the Food Bank's Lovin' Lunchbox program. The event collected $6,800. The first 1,500 participants who donated received a reusable grocery bag. Thank you SESLOC for supporting our program. With every dollar we can provide 7 nutritious meals. 
Lovin Lunchbox 
Lovin' Lunchbox

Just as learning does not end when school lets out, neither does a child's need for good nutrition. The Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) provides free, nutritious meals and snacks to help children in low-income get the nutrition they need to learn, play, and grow during the summer months. SFSP is administered by the Food and Nutrition Service, an agency of the USDA. We continue to focus on the development of this program. This year we anticipate having 7 sites throughout the county working with YMCA, the Boys & Girls Club and other organizations. Our goal for 2013 is to expand to south county and outlying areas such as San Miguel, Carissa Plains and San Simeon. 

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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?




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