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Welcome Friends & Supporters! 

 

Now that schools around the county are looking forward to the summer break, we want to take a moment to thank all staff, volunteers, and partner agencies that work with school children. Many of them work with us at the Food Bank to make sure that no student goes without nutritious meals and snacks during the school year.  We partner with schools for our BackPack SnackPack, Healthy Food for Local Families and our Lovin' Lunchbox programs. 

 

BackPack SnackPack program served 11 sites in North County, providing snacks in after school programs for 580 children with over 12,700 nutritious snacks. Healthy Food for Local families distributes at 12 sites, providing food to 513 households, averaging 2,039 struggling individuals.  This summer we will be serving lunches through the Lovin' Lunchbox program to 8 locations in food insecure neighborhoods by partnering with agencies such as People's Self-Help Housing and the Boys and Girls Clubs.  

 

We hope to expand these programs into more sites to serve the entire county in the fall. We don't take it for granted that children in our county have access to nutritious food for their young minds and bodies. Thanks to our schools and our non-profit agency partners, we are gaining in our goal to make sure that no child goes hungry.  

 

Carl Hansen, Executive Director 

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Friday, June 1st from 7 AM to 7 PM
 1 Day. 1 Dollar. 1 Big Challenge to Feed the Hungry. 
 
Can one day and one dollar really make a difference? It can and it does on Hunger Awareness Day! We need to raise enough funds to provide food to our neighbors in need during our lean summer months. Find a donation site online or by calling us at (805) 238.4664. 
 
This day not only gives us an opportunity to raise much needed funds, but it also allows our agency partners to earn food credit. Last year, the Community Link of Atascadero raised enough credit to purchase all of the holiday turkeys & hams for their clients. 
Fresh Produce
Summer Produce

We strive year round to provide an abundance of fresh, nutritious produce to our neighbors in need. During the summer months we find a bountiful amount of delicious fruits and vegetables including; strawberries, lettuce, citrus and MUCH more! In a recent article published by the Washington Post, "Americans are eating more fresh foods than they did five years ago". This statics inspires us to provide as much produce as possible all year round. Our resources allow us to distribute 46% fresh produce, up from 15% in 2008!

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2212 Golden Hill Rd. 
P: (805) 238-4664 
F: (805) 238-6956

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?

 

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