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Welcome Friends & Supporters! 

 

People sometimes ask if "One Day, One Dollar" can really make a difference. Well, it did! Our 5th Annual Hunger Awareness Day took place on Friday, June 1st, and we are excited to announce that we have raised $95,000 to date. Congratulations to all of you, our donors and volunteers, who have made this huge achievement possible.  And a big thank you to our partnering agencies that teamed up with us by staffing our collection sites with volunteers.  We could not have Hunger Awareness Day without the support of our sponsors including;  KSBY, Rabobank, Sierra Vista Regional Medical Center, Yesterdays Sportswear, Coast 101.3 FM, KVEC 920 AM and Sunny Country 102.5 & 96.1 FM.  Keep up the momentum, because donations received during the month of June will still be added to the total!   

 

Carl Hansen, Executive Director 

Hunger Awareness Day ASN
 
Hunger Awareness Day not only allowed us to raise much needed funds, but provided us the opportunity to collaborate with 15 of our non-profit agency partners. Together these agencies collected over $22,000. A percentage of those funds are allocated to the agencies shopping account. For most of the agencies the amount of credit earned during Hunger Awareness Day will supply them with enough money to purchase food for the entire year!
Lovin' LunchboxSFSP
 
With summer break in session we have launched our Summer Feeding Service Program the Lovin' Lunchbox. This year we have 6 sites located primarily in northern San Luis Obispo County, including the N. County Boys & Girls Club, Virginia Peterson Elementary, San Miguel Lighthouse Community Church and Rolling Hills Apartments. Occasionally, safety concerns or logistical circumstances are such that it becomes necessary to set up a closed site. This means that the services are only available to those affiliated with that specific housing group, school or program. The following sites have been identified as closed sites: Oak Park YMCA and Canyon Creek Apartments.
 
We will be rolling into the South County this fall with our BackPack SnackPack program, with continuation into the summer months. Childhood hunger is at an all time high. It's our goal to see that no child goes hungry and has access to healthy food. 
Scouting For FoodScouting for Food
 

On Saturday, June 9th the Del Norte District boy scouts collected food throughout San Luis Obispo County during the annual "Scouting for Food". This national campaign is a community stewardship project aimed at addressing the problem of hunger in the community in which we live and work. Local scouts distributed fliers and bags to neighborhoods and collected food at grocery stores. Together the troops brought in 5,010 lbs of food and $583.27. A big salute to all of the Scouts that made this possible. Thank you!

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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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