|Hunger Awareness Day
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!
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 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!