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Greetings from the Food Bank and happy Summer Solstice! On the longest day of the year we welcome summer and all of the fun that it brings. Kids are out of school, families take long awaited vacations and we all see changes in our day to day routine. Unfortunately, HUNGER doesn't take the summer off. It seems to slip peoples minds that we are all here working hard to feed those in need. In fact, we are all probably working even harder. At soup kitchens you see extra children who need a meal. At pantries families need even more assistance, because their children aren't getting meals at school. Our incredible staff and volunteers work even harder, trying to pack all the wonderful summer fruits and vegetables. Thankfully we are all here to help, collaborate and work as a coalition to meet the increased needs.  

Wendy Lewis, Associate Director 

Monthly Distributions 

Harvest Bag 

With increased need during the summer months we want to remind you that the Food Bank provides 49 direct distribution sites throughout the county. We keep our website updated every month, with locations, date and time. Our distributions are subject to change. Be sure to keep these in mind when referring clients. Agency distributions that are open to the public can also be found in the agency section of our website
During the summer months we also introduce a special program, the Lovin' Lunchbox to assist children 18 and younger. The program provides free nutritious lunches and snacks to children. For times & locations, please refer to our website
 Agency Spotlight

HAD Agencies 

We would like to give a special THANK YOU to the 14 agencies that partnered with us for the 2012 Hunger Awareness Day. 
 Aids Support Network, Atascadero Loaves & Fishes, Atascadero Community Link, Captive Hearts, Casa Solano, El Camino Homeless Shelter, Gryphon Society, Kings Cupboard, North County Women's Shelter, Oceano/Nipomo Family Resources Center, Paso Robles Loaves & Fishes, Victory Outreach & Vintage Community Church  
Together these agencies collected over $22,000. A percentage of those funds are allocated to their 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!
Food Safety 

 Food Safety 

Fruits and vegetables are an important part of the Food Bank. However, harmful bacteria may contaminate fruits and vegetables. Produce that needs refrigeration should be stored below 40˚F within two hours of pickup.

  • Throw away leftover, cut produce that has been sitting at room temperature for more than two hours, or one hour if in weather above 90˚F.
  • Discard cooked vegetables after three to four days.
  • It is best to freeze raw, unwashed fruits and cooked
    vegetables. Always wash fruits when ready to eat.
June 2012 | A publication for Agency Partners of the Food Bank Coalition of San Luis Obispo County 
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Monthly Distributions
Agency Spotlight
Food Safety Tip
Quick Links
Paso Warehouse
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

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