It's our mission to see that no one in SLO County goes hungry and also to provide nutritious food to those in need. We are excited to announce, that through a partnership with CalFresh Nutrition Education Program and SLO Co. Public Health that we are now able to provide nutrition education.
Their teams of staff and volunteers will create and teach recipes with produce available at our distributions. In one of the first demos in held at Virginia Peterson Elementary in Paso Robles, 50 clients participated in the fruits and vegetable workshop. A recipient stated, "I would never have thought to make this (fruit and vegetable salad, with lime and chile), but it is delicious!" "I'm going to make this when I get home". The goal of the collaboration is to increase the consumption of produce and encourage healthy eating habits.
Concert in the Vineyard
|July 14th from 1 PM to 4 PM|
Join the Food Bank at the 2nd Annual Concert in the Vineyard at Chamisal Vineyards. This event will feature live music from Dan Curcio of Still Time with special guest Bare Feet.
Tickets are $25 and include admission, water, glass or flight of wine. Lunch, Gelato, and additional wine available for purchase. Bring a blanket, low back chair or an umbrella. For more information or to purchases tickets, visit chamisalvineyards.com or by calling 866.808.WINE (9463). Net proceeds from the event benefit the Food Bank and our programs
|Chamisal Vineyards - 7767 Orcutt Rd., SLO|
Taco Bell Makes a Donation
Julie Scott pictured above is the local manager of 5 Taco Bell franchises owned by Engen Enterprises. Julie and her team selected the Food Bank to be a recipient of their non-profit giving program for the second year in a row.
This year they donated $4,000 to our Hunger Awareness Day fundraiser. This generous donation will provide 28,000 meals to those in need in our community.
There is still time to donate! All donations during the month of June will be count towards our Hunger Awareness Day goal.