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Food for Thought...

Greetings!

 

Welcome Friends & Supporters! 

 

None of us likes an audit.  Especially me.  I don't cheat or steal, and wouldn't have anyone working for me who does.  Ah, but there's the catch, isn't it?  How do I know that someone working for me isn't stealing?  How do I know that everyone is abiding by the rules that assure our donors' money is being used according to the donor's intent?  How do the donors know that I'm honest, for that matter?  

 
That's where the auditor comes in.  The auditor is our friend, (yes, I've had to work on believing that myself!) because without the auditor, we wouldn't have any donations, and we certainly wouldn't have the safety net that can only be provided by government resources.  Funds to build and maintain our roads, bridges, dams, and national defenses, etc. come from the taxes we pay, and the auditors make sure that's where the money goes.  In my blog this week, I explain how the Food bank is audited, and why it's a good thing for you as donors, for the agencies we serve, and most of all, for the people we want to help. Feel free to respond with your own thoughts about being audited!

 

Carl Hansen, Executive Director 

Coast Cares Radiothon
Coast Cares   
|Thursday, August 16th|6 AM to 7 PM

 

You are invited to become a "Friend of the Food Bank" during our 1st annual Coast Cares for our Neighbors in Need Radiothon!

During the summer months people are busy and tend not think of our neighbors going hungry. But in actuality there are children, seniors and families all over the central coast who rely on the Food Bank throughout the year. 
 
Join Becky from Coast 101.3 FM live from 6 AM - 7 PM on Thursday, August 16th to raise money for the San Luis Obispo County Food Bank! Our goal is to raise $20,000 and we can't do it without your help.
 
Volunteers are needed to work the call center. If you are interested contact Megan (mchicoine@slofoodbank.org) for more information. 
Scavenger Hunt
LDS Food Drive 2012
The Fresno Latter Day Saints youth group travled to SLO County for their annual summer Stake Conference. For the 5th year in a row, the group particpated in a scavenger hunt collecting needed items and monetary donations for the Food Bank. 
In less than 3 hours, 100 teens and parents walked throughout Paso Robles and collected 1,070 lbs of food and $1,061.60. The money raised will provide over $10,000 worth of food to our neighbors in need. 
Registration is OPEN! 
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Lace up your walking shoes, form your team and start raising donations for the 2012 Hunger Walk. Join us at 7 sites county wide at 2 PM on Saturday, September 22nd. Visit our website today for more information or call us at (805) 238-4664. 
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You may be surprised to learn that we can have as many as four audits per year at the Food Bank. This year we got lucky; we only had three! They are the regular financial audits we are all personally ... Continue reading →... 

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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 reach out for help. 

 

400,000 incidents of service were reported in 2011. 

 

Every $1 donated provides $10 worth of food.

 

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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