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Hard to believe it's already the middle of October and the holiday season will be here before we know it! We are pleased to announce that once again this year we will be able to provide turkeys and hams at a subsidized rate *see information below


If you had heard rumors that we might not have turkeys available you heard right, except we pulled off a last minute miracle! The reason for the early concern was a huge jump in the price from last year. We were concerned how it would affect what we had budgeted for the holidays. Fortunately, we were able to partner with another charity down south and go in on a special order. 


As a reminder, we would like to spotlight our agency partners. Please email us pictures of the good work your agency does. 


Wendy Lewis, Associate Director 

Holiday Hams & Turkeys!

John & Turkey  

We will have turkeys available for Thanksgiving. They will average in size between 8-10 pounds and will be available at $.50/pound.  

Turkeys and hams will be available at Christmas. The turkeys will average in size between 8-10 pounds and will be available at $.50/.pound. Hams will be 5 pound canned hams and will be $5.00 each.
Agencies need to reserve the number they would like ASAP
North County - Malinda Diaz (805) 238-4664
South County - Mildred Wylie (805) 481-4652
Earn Agency Credit

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Need extra money to buy those turkeys & hams! Signup today to volunteer for our Hope for the Holidays food drive. During the months of November & December we will be needing volunteers every Saturday & Sunday, from 10 AM to 6 PM to hand out "wish lists" to incoming shoppers encouraging them to donate money. 

How do you earn money? 
Earn $5/per hour/per scheduled volunteer towards your shopping account. A max credit of $750 can be earned. For more information or to schedule a location please contact: 

Jeanine Lacore
(805) 235-1180
 Agency Collaboration

Nipomo Distribution   

"When great people collaborate great things can happen!"
The first distribution at Nipomo Elementary took place on September 25th providing 100 families with nutritious food. These incredible groups helped us reach new people: Womanade, Nipomo Kiwanis, Nipomo Key Club, Family Resource Center, Lucia Mar Unified, and SLO County Probation.
October 2012 | A publication for Agency Partners of the Food Bank Coalition of San Luis Obispo County 
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Paso Warehouse
2212 Golden Hill Rd. 
P: (805) 238-4664 
F: (805) 238-6956

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1820 Railroad Rd. 
P: (805) 481-4652 
F: (805) 481-4698

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