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Food for Thought...



Judging solely from their need to ask for food, society would probably say that our recipients are not "well off."  It's a horrible term that judges people from the very narrow perspective of material wealth. Most of our recipients have seen better times by this standard, and may indeed return to those times again.  When they do, they will likely be forever changed. We find our recipients are often the greatest inspiration of our day. They have learned the hard way that being "well off" has little to do with wealth and much to do with wisdom, courage, humility, caring, companionship, and gratitude. One such person is featured in my blog this week. I hope you'll find in his story the joy that he has found which might not have been discovered had he not needed the help of others. He reminds us that it's not about money, but peace of mind and nurturing human relationships.   

Gobble Gobble Turkey Drive

The KCOY/Fox 11 Turkey Drive will be held at 2 locations this year! Join us on Friday, November 16th from 6:00 AM to 6:30 PM at: 

Sierra Vista Regional Medical Center

1010 Murray Ave., SLO


189 Niblick Rd., Paso Robles


Can't make it to the turkey drive, but still want to help feed a family in need this holiday season, here is how you can help:

  • Donate a frozen turkey at one of our warehouses.  Monday - Friday, 8 AM to 3 PM
  • Donate your extra turkey from a Buy 1, Get 1 Free offer through participating grocery stores.
  • Donate online through our secure system. For every $10, we can provide 1 turkey.
  • Your gift is matched by a grant from B. Wayne Hughes up to $20,000

Our goal is to raise 1,000 turkeys and $10,000. Let's  make sure everyone has a special meal on their table this holiday season.

Hope for the Holidays Food Drive
  Hope KCOY   
Double your gift by our matching grant! 
Don't have time to donate at the store, shop online at our VIRTUAL FOOD DRIVE or donate onlineFor every $1 donated, we can provide $10 worth of food.  Your donation will be doubled as Mr. Hughes will match all donations up to $20,000. This special opportunity means that every dollar you donate will go twice as far in helping to provide healthy food to hungry people in our community - on Thanksgiving and throughout the year. 
Helps us provide food for those in need this holiday season, by donating non-perishable items at our green barrels. Barrels are located at every major grocery store in the county. 

Holiday Sponsors
PG&E Gives Back
PG&E employees kicked off the holiday season with a group glean at SLO Creek Farms on November 2nd.  Together they help to glean 790 lbs of apples.  After gleaning, PG&E volunteers handed out wish list during our Hope for the Holidays food drive on November 3rd. The group helped to bring in over 1,400 lbs and collected $122. 
To learn how you can volunteer with GleanSLO or our Hope for the Holidays food drive please contact Jeanine at or (805) 235-1180. 
Thank you to our holiday sponsors
| B. Wayne Hughes, Jr. |
Mr. Hughes will match all donations up to $20,000, so your donation will be doubled! 

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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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A recipient at one of our food distributions recently offered to become a volunteer at the site, stating that it made him feel again like someone who was serving his country by helping others. As we approach Thanksgiving, ... Continue reading...

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? 


John & Turkey

Harvest BagGlean SLOLovin Lunchbox Scouting for Food