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Food for Thought
Some foods can be harmful to us. As allergies can cause certain foods to kill those who are allergic to them, a number of foods are harmful to our health and while we may not have an immediate adverse reaction, they have the same effect of killing us over a longer period of time. As much as we may enjoy these foods, we need to know how much we can tolerate safely, and apart from that, treat them as poison. 

The Food bank Coalition recently adopted a Nutrition Policy because the population we serve is particularly
vulnerable to foods that are not good for them. 40% of our recipients are children, and 15% are seniors. we want to make sure that what we give them is helpful to their bodies, not harmful. Foods low in salt, sugar, and fat, are best for us at any age. 

For more information about the policy checkout our blog!
Volunteers Needed!
Strawberry Fest   
The Arroyo Grande Strawberry Festival was named the place to be on Memorial Day Weekend by Sunset Magazine! As one of California's largest festivals and premiere festival on the Central Coast this family-style event brings together thousands of visitors and residents to enjoy activities and entertainment. 

The Food Bank along with Harvest Food Pantry will be hosting a booth to promote Hunger Awareness Day! We need volunteers on Saturday & Sunday. If you are interested, please contact Norma Gaddis at (805) 503-9129 or at 

Stamp Out Hunger 
Stamp Out Hunger
This year's "Stamp Out Hunger" food drive is a community service hosted by your USPS letter carriers on Saturday, May 11! This marks the 21 st anniversary of this nationwide food drive, where you can donate food to help local families in need. Helping out is as easy as 1-2-3.


1. Fill a bag with non-perishable items from
our most-needed foods list.


2. Leave the bag by your mailbox on Saturday morning on May 11, by 9 am.
3. Your letter carrier will take care of delivering the bags to the Food Bank Coalition
or one of the agencies it serves.
Last year, the food drive picked up more than 70 million pounds of non-perishable food donations throughout the United States, which brought the grand total from more than two decades of collections to 1.2 billion pounds. 
Mormon Helping Hands
Helping Hands 2013  
Mormon Helping Hands is teamed up with the Food Bank Coalition of SLO County to stock the organization's shelves with over 15,000 lbs of food. This food drive couldn't have happened at a better time because our shelves are leaner this time of year. During Spring and Summer hunger isn't on the radar of most and people typically want to help around the holidays. We feed our struggling neighbors 365 days a year.   

Wearing their trademark yellow T-shirts, the volunteers from the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints collected, sorted food donation and made repairs. 
Crews worked at the San Luis Obispo County Food Bank in Oceano where they sealed the parking lot, remodeled the bathroom, fixed the loading dock for delivery trucks, built shelves, rolling tables and venting for a generator.  They even built picnic tables for our summer lunch program giving hungry children a nice place to sit while they enjoy a nutritious meal.
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AG Strawberry Festival
Stamp Out Hunger
Mormon Helping Hands
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

Hunger Facts 


Last year, the Food Bank collected and distributed 5.4 million pounds of food. 

1 in 6 reach out for help. 



of your neighbors are hungry. 


$1 donated provides


worth of food. 


Your donation


in SLO County. SFSP


40% of Food Bank recipients are under the age of

Produce at Distribution 

Did you know that 48% of what we distribute is fresh produce? 



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