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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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
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.