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Food for Thought

Can you imagine what the world would be like if hunger went unmet?  While we alone can't make that happen world-wide, if every community in the world tackles hunger locally, it will happen.  The Food Bank Coalition imagines a hunger-free community every day.  We not only imagine, but we plan for that day.  We do our homework.  We seek collaboration with others who want to drive the scourge of hunger from our midst.  We strive to educate and inspire the community to help us build the capacity to meet the challenge of hunger.  Then we roll up our sleeves and get down to work.  As a community, we will end hunger in SLO County and provide access to healthy food for every person, young and old, who would otherwise go hungry.  Each Hunger Awareness Day we are closer to that reality.

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Friday, June 7th will be our 6th annual Hunger Awareness Day.  Over the years, you have helped us raise $650,000 toward the vision of a hunger-free community.  You have helped us reach most of the 44,000 people in our county who suffer from food insecurity, 40% of them children.  Simply by donating a dollar or more to one of our 26 donation sites throughout the county on June 7th, mailing a check, going to our website, or at any SLO County Rabobank location, you become part of this vision on its way to reality.   


Hunger Awareness Day is about your feet and hands working together at home, your workplace, your place of worship or service club to touch, and yes, to change the lives of those who lack the basic resources to provide healthy food for their families.


Food Banks have a very special role to play in a community with this vision.  We obtain food very efficiently through donations, cooperative purchasing, and local gleaning.  We benefit from thousands of hours of donated time from hundreds of volunteers.  We have the capacity to contract with government programs available to our county in its own fight on our behalf to challenge hunger in our midst.  Putting this all together, for every dollar donated, we can provide $10 worth of healthy food to your neighbors in need. 


Carl Hansen 

Chief Executive Officer 

Feeding Young Minds & Bodies  
For the second year in a row, SESLOC Federal Credit Union campaigned for our Lovin Lunchbox program during the month of April. "Lovin' Lunchbox is our fastest growing program, responding to the unmet need of children in our community. We are so grateful for the generous donations from SESLOC and their members", said Carl Hansen.  The 2013 campaign collected  $10,344. The Atascadero branch even had a customer walk in and donate $1,000! Thank you SESLOC and your loyal members, this generous donation will help feed thousands of children in need. 
CalFresh Forum
Cal Fresh    
May 22, 2013 - 8:30 AM to 12:00 PM 
San Luis Obispo Mission Hall 
751 Palm St.
Join partner agencies from San Luis Obispo County to learn: 
  • How to promote, enroll and advocate for increased participation in this valuable program.
  • How YOU can play a key role in improving access to healthy, nutritious food for ALL people. 
  • About myths and truths regarding immigration issues and CalFresh first hand from a U.S. Immigration Official. 
Space is limited, please RSVP by May 15th to:
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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 
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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. 


 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? 



Friday, June 7th  





  MLK 2012  Teens @ WorkHarvest BagGlean SLO