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Food For Thought
Greetings!  
 
Even with a recovering economy, the number of people in our county needing help is rising. There are more people living with food insecurity than ever, as poverty levels rise.  1 in 5 of our children belongs to a poor family, most of them working hard in low-paying jobs to survive.  As you will see in this newsletter, we are increasing our outreach to the community to meet these needs, thanks to our donors and several new grants we have received.  We are seeking solutions to help people eat healthy and better their chances of successful lives.  If you'd like to help us, give us a call or visit our website.  Time, money, and talent make a difference in this world.  You will make a difference by joining your resources with ours. 

 

Carl Hansen, Chief Executive Officer 
Hunger Walk
HW 2013
Saturday, September 21st 
Check-in @ 1 PM 
Walk @ 2 PM 
 
It's time to register for  2013 Hunger Walk!
Register as an individual, a team or a business at www.slofoodbank.org/hunger_walk.php 

We have 4 walk locations:  
NORTH COUNTY - Atascadero Lake Park

SAN LUIS OBISPO - St. Stephen's Episcopal Church
SOUTH COUNTY- Elm St. Park, Arroyo Grande 
COASTAL COMMUNITIES - St. Timothy's, Morro Bay

 

Can't join the walk? 

You can still make a donation to the Hunger Walk and help make a difference.

 

We are also excited to announce our new personalized fundraising page! This page allows you to collect online donations from your Facebook friends and email contacts, as well as friends and family. Be sure to register for the the walk first! 

Walking
Welcome Our New Staff 
 
Aracely Aceves Lozano,
Bilingual CalFresh Program Coordinator
 

I hold a B.S. in Psychology with an Academic Minor in Spanish from Cal Poly. I recently finished a 10 month service term with AmeriCorps VIP in San Luis Obispo County, successfully completing 1700 hours at the Boys & Girls Club of North San Luis Obispo County. I am very excited to be a part of the Food Bank Coalition of San Luis Obispo County as a step toward my personal mission of social justice and community empowerment. My position allows me to pursue this goal through advocacy for clients and education about the program to the general community. 

 

Cindy Monterrosa,
Bilingual CalFresh Program Coordinator

  

I am a recent graduate from California State University, Northridge holding a B.A. in Liberal Studies and a minor in Psychology. While at Cal State Northridge I made it a priority to be an agent of change on campus as well as in the community. Unified We Serve, AmeriCorps, and the CSUN Helpline are just a few of the organizations which granted me the opportunities to keep this priority. Now as a member of the Food Bank and a CalFresh Program Coordinator my priority lies in empowering, educating, and advocating for CalFresh clients. I'm looking forward to the many wonderful changes my position will bring to the residents of San Luis Obispo County. 
2nd Annual Radio-A-Thon
 
The 2nd annual Coast Cares For Our Neighbors In Need will take place on Friday, September 13th from 6 AM to 6 PM on Coast 101.3 FM. You can become a "Friend of the Food Bank", by charging $20/month to your credit card for a year. We will be giving away great prizes! 
 
We are also looking for volunteers to help answer the phones throughout the day. Please contact Megan at mchicoine@slofoodbank.org if you are interested
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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

Check Presentations 

At the Vina Robles concert, the Sammy Hagar Family Foundation donated $2,500 to the Food Bank. This will provide $25,000 worth of food to those in need in our community. 

The Bank of America Foundation selected the Food Bank to receive $5,000 to purchase fresh produce for our direct distribution program. This will help us provide up to 50% nutritious fruits and vegetables. 

Blog for Thought

The Business Page of the Tribune on 9/11/13 carried this headline: "Rich-poor divide widest since 1920s." The Associated Press article revealed that in 2012, 48.2 percent of total earnings went to only 10% of the population, and since the Great ... Continue reading →...

 

Hunger Facts 

 

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

1 in 6 reach out for help. 

 

44,000 of your neighbors are hungry. 

 

Every $1 donated provides  $10
worth of food. 

 

Your donation

stays in SLO County. 

 

40% of Food Bank recipients are under the age of
18.

Produce at Distribution 

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

 

Register Today! 

Hunger Walk 

Sept. 21st 

Check-in @ 1 PM

Walk @ 2 PM 

   

Top Fundraising School wins
ZOO TO YOU
prize!

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