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Food For Thought
November is Thanksgiving month, although the observance of Thanksgiving Day doesn't fall this year until November 28th.  Actually every day and every month should be filled with Thanksgiving for those of us who live in paradise.  We are recipients of one of the most beautiful, abundant, and diverse counties in the State of California.  We are small enough to work together to improve the lot of all of our residents.  Yet, we are large enough to provide all the resources we need to accomplish anything we want.  If we work together in the midst of the richness of our differences, we shall turn our challenges into successes.  
We at the Food Bank are particularly grateful for being at the center of a county working together. From donors of time or money (that the Food Bank can leverage ten times over), and the self-giving of over a thousand volunteers, we make nutritious food available and accessible to thousands who would otherwise go without.  Working together makes it happen. Working together is the heart of Thanksgiving.  You can't be grateful and not want to help. I suppose that's why the word says it all:  Thanks-Giving.  Have a very Happy Thanksgiving this year!  
Carl Hansen, Chief Executive Officer 
Apple Tasting
Nutrition Education  

The Food Bank's Nutrition Outreach Manager, Natalie Lovgren,  recently visited the Oak Park YMCA in Paso Robles.  There she led an apple tasting activity using five varieties of locally grown apples harvested through our GleanSLO program.  The children ranging from age 5 to 11 tasted the apples, gave their opinions, voted on their favorites, and learned about the basic nutritional properties of apples.  It was the first of hopefully many interactive sessions with young youth that the Food Bank has planned throughout the county that will work to promote interest in healthy locally-grown fruit.

Gobble, Gobble...Turkey Drive!

Friday, November 22nd 

6:00 AM to 6:30 PM

For every $10 donated, we can purchase 1 turkey! 


The KCOY/Fox 11 Turkey Drive will be held at 3 locations this year!  


Sierra Vista Regional Medical Center
1010 Murray Ave., SLO


189 Niblick Rd., Paso Robles


California Fresh Market 
555 Five Cities Dr., Pismo Beach


How Can You Help? 

1. Donate a turkey at one of our warehouses.


2. Donate your extra turkey from a Buy 1, Get 1 Free Offer through participating grocery stores.


3. Donate online through our secure system. For every $1, we can provide $10 worth of food.


 Our goal is to collect 1,000 turkeys and $20,000. Let's make sure everyone has a special meal on their table this holiday season. To make a monetary donation click here

Pacific Eye Gives Back Challenge 

Help the Food Bank win $50,000 worth of food!

It's easy, just vote! 

Vote online with your Facebook account or in person at Pacific Eye. You can vote everyday until midnight, Thanksgiving Day. The more you vote, the better chance the Food Bank has of winning the grand prize of $5,000! 


Last year we came in a close 2nd, but with your help we can win! Just click on the link and cast your vote EVERYDAY!

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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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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

Produce at Distribution 

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

Season of Hope!
October 14th - December 13th  
Season of Hope  
Join us in making the holiday season a little brighter for our Friends & Neighbors in need.

Kennedy Club Fitness Food Drive

Isn't it always better to GIVE than RECEIVE? Now you can do both! Give 50 items (or more) of non-perishable food items during Kennedy Club Fitness's Annual Food Drive and receive a savings of $50 off your joining fees. Plus the rest of the year free! If you are already a member, give the same and receive $50 off your prepaid annual renewal and a free month, too!


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