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Food For Thought
Greetings!  
 
Merry, happy, joy, peace, hope - these are some of the words that we use to describe this time of year. Isn't it ironic that such feelings are associated with the darkest, coldest, and harshest weather of the year? I've been thinking a lot about that lately. Our holiday theme this year at the Food Bank has been about Hope.  What does Hope have to do with food? Why does a person stressed because of the harshness they live with every day become hopeful (as we claim) when they receive nutritious food from a caring neighbor?  I'd like to share some thoughts with you if you'd like to read my blog this month.  And don't be afraid to add your own thoughts in response! Happy Holidays to all! 
 
Carl Hansen, Chief Executive Officer  
 
Albertson Dinners! 
  
Did you donate during Albertson's holiday giving campaign? The campaign raised over 600 holiday dinners complete with a fully cooked turkey, mashed potatoes, stuffing, gravy, and a pack of Hawaiian rolls. What a great way to make sure a family in need has a hot nutritious and delicious holiday meal! Our sincere thanks to Albertson's stores across the county and the  gracious members of our community. 
Pacific Eye Challenge  It's official the Food Bank came in 2nd in the Pacific Eye Gives Back Challenge and we won $2,225!! With that, we will be able to provide $22,250 worth of food. We want to personally thank everyone who voted and helped us win! A big thank you to Pacific Eye for choosing us again this year to be a partner in their challenge. 
Turkey Drive Wrap Up

Thank you to everyone who supported us during the 10th Annual Turkey Drive. This year was our greatest year yet and it could not have been accomplished without the wonderful support of our community. 
 
We are VERY excited to announce that this year we raised over $27,000 and 700 turkey's

 

Thank you to our sponsors: 

PG&E 

Sierra Vista

Albertson's, Paso Robles 

California Fresh Market, Pismo Beach

Mid American Solar 

Welcome Our New Staff 
 

Tim Parker, North County Warehouse Manager

I studied History and Philosophy at Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo, before spending several years in the Central Coast's wine industry. While working in the private sector, I felt a growing desire to affect social change in my efforts and was blessed with the opportunity to begin working for The Food Bank Coalition earlier this year. I am truly excited to be involved with an organization that helps meet the needs of my friends and neighbors in San Luis Obispo County and I look forward to supporting the growth and efficiency of our programs, as well as working with the many wonderful staff and volunteers who make them possible. 

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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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Blog for Thought
12-17-2013 17:31:11 PM

As mild as the weather in our county is, we do have our seasons, especially in north county. We have been in the midst of a cold spell recently. It makes us think of those in our midst who have ... 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? 

 

 Thank you Golden One Credit Union for donating $5,000 to the Hope for the Holidays Campaign

 

 

 

Thank you Katcho Achadjian, Frank Mecham, Jim Oates & Debbie Arnold for donating $500 to the Food Bank! 

 

Summer Feeding 2013

2013 SESLOC