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Food Bank Coalition of San Luis Obispo County


  • Organization TypeImplementing NGO, Advocacy NGO
  • Staff26-50
  • HeadquartersUnited States
  • Founded1989
Hunger Free Communities Grant The Food Bank applied through the USDA for a Hunger Free Communities Grant to help us access more local produce to feed their local food insecure persons and families. Only nine of these grants were issued in 2011 throughout the United States. The USDA responded by offering a Planning Grant that would allow us to: Conduct research necessary to utilize local produce effectively, support local agriculture, and understand hunger better in their county; Form an ongoing Food Policy Council which they are calling the SLO County Food System Coalition, to continue to monitor food needs in the county and help plan strategically for the future; and Develop a plan to fight hunger in SLO County, which is now completed and called Paradox of Plenty (PDF). SLO County Food System Coalition The San Luis Obispo Food System Coalition is a collaborative organization bringing together stakeholders from broad and often conflicting perspectives for the purpose of discovering shared interests, common goals, and mutually agreed action plans that serve the common good and provide for low-income persons who do not have access on a regular basis to nutritious food. To learn more click here. If you belong to an organization that you believe should be represented in the Food System Coalition, please contact us. Meetings are held quarterly, with the Administrative Committee meeting one additional time each quarter and work groups based upon their goals meeting as necessary. Hunger in San Luis Obispo County There are 46,000 San Luis Obispo County residents who struggle with hunger and unfortunately the majority are those who are most vulnerable: children and seniors. 40% are children and teens, 18 years and younger 20% are seniors, often on a fixed income Many are working parents who are faced with choosing to pay for utility bills or buy groceries for their families Maps of each each city/community by income level to help you see where the lowest income neighborhoods are located county wide. To view maps click here » (Maps were created by Cal Poly Professor Ellen Burke, using 2015 block level census data.) Hunger in California Hard choices must be made between buying food and meeting such basic needs as housing, medicine, transportation, or childcare. Food insecurity disproportionately affects children and seniors. While the impact of hunger is not always obvious, its effects are present in nearly all of their communities and classrooms. 1 in 7 households face food insecurity* every day 6.5 million Californians struggling with food insecurity 1 out of every 4 California kids may go to bed hungry each night Hunger in America 1 in 4 children in rural America live in food insecure* households 76% of educators say their students often show up hungry 16.2 million children in America struggle with hunger 1 in 6 American households (17.2 percent) said in 2014 that there had been times over the past 12 months that they didn’t have enough money to buy food that they or their families needed Hunger Has a Cure Join the Food Bank in their mission to alleviate hunger by giving food, funds or time. No matter how you choose to get involved, your efforts make an impact. Everyone can do something to fight hunger in their community. Visit their Ways to Give page to learn how you can help. Resources California Association of Food Banks: Home page / Resources California Food Policy Advocates: Home page / Resources Feeding America: Home page / Resources Food Research and Action Center: Home page / Resources Hunger Free Communities Plan Background: PDF Map the Meal Gap 2017: PDF Paradox of Plenty: Executive Summary: PDF Paradox of Plenty: Final Report: PDF Share Our Strength No Kid Hungry: Home page / Resources United States Department of Agriculture: Home page / Resources USDA Economic Research Service: Home page / Resources USDA Food and Nutrition Service: Home page / Resources SLO County Age Distribution: PDF SLO County Income Level & Food Bank Distributions: PDF

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    • United States (headquarters)
    • San Luis Obispo
    • 1180 Kendall Rd.