The Food Bank serves 30,000 people/month, so they rock! They could feed even more by spreading the word even more widely about their services.
They are very nice to the volunteers and clear with what they want us to do. They are helping the slo community out a lot!
Great customer service. Had an awesome time helping out, the employees were so nice. The process went very smoothly. And it was an overall great experience!
the food bank is extremely helpful and the staff on site is very warm and welcoming and helps with all of your questions and needs. the instructions are clear and i couldn't ask for more
The nonprofit does a great job of having friendly employees and are great at encouraging us to volunteer! The work is easy and fun in this environment.
A professional organization that helps 30,000 people a month have healthy food- Half is fresh produce donated from local farmers! Everyone should have access to food.
It is amazing to see how many charitable people in our community support the food bank either through volunteer hours or monetary donations. The Food Bank Coalition of SLO County brings healthy food to people in every corner of the county. They even go to CA Valley which is a food desert- no grocery stores. This food is an important safety net for people who are making low wages and paying high rents.
The whole FOOD BANK concept is a winner for the community...a place to secure and store food for all the local non profits and churchs to distribute. OUR local FOOD BANK is a modal for unity, fairness and inovation in ENDING HUNGER.
As a volunteer and board member for almost 20 years I am always amazed at the efficient model of Food Banks...to collect and store food, to be a "supermarket" for local non profits who reach out to end local food insecurity. You should be assured that our local SLO Food Bank, now in its new warehouse, is one of the best rule organization I know of. You can trust that your donation will be used and leveraged to meet our mission to end local hunger. Come and see! Your welcome to come and carefully evaluate our programs as you decide where to volunteer or donate locally.
They make their volunteers feel valued and welcome. They have lots of work for us and are always open to ideas. Great folks doing important work!
They work efficiently and with smiles. They have great organization and ensure that everyone is well fed.
Absolutely committed to their mission and to the betterment of the community. Great supportive partner.
They are serving large numbers at low cost. More public information about some of their lesser known activities.
I have been a Board Member of this charity for 3 1/2 years. Our new warehouse allows us to feed the hungry throughout the entire county of San Luis Obispo. We support over 90 agencies, such as food pantries, as well as doing direct food distribution from our fleet of trucks.
We provide this food for children and seniors and those in between. Some of these people are working poor that are employed but still cannot afford housing and healthy food. We make a difference to these people as we provide healthy food including fresh fruit and vegetables.
I am proud to support the Food Bank with my own donations. It is a fine organization and well worth your donations.
I have been a donor and volunteer with 2 other Food Banks, one in San Jose, California and another in St George, Utah. As a volunteer, donor and board member of the Food Bank Coalition of San Luis Obispo County I am amazed at the breath and depth of its programs for children to seniors and geographically from San Miguel to Nipomo.
The Food Bank provides food to about 120 non profit agencies in the county in addition to direct distribution to children and seniors as well as direct distributions to areas of the county that are not covered by non profit agencies.
After significant growth under the direction of Carl Hansen for 11 years, Carl has retired and a new CEO has been hired. Kevin Drabinski will build on past success and lead the Food Bank into its exciting future.
I highly recommend the Food Bank Coalition of San Luis Obispo County and suggest that your donor dollars will make an impact on the lives of the needy of San Luis Obispo County.
The Slo food bank does an amazing job of providing clients with fresh produce. I have volunteered for several years with GleanSlo which harvests backyard and farm produce for local families. They are incredibly organized and have a diverse base of volunteers including kids, high school and college students, stay at home parents and retirees.
The Food Bank coalition does a fantastic job of providing food to underserved families in our community. In addition, they provide edu pride to both recipients and volunteers. Best of all, they keep their organization costs minimal so money goes where it is needed.
Volunteering with the SLO Food Bank is fantastic. They are so well organized that you know the time you are volunteering is making a meaningful impact. They are super with both adult aychild volunteers. I highly recommend this wonderful organization!
The fact that 30,000 people receive supplemental food each month motivates me to give. The fact that over half is fresh produce keeps me giving. Excellent staff and mission.
What a great organization and a great cause! I recently took a tour of the new San Luis Obispo food distribution facility and offices. Everyone in San Luis Obispo county should be proud of such a first rate facility and staff. What better cause than to feed the hungry in our community. I would advocate for anyone wanting to make a difference in our community to contact the Food Bank. Joe Simonin
An essence of life is healthy food! The SLO County Food Bank provides such a commodity to the most vulnerable members of our community. A dollar donation is converted to over $ 10 dollars in healthy and nutritious food that helps alleviate hunger in San Luis Obispo County.
Hello, my name is Paula and I am a Volunteer at the Food Bank. I work at the front desk, so there is filing, phone answering and just in general meet and greeting of other volunteers and employees. I work directly with Malinda...what a joy this gal is! The knowledge and compassion that she has of this organization is amazing, such a delight. Also working along side Caroline,our Community Outreach/Volunteer Coordinator, watching and listening to her interact with the other volunteers face to face or setting up programs on the phone is truly a young women who enjoys what she does and smiles all the way thru it! This non-profit is more than I ever thought, this is a all round 'Community Gathering' of helping and being there for all people in San Luis Obispo County...BRAVO to this organization!
I am proud to say I have been working at the Food Bank for over 9 years. It's an amazing organization with the most incredible team and volunteers. No one should go hungry and the SLO County Food Bank is working tirelessly to make sure everyone has access to nutritious food!
I have worked for the Food Bank Coalition for over a year and a half. I am so thankful to have a job that everyday is working to benefit children, seniors, families, and individuals, that are food insecure in our community. This is done by an incredible staff that make coming to work each day a joy, thousands of dedicated volunteers, and supportive community partners who believe in our organization's mission. Being able to say that you truly love what you do each day is something that I am so fortunate to be able to feel each and everyday. Our organization is a true non-profit, doing good honest work for others in need.
I have had the honor to work with and for the Food Bank Coalition of San Luis Obispo County.
My husband and I first began working with the Food Bank when we planted a few extra rows of produce indenting to donate the extra crop to the Food Bank. We loved knowing our produce was going to residents in our county who had a hard time putting food on the table. The Food Bank invited us to participate and witness a Children's Farmers Market, allowing us to see directly where the produce was going.
I have worked for the Food Bank for a little less than a year now and I am continuously impressed at the heart and soul this company has.
Every employee has the same committed to feeding our community, it is a wonderful and inspiring workplace.
I have had the honor of working at the Food Bank for over 5 years now. From start to finish, even after all this time, I am amazed at the process of getting food in and out of our warehouse and to families that are in need.
I am very proud to be part of such a wonderful cause. It is extremely rewarding to see the direct impact we have on those we serve. Also, it's great to see that nutrition is the top priority.