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SLO Food Bank calls for donations for Hunger Awareness Day

Posted at 8:24 PM, Jun 04, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-05 00:23:15-04

With Hunger Awareness Day approaching on Friday, the SLO Food Bank is asking community members to consider making a financial donation to help those in need during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Currently, the SLO Food Bank continues its home delivery services to approximately 1,000 households.

The food bank has also partnered with and assists 77 different organizations throughout San Luis Obispo County.

The food bank distributes 35,000-40,000 lbs of food every week throughout the community.

While the food bank is asking for financial donations, it says it is also thankful for businesses that are able to step up during the pandemic.

For the same price as a monthly Netflix subscription, a donation to the food bank provides 84 meals to those struggling with food insecurity, according to SLO Food Bank CEO Garret Olson.

"If they are able to give to the food bank, know that every dollar you give, we turn into four dollars worth of purchasing power," said Olson. "Every dollar you give us will ultimately return in seven meals provided to those who are struggling to get through these challenging times."

Community members can donate to the SLO Food Bank by texting FEED805 to 70-70-70 or visiting the food bank's website.

To see how you can volunteer or to find other ways you can get involved with the SLO Food Bank, click here.