The Food Bank Coalition of San Luis Obispo County will hold its sixth annual Hunger Awareness Day on Friday, June 7, to raise donations to help the organization provide nutritious food to those in need.
The Food Bank’s goal is to raise $150,000 “to meet the ever-growing demand for food assistance in our county,” according to a news release from the organization.
Over the years, county residents have donated $650,000 toward the Food Bank’s vision of a “hunger-free community.”
An estimated 44,000 people in the county suffer from food insecurity, Food Bank officials said. More than 40 percent of the Food Bank’s clients are under the age of 18.
Last year, the organization worked to identify underserved groups and created mobile distributions to cover all corners of the county, including in Cres-ton and California Valley.
Twenty-six donation sites will be set up Friday in various locations around San Luis Obispo County. Residents can donate online or at any Rabobank branch in the county. Checks can be mailed to P.O. Box 2070, Paso Robles, CA, 93447.
More information, including the location of the donation sites, is at http://www.slofoodbank.org/hunger_awareness.php.