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$30,000 grant helps Food Bank serve more than 125,000 breakfasts to SLO County kids

A summer school student enjoys her breakfast, thanks to the Food Bank Coalition of San Luis Obispo County’s Summer Breakfast Bag program.
A summer school student enjoys her breakfast, thanks to the Food Bank Coalition of San Luis Obispo County’s Summer Breakfast Bag program.

San Luis Obispo County

The Food Bank Coalition of San Luis Obispo County served more than 125,000 breakfasts to kids this summer, thanks to a $30,000 grant from Hunger Is, a joint charitable program of the Albertsons Companies Foundation and the Entertainment Industry Foundation.

The Food Bank’s Summer Breakfast Bag program provided one month’s worth of healthy breakfast items, nutrition information and fun recipes in a reusable bag for each participating child. The breakfast bags were delivered to high need locations serving families with children.

“Transportation is a real barrier for low-income families in rural areas without grocery stores nearby, especially during the summer months when kids are home during the day. Breakfast Bags are a great way of getting a large volume of healthy food to children and teens in the more rural and remote areas of our County, said Jen Miller, Director of Programs at the Food Bank Coalition of San Luis Obispo County.

Paso Robles

One Cool Earth received a donation of $11,700 from Niner Wine Estates. These funds will support the Earth Genius Program to create school gardens that grow healthy, happy, smart students. Niner raised the funds through the sale of its Mystery Box, donating all proceeds to support school gardens.

One Cool Earth is a 501(c)3 nonprofit that works exclusively in San Luis Obispo County. The nonprofit’s Earth Genius program builds, teaches in and sustains school gardens throughout the county.

One Cool Earth has set a goal of supporting all 43 public elementary schools by 2020. For more information about One Cool Earth or to donate or volunteer, visit www.onecoolearth.org.

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