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Good news about first-graders at St. Patrick’s School and the Food Bank

First-grade students at St. Patrick School display items they brought to donate to a program that supports local youth living with mental illness. With the class at left in the back is Jill Bolster-White, executive director of Transitions-Mental Health Association, and teacher Monica Reichmuth, right.
First-grade students at St. Patrick School display items they brought to donate to a program that supports local youth living with mental illness. With the class at left in the back is Jill Bolster-White, executive director of Transitions-Mental Health Association, and teacher Monica Reichmuth, right.

Arroyo Grande

St. Patrick School’s first-grade students recently teamed up with Transitions-Mental Health Association to collect items for local youth living with mental illness.

Students were encouraged to bring art supplies, kitchenware, toiletries, sheets and other donations to benefit the minors in T-MHA’s Youth Treatment Program. The items donated are used in the program to help youth learn through art, play and social interaction.

The free program offers services to minors with social and behavioral problems.

SLO County

The Food Bank Coalition of San Luis Obispo County has received a $9,000 grant from the Community Foundation San Luis Obispo County.

The grant will be used to provide fresh, locally rescued produce to low-income senior living facilities and senior centers on a monthly basis.

Wide assortments of produce options are set up like traditional farmers markets, enabling seniors to hand-pick fruits and vegetables of their choosing.

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