Today, the new reality is that people of all backgrounds are struggling to feed themselves and their families. Coupled with an all-time low for job security, hunger is the unfortunate reality for too many.
A case in point: San Luis Obispo County, California. Here, the pandemic caused levels of hunger to rise by more than 150 percent, and more families than ever rely on food banks. Thankfully, the SLO Food Bank plays a huge role in the community and has become a savior for many.
Who is the SLO Food Bank?
The SLO Food Bank is situated in San Luis Obispo, California. They work to alleviate hunger in the county and build a healthier community.
Despite having a small team of only 30 staff, the food bank aims to support over 70,000 local people. This is due to the kindness and generosity of around 250 volunteers who help every month.
How are they fighting hunger?
Due to the determination of the staff and volunteers, the SLO Food Bank tackles the issue of hunger in many ways.
First, they can achieve economies of scale by creating seven nutritious meals for every dollar donated. As a result, they can maximize the number of people served.
Second, they have several programs that aim to serve the most vulnerable communities. For example, they provide summer breakfast for children, and markets for senior citizens.
Third, they don’t just serve food, they serve nutritious food. This is essential for keeping people healthy and well supported.
Above all else, the SLO Food Bank works tirelessly to help its community become hunger-free.
How AnswerForce customers are helping
Thanks to the continuous support of our customers we are delighted to be able to support the SLO Food Bank. As part of the Giving Back program, AnswerForce has become a ‘Supporting Sponsor’ joining them as an ally in the fight against hunger.
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AnswerForce supports the SLO Food Bank in San Luis Obispo, California.