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Donation to Food Bank Coalition stretches into the New Year

Posted: Friday, Jan 25th, 2013

A $20,000 dollar-for-dollar single donation helped generate 280,000 nutritious meals for San Luis Obispo County from Thanksgiving to Christmas. Courtesy photos.

PASO ROBLES — For most of us, eating, whether it be a simple rushed lunch break or a big family feast, is a given, like clockwork. And in an area like San Luis Obispo County, it can be easy to assume our neighbors are on the same set schedule. But for the surprisingly large homeless, impoverished or food insecure segment of the county, the next mealtime is a painfully uncertain thing.

During the recent holiday season, however, while many complained of over-indulging, the hungry of SLO County found food readily available.

“Thanks to the largest-ever donation-matching gift in the organization’s history, the Food Bank Coalition of San Luis Obispo County raised nearly $60,000 in the recent KCOY-TV Hope for the Holidays Food Drive," said Food Bank Executive Director Carl Hansen.

For the complete article see the 01-25-2013 issue.

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