Now more than ever, our neighbors are relying on the support of our local food banks for access to wholesome nutrition. Even prior to the current COVID and economic crisis, 1 in 6 people in SLO County and 1 in 4 in Santa Barbara County struggled with food insecurity. Many of those in need are seniors and children.
Throughout May, we invited members to join us in ending hunger in our community by supporting the SLO Food Bank and the Food Bank of Santa Barbara County. Thanks to the food banks’ networks of community partners, each dollar donated translates into about 8 meals to support our food insecure neighbors. The combined efforts of SESLOC members, employees, and the credit union resulted in the fundraising of over $35,000 to benefit these worthy organizations.