SESLOC hosted a fundraiser for local food banks in May for the second year in a row. SESLOC, employees, and members raised over $14,000 combined for the SLO Food Bank and Food Bank of Santa Barbara County. Each dollar donated buys enough food for 8 meals, thanks to the Food Banks’ network of partners.
Over the last year, our local food banks have doubled their distribution in our communities. Even before the pandemic, 1 in 6 people in SLO County and 1 in 4 in Santa Barbara County struggle with food insecurity, and many of those in need are seniors and children. In addition to distributing food and finding creative ways to bridge the hunger gap, our food banks also provide nutritional education to promote healthier communities.