The SLO Hep C Project operates its own Food Pantry, which supplies clients with canned goods, dry goods and toiletries. Since most of our clients are living on very limited incomes, finding ways to stretch dollars is very important. With food from the pantry, a client does not have to spend as much at the grocery store each month. This successful program provides the equivalent of 2,000 meals to our clients per month!
How Can You Help?
We are constantly in need of items to stock our pantry shelves. You may see us in front of local grocery stores that host our Food Drives. If you do, please pick up a flyer and purchase a few items while you are shopping that will help replenish our inventory. we also need volunteers to help us distribute flyers during the drives.
You can always drop food off at the ASN office. Click here for our list of items that are always in demand. Items that are not on our list are also gratefully accepted.
If you have a vegetable garden with an over-abundance of crops, you can donate those fresh items to our pantry. Donations early in the week are gone by the weekend!
Personal Food Drives
We have several volunteers who have developed their own food drives for us. By contacting their friends, family members, club members or church groups, they collect food independently as often as once a month and bring it in to our office.
Some donors “charge admission” at social functions by asking their guests to bring an item of food for the Food Pantry!
Even with all of the food donations we receive, we still need to augment our Food Pantry by shopping for many of the items that seem to fly out the door. Your designated donation to our Food Pantry will help us underwrite the cost of our food purchases.
We partner with the San Luis Obispo County Food Bank to help supply our pantry.