Give a buck on Hunger Awareness Day
June 2, 2010
Volunteers across the county are busy mobilizing at the last minute for Thursday’s 4th annual Hunger Awareness Day, organized by the Food Bank Coalition of San Luis Obispo County.
The concept is both amazingly simple and surprisingly effective. People are being asked to donate one dollar. That’s all–a buck. Drop by one of the following live donation sites on Thursday from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.:
Arroyo Grande: Albertsons
Atascadero: Food4Less and KMart
Cambria: Cambria Drug & Gift
Cayucos: Post Office
Los Osos: Ralph’s
Morro Bay: Albertsons
Paso Robles: Scolari’s, Food4Less, and Wal Mart
Pismo Beach: 5 Cities Outlets
San Luis Obispo: First Bank and Food4Less
Santa Margarita: Seven Sisters Trading Post
Shell Beach: Shell Beach Surf Shop
The goal for Hunger Awareness Day is to raise $250,000, all for county residents. The need is greater than ever, according to Cathy Enns of the Food Bank Coalition.
“We have about 40,000 people in the county who either go hungry on a regular basis or aren’t sure when or where they’ll get their next meal. And almost 40 percent of them are children.”
Every dollar donated on Hunger Awareness Day translates into ten pounds of food.
People can also text FEEDUS to 20222 to make a ten dollar donation.