Visit this link for a comprehensive calendar of 2017 neighborhood food distributions as well as a list of local pantries and meals that are open to the public from the SLO County Food Bank.
Enroll for CalFresh Benefits
Three new flyers are available to help families enroll for CalFresh benefits. The SLO County Department of Social Services has developed these flyers to give families information about applying online, eligibility, and the verifications needed to apply. Please download and share this information widely! CalFresh Verifications Flyer (English/Spanish) MyBenefits CalWIN Online Enrollment Brochure (English/Spanish) CalFresh College Student Flyer (English/Spanish)
What Size is Your Plate?
We recently learned this startling fact: dinner plates have grown in size over the last century by 3 inches, holding double the amount of food! Want to help your family control how much food they eat? Use your salad plates as dinner plates. Pass this tip on to the families you work with, as well.
Family Resource Centers can help with non-medical needs too, such as food, clothing, and shelter.
As the days get warmer, it's a good time to remind everyone to Rethink Your Drink. Instead of reaching for the sodas and diet drinks, try water, bubbly water, unsweetened iced teas, or make your own spa water. Here's a compelling poster you can download and share with your families to explain how much sugar different drinks contain: