SLO Food Bank
Information about food distributions and for information on school meals throughout the county can be found on the SLO Food Bank website. Please visit the Food Bank Locator website or contact the SLO Food Bank at (805) 238-4664.
South County Food Distribution Programs
South County Food Distribution Programs
Meals for Seniors
  • Meals that Connect has meals served Monday through Friday, 12:00 - 1:00 PM for individuals aged 60+. Call 805-927-1268 for more information

State Food Programs

  • CalFresh – CalFresh is California's food stamps (SNAP) program. Apply to get up to $194 a month per household member on an EBT card. Apply online in 10 minutes at GetCalFresh.org
  • WIC – If you or someone you know has been financially affected by recent events and are pregnant, just had a baby or have children under the age of five, WIC is accepting applications for new families and is here to help provide healthy foods and other resources. Eligible families, dads, grandparents and foster parents caring for eligible children should contact the:
    • North County: 237-3065
    • South County: 473-7130
    • San Luis Obispo & Coastal: 781-5570
    • Text SLOWIC to 85511
 Good Neighbor Programs
 The Community Foundation
In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Foundation has opened its Disaster Support Fund and will waive all administrative fees to provide urgent assistance to organizations working in the impacted communities.
 Faith-Based Organizations  
  •  Atascadero Bible Church: Any community needs or assistance, volunteers willing to provide transportation, deliveries, food assistance or counseling services. 6625 Atascadero Ave (805) 466-2051 seven days a week; www.ABCChurch.org
  • Atascadero First Assembly of God Church-volunteers available to assist community members (805) 466-2626
  • Atascadero Loaves and Fishes: Food pantry open weekdays 1-3 pm at 5411 El Camino Real, Atascadero; call ahead at (805) 461-1504 or email contact@atascadero.loaves.org before coming, volunteer will meet you at your car
  • Paso Robles Community Church: Care program to assist with groceries, meals, prescriptions etc. Call (805) 423-1054 to request.
  • Second Baptist Church: Contact Pastor Garry Jordan for assistance, gjajordan@yahoo.com, (805) 451-3841
  • Paso Robles Loaves and Fishes: Contact Maria, msabi@loavesandfishespaso.org or call (805) 238-4742

Stand Strong 24 Hour Crisis Line: (805) 781-6400 -24/7 support

  • Formerly known as the Women’s Shelter Program of San Luis Obispo County, Stand Strong supports survivors and end domestic violence in San Luis Obispo County. ​If you are in immediate danger, call 911. Ask for an Emergency Protective Order (EPO) when the police arrive.​ If you are not in immediate danger and would like to talk to a trained crisis counselor, or if you are interested in information about your options, call our 24-hour Crisis & Information Line at (805) 781-6400. This line is staffed around the clock by crisis counselors who will listen, help you make a plan, direct you to resources, or connect you to the Emergency Safe House if needed.​ If you are concerned about a friend or family member, you can call the crisis line as well. The crisis counselor will discuss your options and direct you to resources for your loved one.​
  • Stand Strong Website

 RISE Crisis Line: 855-886-RISE (7473) -24/7 support

  • RISE is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization that provides crisis intervention and treatment services to survivors of sexual and intimate partner violence and their loved ones. All services are provided confidentially, at low or no cost, to anyone regardless of age, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, religion, or ability. All crisis services are available in Spanish and English.
  • RISE website