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Community Services - Food Distribution

A Collaboration to End Homelessness

The 5Cities Homeless Coalition is continually working with local service providers, the faith community, service groups, and community leaders to assess current services and opportunities for collaboration to provide for immediate needs (not currently being met) that lead toward self-sufficiency. Below is an updated compilation of resources available in southern San Luis Obispo County.

For additional inquiries about services provided in south county, please contact our office.

Five Cities Christian Women

Food Pantry

  • Fresh produce, meat, and groceries
  • Receive services up to 2x/month
Hours:
  • Monday-Friday 2-3:30pm
Contact information:
  • 805-473-3368
Address:

946 Rockaway Ave
Grover Beach, CA 93433
United States

35.1200795, -120.6198547

Food Bank Coalition of San Luis Obispo County

The SLO Food Bank is a centralized warehouse that stores and distributes donated perishable and nonperishable food items to other nonprofit organizations as well as directly to low-income people.

For a list of all food distribution sites visit www.slofoodbank.org (Click on the “Find Food” tab)

Contact information:
  • 805-238-4664
Address:

1180 Kendall Rd.
San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
United States

35.2379438, -120.6310454

New Life Community Church U-Pick

The NewLife U-Pick Pantry allows you to choose the items that best suit your needs, including fresh fruits and vegetables and other refrigerated items.

Pantry is across the street from the main New Life Church Campus on Crest way, behind the Pismo Beach Post Office. It is recommended to park by the basketball courts on the medical plaza side of the building.

 

 

Hours:
  • Tuesdays 6-7:30pm
  • Wednesdays 10am-12pm
  • Thursdays 1:30-3:30pm
Contact information:
  • 805-489-3254
Address:

990 James Way
Pismo Beach, CA 93449
United States

35.1357295, -120.6086405

Nipomo Food Basket

Food Pantry

Requirements: Must show proof of Nipomo residency

Hours:
  • Mon, Tues, Thurs, Fri 10-1pm
Contact information:
  • 805-619-7681
Address:

197 W. Tefft Street
Nipomo, CA 93444
United States

35.0412876, -120.4782321

Salvation Army

Emergency Food

  • Bread & Fresh Produce available once-a-week
  • Grocery Assistance available once every 30 days
  • Diapers available every 2 weeks

Requirements: For those 18 and older, please bring photo I.D.; for those 17 and younger, please bring birth certificate, report card, MediCal card, etc.

Hours:
  • Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays 10am-2pm
Contact information:
  • 805-481-0278
Address:

1550 W. Branch St.
Arroyo Grande, CA 93420
United States

35.1309186, -120.60316

South County People’s Kitchen

Meals Provided 365 Days-a-Year.

Shower the People (a free shower service) also operates on site on Wednesdays from 10:30 am to 1:00 pm

Hours:
  • Monday-Sunday Noon-12:30pm
Contact information:
Betsy Ehrler, Board President
  • 805-503-8836
Address:

946 Rockaway
Grover Beach, CA 93433
United States

35.1200795, -120.6198547

St. Patrick’s Catholic Church

Food Pantry

  • Unlimited assistance with fresh produce and bread
  • Non-perishable pantry items up to 2x/month
  • Christmas Food & Toy Baskets are handed out each year
  • Must be a resident of South County
Hours:
  • Tuesday-Thursday 4-5pm
Contact information:
  • 805-489-2680 ext.31
Address:

501 Fair Oaks Ave
Arroyo Grande, CA 93420
United States

35.1141525, -120.5831746