$40,000 donation made to SLO Food Bank

SAN LUIS OBISPO COUNTY — On June 7, SoCalGas presented a $40,000 gift to SLO Food Bank to support the nonprofit’s efforts to alleviate hunger in San Luis Obispo County. The donation will go toward funding services and nutritious food for neighbors, including neighborhood food distributions, children and seniors farmers markets, food for over 80 agency partners across the county, food rescue programs, and more.

“We’re grateful to SoCalGas for stepping forward to support the needs of our SLO County neighbors with a significant $40,000 donation,” said Garret Olson, CEO of SLO Food Bank. “Right now, many neighbors are being pushed beyond their financial limits due to the prices of food and housing. SLO Food Bank is a critical resource for those struggling to make ends meet. We thank SoCalGas for investing in our mission during this time.”

In addition to supporting hunger relief efforts in SLO County, SoCalGas offers the California Alternate Rates for Energy (CARE) Program. Qualifying individuals may be able to save 20 percent off their monthly natural gas bill through the CARE program. To apply, individuals can complete an online application that only takes a few minutes, and no additional documentation is needed. Once an online application is submitted, applicants will instantly know if they qualify.


SoCalGas spokesperson Tim Mahoney said, “SoCalGas’ donation to the SLO Food Bank will support the important work they do in providing food to our most vulnerable neighbors. SoCalGas has committed to address food insecurity through our ‘Fueling Our Communities’ initiative. At SoCalGas we are committed to a more sustainable environment, and that includes helping provide resources and support to uplift and support the communities that we serve.”

Feature Image: Members of SoCalGas and the SLO Food Bank are shown with the large check representing the $40,000 donated to the Food Bank by SoCalGas. Contributed Photo