Bailey King, a Cuesta student helps pass out food during a 2016 distribution.
Photo by Dylan Head/Cuestonian
The San Luis Obispo food bank is holding public distributions on the SLO and North County campus.
On Sept. 19 the food bank will be at Cuestaâ€™s SLO campus in parking lot three from 3 – 5 p.m., with North County distribution taking place in parking lot 10 from 3 – 5 p.m.
The SLO food bank wishes to provide nutritious food to the local communities in both SLO and North County.
â€œWe felt that it was important because we know that hunger is a national epidemic on college campuses,â€ said Anthony Gutierrez, a faculty coordinator at the office of student life and leadership.
â€œWe are always looking to make sure students are successful in and out of the classroom. This is just one example of how we can do that,â€ Gutierrez said.
â€œDuring our first year of distribution [2016-17] we served over 1,000 students and community members,â€Gutierrez said.
The SLO food bank is always seeking out volunteers, according to the food bankâ€™s website.
For those who are interested, contact Dr. Anthony Gutierrez for more information or questions via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
More information can be found at slofoodbank.org.