SESLOC Federal Credit Union has once again teamed up with the Food Bank Coalition of San Luis Obispo County to raise money to feed hungry school children. During the school year, more than 16,000 children are fed by reduced-price school lunches. During the summer, the Food Bank Coalition’s Lovin’ Lunchbox program steps in to help by providing children with breakfast, lunch and snacks over summer break.
During the month of April, members can donate at any SESLOC branch. SESLOC will match the first $2,500 in total donations. Last year, SESLOC and its members donated nearly $10,000, bring the three-year total to more than $26,000.
For every $1 donated, the Food Bank can provide $10 worth of food. In San Luis Obispo County, about 44,000 people battle hunger, and 40 percent of Food Bank recipients are younger than 18. This year donations will also go toward the Food Bank’s new “Children’s Farmers’ Market” program at several Central Coast middle schools, where kids shop for fresh produce with “Food Bank Dollars.”
SESLOC Federal Credit Union, with 39,000 members, 125 employees and assets of $659 million, has been serving people in San Luis Obispo County since 1942. It is a full-service financial institution with branch locations in San Luis Obispo, Paso Robles, Arroyo Grande and Atascadero. For more information, visit www.sesloc.org.