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Saving Fruit in SLO

Published On: Mar 09 2014 11:57:54 PM CDT   Updated On: Mar 10 2014 12:05:52 AM CDT

Volunteers in San Luis Obispo stocked their food bank with nearly two thousand pounds of fresh fruit on Saturday.


Volunteers in San Luis Obispo stocked their food bank with nearly two-thousand pounds of fresh fruit on Saturday.

Glean SLO, a program of the food bank accepted hands on donations from local neighborhoods. They said many of the fruit around in neighborhoods end up on the ground, where they go bad.

By climbing trees they were able to boxes of fruit to feed the hungry.

Jen Miller, program manager of Glean SLO, said, “One in six people in SLO county are food insecure, that’s about 44,000 people. A lot of people don’t recognize there is such a great need for that. A lot of folks who are food insecure or don’t know where their next meal is coming from, eat one or less servings of fruits and vegetables per day.”

As produce prices soar during drought produce becomes more difficult to stalk at the food bank.


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