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The County and the SLO Food Bank have partnered on a program that delivers free food to residents in need due to COVID-19

County Organizations to get $50,000 in Grants from Phillips 66 for COVID-19 Response

Author: Joint Information Center
Date: 4/22/2020 9:30:00 AM

Funding supports Cal Poly Alternate Care Site and food distribution to those in need.


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Local organizations addressing community needs during the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic will get a total of $50,000 in grants from the Phillips 66 San Francisco Refinery. The County of San Luis Obispo Office of Emergency Services and the SLO Food Bank were both notified that they each will receive $25,000 in grant funding.

“We certainly appreciate Phillips 66 contribution to help us take care of our community,” said Wade Horton, County Administrative Officer and Emergency Services Director. “We are all in this together, and these donations will help provide for community health and put food on peoples’ tables.”

The County will use the funds to support efforts to limit the spread of the virus and protect the health and safety of the community by transforming Cal Poly Recreation Center into an alternate care site for COVID-19 patients whose needs are between hospitalization and home care. The site can currently provide Phase 1 surge capacity of 165 beds for patients with COVID-19. The SLO Food Bank will use the funds to distribute food to those in need due to COVID-19.

The County and the SLO Food Bank have also partnered on a program that delivers free food to SLO County residents in need due to COVID-19. Walk-in emergency assistance requests at the food bank have increased dramatically from January to April due to the economic impact of the pandemic and the SLO Food Bank currently needs $93,000 per week to meet the local increase in demand. The County has stepped up to help, but the ongoing expense is not sustainable.

“We greatly appreciate this donation to address the explosion of need in our community,” said Garret Olson, COVID Emergency Operations Manager for SLO Food Bank. “We are able to turn every dollar of donated funds into four dollars of food buying power. We encourage those who are able to consider a monthly gift at whatever level you can afford by visiting www.slofoodbank.org. For about the cost of a standard monthly Netflix subscription, you can provide 45 meals to someone in need. It’s guaranteed to put a smile on your face and warmth in your heart.”

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Organizaciones del Condado recibir谩n $50,000 en Subvenciones de Phillips 66 para LA Respuesta COVID-19

La financiaci贸n apoya al Sitio Alternativo de Cuidado de Cal Poly y la distribuci贸n de alimentos a los necesitados

Las organizaciones locales que abordan las necesidades de la comunidad durante la pandemia de la Enfermedad del Coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19) recibir谩n un total de $50,000 en subvenciones de la Refiner铆a Phillips 66 San Francisco. La Oficina de Servicios de Emergencia del Condado de San Luis Obispo y el Banco de Alimentos SLO fueron notificados de que cada uno recibir谩 $25,000 en fondos de subvenciones.

"Ciertamente apreciamos la contribuci贸n de Phillips 66 para ayudarnos a cuidar a nuestra comunidad", dijo Wade Horton, Oficial Administrativo del Condado y Director de Servicios de Emergencia. "Estamos todos juntos en esto, y estas donaciones ayudar谩n a proporcionar salud comunitaria y poner alimentos en las mesas de los pueblos".

El Condado utilizar谩 los fondos para apoyar los esfuerzos para limitar la propagaci贸n del virus y proteger la salud y la seguridad de la comunidad mediante la transformaci贸n del Centro de Recreaci贸n de Cal Poly en un sitio de atenci贸n alternativo para los pacientes COVID-19 cuyas necesidades est谩n entre la hospitalizaci贸n y la atenci贸n domiciliaria. En la actualidad, el sitio puede proporcionar una capacidad de sobretensi贸n de Fase 1 de 165 camas para pacientes con COVID-19. El Banco de Alimentos SLO utilizar谩 los fondos para distribuir alimentos a los necesitados debido a COVID-19.

El Condado y el Banco de Alimentos SLO tambi茅n se han asociado en un programa que entrega alimentos gratis a los residentes del Condado de SLO que lo necesitan debido a COVID-19. Las solicitudes de asistencia de emergencia en el banco de alimentos han aumentado dr谩sticamente de enero a abril debido al impacto econ贸mico de la pandemia y el Banco de Alimentos SLO actualmente necesita $93,000 por semana para satisfacer el aumento local de la demanda. El Condado ha dado un paso adelante para ayudar, pero los gastos continuos no son sostenibles.

"Apreciamos enormemente esta donaci贸n para lidiar con la gran necesidad en nuestra comunidad", dijo Garret Olson, Gerente de Operaciones de Emergencia de COVID para SLO Food Bank. "Somos capaces de convertir cada d贸lar de fondos donados en cuatro d贸lares de poder para compras de alimentos. Animamos a aquellos que son capaces de considerar un regalo mensual en cualquier nivel que pueda permitirse visitando www.slofoodbank.org/. Por aproximadamente el costo de una suscripci贸n mensual est谩ndar a Netflix, puede proporcionar 45 comidas a alguien que lo necesite. Est谩 garantizado para poner una sonrisa en su cara y la calidez en su coraz贸n.

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