Philanthropist, B. Wayne Hughes, Jr., has pledged to match all donations made to the Food Bank Coalition of SLO County now through Dec. 31, up to $20,000 the agency announced.
“The Hughes Charitable Foundation is pleased to provide matching funds that will feed hungry families in SLO County,” said Molly Cooney, executive director of the Hughes Charitable Foundation. “It is the Hughes Charitable Foundation’s hope that this gift will encourage others in the community to give and multiply their impact on the lives of locals in need.”
An estimated 46,000 people in need countywide — 40 percent of which are young children of working families living in or close to the poverty level, and 20 percent of which are seniors — are not looking forward to seasonal feast but to getting enough food to eat for a day.
To donate to the Food Bank Coalition and have it matched by the Hughes Foundation, put a note on the memo line on the check: “Hughes Matching Challenge” or select it from a drop down menu when donating online at: www.slofoodbank.org. Mail donations to: The Food Bank Coalition of SLO County, 1180 Kendall Rd., San Luis Obispo, CA 90341.