Continuing to serve veterans and veteran families throughout San Luis Obispo County, the SLO County Veterans Services Collaborative and local veteran services agencies have joined forces with the Grocery Outlet chain to provide $50 food gift cards for veterans and veteran families.

The gift cards – valued at $10,000 total – are the result of a grant from the Bob Woodruff Foundation to the SLO Veterans Services Collaborative. The Bob Woodruff Foundation has donated many millions to the betterment of veterans and veteran families nationally with emphasis on food insecurity, mental health, homelessness, housing and employment.

The cards can be redeemed at local Grocery Outlet stores in Atascadero, San Luis Obispo, Paso Robles, Los Osos and Arroyo Grande and are available for distribution at the SLO County Veterans Services Office located in the County Veterans Building, 801 Grand Avenue, San Luis Obispo, 805-781-5766. The gift cards are available to veterans and veteran families now.

This is the second food gift card distribution for the SLO Veterans Collaborative in the past six months. “Last Christmas we used a Bob Woodruff $10,000 grant to distribute $50 Vons food cards to 200 veterans and their families, partnering with 10 separate veterans service organizations,” said SLO Veterans Services Collaborative Board Chair Paul Worsham. “This year we’re buying food cards locally and for better control of distribution, we’re limiting the number of distributors.”

Teresa Novak, owner-operator of the Atascadero Grocery Outlet said, “We are proud to partner with the SLO Veterans Services Collaborative, and we genuinely welcome the opportunity to provide a means for veterans and their families to enjoy substantial savings on quality food in our stores.”
For more information regarding the SLO Veterans Services Collaborative and its programs, go to their website at slovsc1 or contact by email at info@slovsc.org and by phone at 805-270-2988.