Atascadero Loaves and Fishes is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that has been providing groceries free of charge for more than 30 years. We began in the basement of a local church and now own a dedicated building at 5411 El Camino Real in Atascadero.
Our goals are reflected in our Vision and Mission statements:
Our vision at Atascadero Loaves and Fishes is an end to food insecurity in the areas we serve.
We will work to achieve our vision by operating a food pantry staffed entirely by volunteers and providing groceries, other food stuffs, clothing and propane vouchers to clients who qualify to receive these services.
Our food pantry is open weekdays (see our calendar for closed holidays) from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Clients are served on a first-come, first-served basis. For your first visit, please bring a photo ID and a proof of residence (for example, a utility statement or rental agreement). We also provide food to those homeless people in our community who are not being served by ECHO (El Camino Homeless Organization).
Clients can make two visits each month--and, if desired, those visits can be on the same day, one right after the other. During each visit, our interviewers work with clients in private, updating financial and family information. All such information is kept private and is not shared with any other organizations.
If you'd like more information before your first visit, please feel free to call (805-461-1504) or email (firstname.lastname@example.org) with your questions.