Agriculture and Food
Cal Poly College of Agriculture, Food and Environmental Sciences (CAFES) Center for Sustainability // The Center for Sustainability supports university initiatives for education and research in sustainable agriculture, resource management and food systems.
Cal Poly Organic Farm // Provides students and the community a place to experience and explore organic and sustainable farming and gardening techniques. The Cal Poly Organic Farm offers a CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) membership that provides weekly boxes of fresh produce designed to feed three to six people for a week.
Central Coast Ag Network // (CCAN) supports sustainable local agriculture to ensure a wholesome, diverse and nourishing supply of food and other agricultural products for residents of the central coast.
Food Bank // The Food Bank Coalition of San Luis Obispo County works hand in hand with volunteers, donors, corporate sponsors and non-profit agency partners to provide food to people in need from Nipomo to San Miguel.
Food Stamps (Supplement Nutrition Assistance Program) // Learn what benefits are available and information for individuals who want to learn if they qualify for Food Stamps. Available through the County of San Luis Obispo Department of Social Services.
Child Nutrition Resources
County of San Luis Obispo WIC Program // Find out if your child qualifies for free, healthy foods from the Women, Infants, and Children Program. This program serves San Luis Obispo County pregnant women, breastfeeding women and children up to age 5 years. Income eligibility documentation is required to participate.
Head Start // Children who qualify for Head Start Preschool program receive healthy meals and snacks. Head Start is one of many community-based programs run by the Community Action Partnership of San Luis Obispo County, Inc. (CAPSLO).
Health and Wellness
Action for a Healthy Community // Completed every two years, this study assesses of the quality of life for San Luis Obispo County residents. Find statistics on obesity, school meal programs, access to health care, physical health, and student physical fitness.
STRIDE // Science through translational Research in Diet and Exercise (STRIDE) is a university-wide, multi-disciplinary, translational research project, initiated in 2007 by the Cal Poly Kinesiology Department. STRIDE’s goal is to support existing agencies of the central coast in promoting healthy weight across the lifespan.