Atascadero Loaves and Fishes (dba ALF Food Pantry) 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. We will ask for the city of residence and the names and birthdates of the people in the household.
We also provide food to those homeless people in our community who are not being served by ECHO (El Camino Homeless Organization).
Clients may make two visits each month.
If you'd like more information before your first visit, please feel free to call (805-461-1504) or email (email@example.com) with your questions.