HelpSLO is a network for connecting people who need help with people who can help. Use this link for quick access to the main HelpSLO Facebook group.
HelpSLO is working in collaboration with local organizations to build, install, and fill Little Free Pantries all over the Central Coast. Here is a wiki with locations to Little Free Pantries in the region.
Are you interested in hosting a Little Free Pantry on your private property? Please fill out the form below if you are interested in hosting a Little Free Pantry on your personal property.
We are currently looking for volunteers to help build pantries. If you are in a position to donate your time and skills, fill out the form below so we can get you plans and materials if you need them.
HelpSLO facebook administrators have compiled a list of community based resources. If you have suggestions for this list, please let us know. Use the Contact Us button or send us an email.
You can join our list of volunteers by clicking the link below. This will take you to a form you can complete to specify ways you are able to help. By completing this form, you will be added to our database of volunteers and receive regular emails about opportunities in the area.
We stress strict adherence to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) guidelines for the prevention of coronavirus disease (Covid-19). Taking these precautions saves lives.
Stay home if you are sick, except to get medical care. Learn what to do if you are sick.
We have supports specific to Santa Maria. If you need to get or give help in Santa Maria, join the Facebook group HelpSantaMaria and use the link below to access the help form.
We have PDFs of flyer in English and Spanish that you can print and share. Visit the city-specific Facebook groups for customized flyers (e.g., "HelpPaso" flyers). At this time we ask that you do NOT distribute to people's homes. Distribute by asking essential businesses like grocery stores or pharmacies to post.
This flyer is great for posting in areas that may receive regular traffic, such as grocery stores or pharmacies.
This flyer is great for distributing within a residential community. If you print and distribute these, you can choose to add your name and phone number or leave blank.
This Spanish version of the flyer is great for distributing within a residential community. If you print and distribute these, you can choose to add your name and phone number or leave blank.
We are volunteers across the Central Coast who have teamed up through the HelpSLO Facebook group. We began as a SLO County group and have expanded to include parts of Santa Barbara County as well. The purpose is to provide help to people who are most at risk in our communities.
This site is for helpers and those who need help. To make offers to help or to ask for support, please use the Get or Give Help links on this website. You can also post to the Help facebook groups listed above. Another way to reach us is by email (firstname.lastname@example.org) or by our Google Voice number: (805) 996-0554. Find us onTwitter and Instagram (@helpslocounty), too!
Helping neighbors is a team effort. Thank you for asking for help. Thank you for offering help. Wishing you all safety and wellness.