Tickets are now on sale for the 2017 Friends of Prado Day Center Culinary Carnival, Saturday, February 25th.
To purchase tickets, please visit www.sloculinarycarnival.com.
Click to get the Event Booklet PDF.
In its ninth year, the Carnival is Friends of Prado Day Center’s largest fundraising event, with proceeds going to support day-to-day operation of Prado Day Center. The ticket price is $75 per person for this early evening event.
Since opening its doors in September, 1997, Prado has provided essential day-to-day services for homeless members of our community. Noon meals–served by People’s Kitchen– showers, laundry facilities, and other vital services are made available. Help finding work, housing referrals, social services, and children’s activities are also offered to assist in the path back to self-sufficiency.
Photo from the 2016 Culinary Carnival
A new effort to reduce panhandling in downtown San Luis Obispo launched Wednesday.
Seven designated parking meters, converted to accept donations specifically for the Prado Day Center, were installed at various locations downtown.
Thanks to everyone for coming to the Culinary Carnival this year! A special thanks to all the fine restaurants, wineries and brew houses for making this event so great. And a big thanks to Embassy Suites SLO for hosting the event once again. Most of all, thank you to all of you who donated so generously to help the homeless of SLO County, your contributions will make a huge difference in the lives of so many less fortunate!
Gay Weisenthal and Stacy Williams handing out beads at the Culinary Carnival!
Chef Phil Lang, owner of Bon Temps Creole Cafe, was one of our marvelous food vendors.
Steven Saavedra, washboard player with the Crustacea Jazz Band, helped teach us the “second line dance”!
Looking for Sponsors for the SLO Culinary Carnival!
If you’re interested in great exposure for your business and/or looking to help the needy, the Friends of the Prado Day Center are looking for Sponsors for the upcoming SLO Culinary Carnival. For information: email@example.com
The Prado Day Center Warming Station will be activated Thanksgiving Day. Due to the fact that it is Thanksgiving, there is no bus service and predicted rain, we are opening at 8:30 am Thursday morning and will remain open until Friday at 4:30 pm.
We could use donations of paper goods to eat meals on, cans of coffee, powdered creamer, breakfast items such as cereal, milk, peanut butter, jelly, giant tuna cans, mayo for sandwiches. If you are able to help, let Dee know. You can contact her by e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org or (805)541-6351 ext. 822.
SLO’s safe parking program for homeless to be expanded
New ordinance approved by City Council on Tuesday will allow safe parking spots on private property and make the program permanent
By AnnMarie Cornejo — email@example.com
Calvin Thompson is one of dozens of people forced to sleep in his car each night because he is homeless.
Thompson has been enrolled in San Luis Obispo’s safe parking program for three months — while working with a case manager to find transitional housing.
On Tuesday night, the San Luis Obispo City Council voted unanimously to expand the program he is enrolled in and make it permanent.