Posts by: Maria Lynn Thomas

If the sole purpose of a food bank is to temporarily satisfy hunger, then a drive-thru line waiting for their hand out of a box of food would serve just fine. If the greatest need that a food bank meets is to distribute food, then send us the “Harvest Food Box” and we will diligently […]

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California Association of Food Banks (CAFB) has chosen Community FoodBank to participate in their Rural and Remote Food Bank Capacity Building Initiative for 2018. The Initiative sprung from a 2017 needs assessment project conducted by University of California Nutrition Policy Institute, to understand the unique challenges of funding and operating a food bank […]

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How does that saying go “if you haven’t seen Community FoodBank lately, you haven’t seen Community FoodBank”?  

2017 came to a close wrapped up like a beautiful Christmas package.  We transformed our newly purchased building from an aging, shabby warehouse to a modern, energy efficient showcase, all without incurring any debt.  Every interior […]

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4 Things We Love

On February 14, 2017 By

1. Neighbors Helping Neighbors
That’s not just our motto, that’s how we keep our doors open! Every day neighbors stop by with food donations, or call in to schedule volunteer projects, or send donation checks in the mail. The community response to the flooding on Lover’s Lane shows a real life example of neighbors […]

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4 Reasons to Give a Year-End Gift to Community FoodBank

1. Community FoodBank is remarkably efficient with its funds.

Community FoodBank boasts an incredible 97.5% program expense percentage. This means that for every $1.00 that the Food Bank receives, it spends 97.5¢ on food programs. And this isn’t just their opinion. This is certified […]

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Every Day is Thanksgiving Day at the Food Bank

Every day we are thankful for our generous supporters

who donate produce, groceries, supplies, and money

to keep our programs operating all year long.
Every day we are thankful for our faithful volunteers

who freely give their time and energy

to […]

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What is a Food Bank?

On November 13, 2016 By

According to Feeding America, “A food bank is a non-profit organization that collects and distributes food to smaller front line agencies; and usually do not themselves give out food directly to people struggling with hunger.

“Food banks are found in most larger communities and rely on donors and volunteers to carry out day-to-day operations. Food […]

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Compassion Sunday

On October 23, 2016 By

Wow, what a hard working crew!

A team from South Valley Community Church Hollister donated their time and talents on Compassion Sunday, October 16th, a day to “bring church” to the local community by performing good-works projects. Here at the Food Bank, teams cleaned and vacuumed the offices, sorted through dozens of boxes of outdated […]

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Capacity Building for Building Stronger Communities

Last week, the organizations participating in the central coast Community Leadership Project (CLP) capacity building grant initiative presented their “Poster Projects” – a pictorial representation of their three year journey through organizational transformation funded by the CLP resources and grants.

Our partners at CASA of San Benito […]

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Thanks to the dedicated efforts of our Community Foundation, we have been awarded a 4th year grant through the Community Leadership Project (CLP). The CLP is a partnership among the David and Lucile Packard Foundation, The James Irvine Foundation and The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation. The project’s mission is to strengthen small and […]

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