Posts by: Mark Paxton

Be the Solution!

On September 19, 2017 By

Be the solution!

We live in an Eden of vibrantly fresh, healthy food, but still, many San Benito County families lack access to the most basic of human needs: access to nutrition. Together, we can change that! Right now, Community FoodBank and Pat’s Place is accepting applications for a limited […]

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It’s a New Record!

On September 19, 2017 By

A crew of volunteers from Pacific Scientific dropped in last week to pitch in as volunteers at Community FoodBank, and did they ever volunteer! In just a couple hours, they packed 2,040 kids’ backpack bags, shattering the previous record held by the volunteer crew from a certain bank that shall not […]

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Good things happen on the 18th of the month for Monica Lopez Ramirez and her husband, Anthony. She was 18 when the two were married on — you guessed it — the 18th of the month. Her birthday is on the 18th. So it’s only natural that the couple opened their business on June 18.

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There’s a lot of seasonal produce to celebrate this week at Community FoodBank. The green tsunami continues, with stacks of shredded iceberg lettuce and other greens. Strawberries continue, and cauliflower makes its debut after a long hiatus.

As kids, we could smell when it was cauliflower night long before we opened the front door. […]

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Rack Up a Win

On August 25, 2017 By

August 24: Local contractor Kelvin Malko and warehouse manager Randall Martin hoist a rack into place for installation in Community FoodBank’s new warehouse area on Thursday.

FoodBank’s complete makeover continues to make its way toward completion, and if the daily phone calls and questions — “is it done yet?” — are any indication, the […]

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Where indeed! Thanks to the generosity of Joe and Julie Morris of Morris Grassfed Beef, quite a bit of it is at Community FoodBank. The Morrises agreed to sell almost a ton of organically grown grassfed beef to Community FoodBank at below their cost.

And thanks to a grant facilitating purchase of […]

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The coolers at Community FoodBank are filling fast, with pallets loaded with a medley of greens (spinach and lettuce mix, mostly), strawberries, broccoli and melons. The biggest commodity scheduled to go out this week is kale, which is a bit of a challenge to many consumers.

The nutrition-packed greens are worth more than a […]

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Generosity in the Mail

On May 16, 2017 By

Letter carriers throughout San Benito County collected donations of groceries Saturday, in a very special delivery. Stamp Out Hunger is a national campaign conducted entirely by letter carriers. The food collected in San Benito County all went to Community FoodBank of San Benito, where it will be shared with thousands of your neighbors who […]

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HOLLISTER – Students in Adrian Andrade’s communications studies class at Gavilan College learned a few things about marketing, sales – and building a stronger community.

Broken into three groups of 10, Andrade’s students were tasked with developing ideas to sell Community FoodBank’s message to the public, and in the process to gather donations.

The three-week […]

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We have stairs!

On April 30, 2017 By

April 27: The first full week of construction at Community FoodBank is coming to a close, and work is already ahead of schedule. Offices on the first floor are completely framed in. A new stairway to the second floor is complete, and framing is nearly finished on a new upstairs office/work area, according […]

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