Posts by: Mark Paxton

Postal carriers across America pitched in for the National Association of Letter Carriers’ 26th annual “Stamp Out Hunger” campaign Saturday, May 12th. In Hollister, carriers returning from their routes brought back sack after sack of donated groceries, all destined for Community FoodBank. The story was being played out in San Juan Bautista as well.

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The Community FoodBank coolers are filled to capacity this week! As the season’s shift into peak production, we have leeks, onions, potatoes, sugar snap peas, salad greens and more than two tons of brussels sprouts.

Once upon a time, I thought I didn’t like brussels sprouts, but a simple roast proved me wrong. These […]

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On April 6, 2018, in recognition of National Health Week, a health fair came to Community FoodBank. Eight local resources showcased their services. Educational materials, food samples, goodie bags and raffles were all part of the package.

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April 6, 2018

CONTACT:
Mark Paxton
Community FoodBank of San Benito
831-637-0340
mark@communityfoodbankofsbc.org

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Local Thrift Shop Closing its Doors

HOLLISTER – Pat’s Place, the Community FoodBank thrift store, will close its doors after almost a decade of offering San Benito County Shoppers value-priced goods and […]

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12 Days of Giving, a community-driven fundraising campaign that provides critical support to four local nonprofit agencies offering essential services, sometimes appears on dinner plates.

The support provided through 12 Days of Giving to Community FoodBank funds operation of a food sharing network that reached nearly one in six San Benito County residents last […]

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The days are growing shorter and Thanksgiving is on its way. That can only mean one thing:  It’s time for Community FoodBank’s annual Food and Fund drive. 100 barrels are already out in the community, inviting people to pitch in for a healthier San Benito County.

Non-perishable items may be dropped in any barrel, […]

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It’s in the bag

On October 24, 2017 By

Wells Fargo volunteers from Gilroy to King City convened at Community FoodBank for a meeting this week, followed by some seriously fun volunteer time. The gang packed kid-friendly snacks and breakfasts for FoodBank’s backpack bag program. Working with Hollister Elementary School District, FoodBank endeavors to reach elementary school students who might not have enough to […]

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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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