Posts by: Mark Paxton

April 6, 2018

Mark Paxton
Community FoodBank of San Benito


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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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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