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[Recipe] Celery Soup

On November 10, 2017 By

  This week’s FoodBank market basket is pretty varied. A wide assortment of greens — as usual — and two pallets of fresh celery. Celery deserves a second look. This recipe highlights two ingredients that are frequently in the FoodBank coolers, celery and fennel.   Roast Celery Soup 8 large celery stalks cut into 2 inch […]

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[Recipe] Cauliflower “Rice”

On October 28, 2017 By

How did THAT happen?  The coolers at Community FoodBank are home to more than 11,000 pounds of cauliflower and cauliflower-broccoli mix this week.  If that sounds like a lot of cauliflower, it is!  This flower bud from the mustard family is more versatile than as a steamed side dish or a vehicle for […]

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Here is a way to get your apple a day, try this one from

[Recipe] Kale, Apple, Almond Chicken Salad

1/4 cup olive oil
1 teaspoon grated lemon rind
3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
2 teaspoons chopped fresh thyme
1 teaspoon […]

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Crisp San Juan Valley Apples

On October 20, 2017 By

These crisp, organic San Juan Valley apples are about to go out the doors at Community FoodBank, right at the peak of the season. It’s easy to eat locally when the offerings are so delicious.

It’s hard to resist the temptation to just rinse one off and start crunching — and you shouldn’t, but […]

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As news of the fires in Northern California dissipates, we all know the needs of people affected by the fires, smoke and devastation are not. Here’s a reminder from the Redwood Empire Food Bank Facebook page:

“We still need you! You are helping fuel our ongoing response to the increased need […]

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National Farmers Day

On October 12, 2017 By

As an agriculturally-focused community, National Farmer’s Day is an important day in San Benito County! We loved celebrating our farmers and FFA members at the San Benito County Fair a couple weeks back, and we look forward to fostering San Benito’s rich agricultural history.

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New bins!

On October 10, 2017 By

October 10: Taking shape! New bins arrived at the FoodBank Marketplace recently. It’s almost time to throw open the doors, so stay tuned.

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[Recipe] Crispy Baked Eggplant

On October 7, 2017 By

  Eggplant is a bit … controversial in some homes. It’s slight bitterness and its astounding ability to soak up oil can make it a challenge. But this mild vegetable’s ability to absorb anything it comes in contact with makes it a winner tucked into lasagna or spaghetti squash. This simple recipe for crispy baked […]

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Did you know?

On October 5, 2017 By

Did You Know? PG&E gives employees the option to donate a portion of their paychecks to Community FoodBank. Thank you!

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[Recipe] Cantaloupe Smoothie

On September 29, 2017 By

Oh, the perfume! Community FoodBank received 5,768 pounds of beautiful cantaloupe this week, along with a huge supply of bananas that will be flying out the doors this week (can bananas really fly?).

This simple smoothie from makes a delicious, easy breakfast, and you should feel free to toss […]

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