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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 allrecipes.com makes a delicious, easy breakfast, and you should feel free to toss […]

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September 19: Community FoodBank’s warehouse racks are coming into place and the adjustable shelving gives us flexibility. Adjusting to differently sized containers that come in, utilizing the ample vertical space we have (a tall ceiling in the warehouse!) and accessing the food containers with a forklift.

Shown above is a set of movable shelves […]

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[Recipe] Poblano Corn Chowder

On September 23, 2017 By

This week brought a ton — literally — of poblano chiles to CommunityFoodBank. They’re perfect for chiles rellenos or poblano corn chowder. Dried, they have a rich, fruity flavor. We never run out of things to do with them, but if you’re looking for ideas, here’s one from allrecipes.com.

Ingredients
1/2 cup chopped […]

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Poblano Chiles popping into FoodBank

On September 21, 2017 By

One of the most rewarding things that happens at Community FoodBank is waiting to see what the market basket holds each week. It’s almost like Christmas morning every single week! In San Benito County, we are privileged to share the best of Central California’s produce every week.

So in addition to lots of fresh, […]

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Prep Table and Packaging Room

On September 7, 2017 By

September 5: Why are we excited to have the first-ever prep and packaging room at Community FoodBank? It’s because — for the first time ever — we can repackage bulk goods into consumer-friendly quantities.

Earlier this year, Community FoodBank received a truckload of frozen, diced potatoes. Great! But they were in 30 and 40 pound […]

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Apples falling into FoodBank

On September 7, 2017 By

That’s 3,440 pounds of just-picked apples. Each fall gleaners from Village Harvest volunteer to empty out Cindy Williams’ San Juan Valley orchard, and the bounty goes to Community FoodBank where it goes to local families. Thanks, everyone.

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This week, Community FoodBank is all about the watermelon. On Wednesday, warehouse manager Randall Martin drove over to the Central Valley for a truckload of the sweet treat at the peak of the season.

There’s a lot more to watermelon than a cold wedge on a hot day. It can even get a […]

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August 22: Progress continues as the building’s reception area, market space and offices provide a more welcoming environment for our guests and they provide a more effective space for us to work to serve our guests better!

Lots of healthy food options are coming in and being stored in the brand new coolers and […]

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For more than 20 years, the South County Railroaders and the Bay Area Garden Railroad Society have staged a benefit tour of local outdoor model railroads, and when the trains steamed back into the station on Saturday, August 12, there was good news to share.

Railroaders open up their homes, and visitors are free […]

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[Recipe] Kale Chips

On August 19, 2017 By

For kids, kale chips are a healthy, easy to prepare snack.

[Recipe] Kale Chips

1 bunch kale
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 teaspoon salt

Preheat an oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Line a non-insulated cookie sheet with parchment paper.
With a knife or kitchen shears carefully remove the […]

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