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 […]Continue Reading →
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 […]Continue Reading →
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 […]Continue Reading →
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 […]Continue Reading →
Esther Curtis, executive director of San Benito County’s Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA of San Benito County), led a two-hour training seminar addressing how to better work with difficult customers. When things are not going quite right, the most important thing can be summed up in a word: communication.
She […]Continue Reading →
Thank you Rotary Club of Hollister for inviting us to speak at your weekly meeting! Monday, February 13th, Maria Lynn Thomas and Mark Paxton shared information on current affairs and future goals of Community FoodBank. Some of the highlights included the building purchase and renovation project, health issues in San Benito County and how FoodBank is a […]Continue Reading →
Maria Lynn Thomas of Community Food Bank accepts a check in the amount of $2,500 from Hollister Bank of America branch Manager Victor Carrillo and Assistant Manager Sara Torres this week. Bank of America donated the funds to support the food bank’s school backpack bag program, which provides kid-friendly breakfast and lunch supplies to […]Continue Reading →
Capacity Building for Building Stronger Communities
Last week, the organizations participating in the central coast Community Leadership Project (CLP) capacity building grant initiative presented their “Poster Projects” – a pictorial representation of their three year journey through organizational transformation funded by the CLP resources and grants.
Our partners at CASA of San Benito […]Continue Reading →
It’s people like Bill Mifsud who put the “community” in Community Food Bank. Bill, owner of Bill’s Bullpen in downtown Hollister, pitched in when Pat’s Place received a giant donation of sports trading cards. Pat’s is a downtown thrift shop that helps support Community Food Bank. Faced with the daunting prospect of evaluating thousands […]Continue Reading →
Some days, some people have to resign themselves to another day on the job; “that’s why they call it work,” you’ll occasionally hear.
But that’s not the way it plays out at Community Food Bank. Almost every day – and certainly every week – brings another reminder of the delightful magic of turnabout.
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