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HOLLISTER – Students in Adrian Andrade’s communications studies class at Gavilan College learned a few things about marketing, sales – and building a stronger community.

Broken into three groups of 10, Andrade’s students were tasked with developing ideas to sell Community FoodBank’s message to the public, and in the process to gather donations.

The three-week […]

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APRIL 30, 2017 HOLLISTER – Construction started this week on a floor-to-ceiling renovation and re-imagining project at Community FoodBank of San Benito.

The $2.25 million project includes purchase of the building in 2016. The project is scheduled to be completed by mid-August.

When completed, Community FoodBank’s 1133 San Felipe Road home will offer shoppers […]

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HOLLISTER – Community FoodBank today unveiled a new logo that better conveys its mission and its brand. The logo was created by the creative team at Schipper Design of San Juan Bautista through a months-long collaboration.

The timing for the release could not have been more apt, according to FoodBank CEO Maria Thomas. “To […]

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Long before 8 a.m. every day, Nancy Takaoka is squared away at Community Food Bank, updating inventory or organizing what’s come to be known as Nancy’s Store.  Officially, it’s known as the “Agency Store,” a resource for other non-profit organizations that dedicate themselves to helping our neighbors who are less fortunate.

There’s definitely a family thread weaving its way through Patricia Jacquez’s life.

She grew up in the hamlet of Aromas, where here parents owned and operated the Firehouse Market. As kids, Patricia and her brother naturally spent a lot of time around the market, pitching in just like countless other youngsters growing up around […]

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If there’s one thing any visitor to Community Food Bank can count on, it’s a warm greeting.

Lourdes Cordova – “Lula” to her friends (and everyone she meets is a friend) – occupies a small office next to the front door most days.  When she is not there, she’s running Community […]

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Some pictures from last week’s food distribution to Vista Meadows and Prospect Villas. These apartments, located off Park Street, offer affordable housing for seniors, and we visit the community every Wednesday with food deliveries. The opportunity to get out for a visit with one another and with our delivery staff is, for some, every […]

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You’re stepping up! Our community is better because of your generosity.

More than 120 barrels are already out in the community, with more arriving nearly every day, as Community Food Bank rolls out its annual Holiday Food and Fund Drive. Before the end of the month, 200 barrels will be available for food donations […]

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Community Food Bank is far more than a job to Warehouse Manager Randall Martin.  It’s a mission, and a way of life.

What’s more, it brought him the opportunity to meet the woman who would become his wife.

“I first got married in 1985,” he said.  “She passed away in 2010.  “Recently, […]

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Food Bank First Impressions

On September 25, 2015 By

Note: This was written at the end of July 2015, two weeks after I joined the Community Food Bank team.

First impressions are important, but after nearly two weeks with the Community Food Bank of San Benito County, I’m happy to report that my positive first impression has been supplanted by a more lasting […]

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