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Lucky to have peanut butter

On June 25, 2017 By

Healthy sources of protein are always welcome at Community FoodBank of San Benito County, so Lucky Stores’ recent peanut butter drive was cause for celebration! Partnering with Jif, shoppers were invited to buy a jar, and to donate a second jar free of charge to the local food bank. At the end of the […]

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Dear Friend,
We are experiencing the most exciting chapter in the 28-year history of Community FoodBank. You almost certainly know that in 2016, we purchased the building we had been leasing for a decade. As you read this letter, a construction project is transforming the very idea of what a food bank can […]

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Bag Summer Hunger at Safeway

On June 1, 2017 By

Bag Summer Hunger Program at Safeway (Hollister, CA) is running now through June 27. This program is in place to help feed kids while schools are out for summer. Each bag of food will contain pasta and sauce, soup, green beans, macaroni and cheese, applesauce, granola oats bars, peanut butter, oatmeal and canned chicken. […]

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Lucky Legumes

On May 21, 2017 By

What if you could build a healthier community without spending a dime?

From now through May 30th, you can, because the Hollister Lucky Supermarket joins almost 70 Bay Area Lucky stores in launching its annual “Peanut Butter Roundup” this week.

The Hollister Lucky is partnering with Community FoodBank, and all contributions will help feed […]

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Generosity in the Mail

On May 16, 2017 By

Letter carriers throughout San Benito County collected donations of groceries Saturday, in a very special delivery. Stamp Out Hunger is a national campaign conducted entirely by letter carriers. The food collected in San Benito County all went to Community FoodBank of San Benito, where it will be shared with thousands of your neighbors who […]

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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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Socks! Socks! Socks!

On March 4, 2017 By

Did You Know …
The most requested item of clothing among homeless people is socks? The San Benito County Chamber Ambassadors do, and they’re wrapping up a drive for socks and personal toiletries for the homeless in our community. There’s still time to help! Just drop by the Chamber office at 243 Sixth Street […]

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Safeway’s Feed The Need

On January 18, 2017 By

San Benito County and its people lead the way in generosity. If you ever had cause to doubt that, consider this:  the Hollister Safeway’s recent participation in a “Feed the Need” campaign brought a record response from the community. Shoppers were asked if they’d like to make a $10 contribution that would provide $30 […]

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Have you ever given a second look to the little “piggy bank” boxes at every checkout station at the Nob Hill Foods Hollister? Did you know that every penny dropped into those boxes is used to purchase groceries that go to local residents through Community FoodBank. Building a stronger, healthier community is as easy […]

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4 Reasons to Give a Year-End Gift to Community FoodBank

1. Community FoodBank is remarkably efficient with its funds.

Community FoodBank boasts an incredible 97.5% program expense percentage. This means that for every $1.00 that the Food Bank receives, it spends 97.5¢ on food programs. And this isn’t just their opinion. This is certified […]

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