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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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There’s a lot of seasonal produce to celebrate this week at Community FoodBank. The green tsunami continues, with stacks of shredded iceberg lettuce and other greens. Strawberries continue, and cauliflower makes its debut after a long hiatus.

As kids, we could smell when it was cauliflower night long before we opened the front door. […]

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Where indeed! Thanks to the generosity of Joe and Julie Morris of Morris Grassfed Beef, quite a bit of it is at Community FoodBank. The Morrises agreed to sell almost a ton of organically grown grassfed beef to Community FoodBank at below their cost.

And thanks to a grant facilitating purchase of […]

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The coolers at Community FoodBank are filling fast, with pallets loaded with a medley of greens (spinach and lettuce mix, mostly), strawberries, broccoli and melons. The biggest commodity scheduled to go out this week is kale, which is a bit of a challenge to many consumers.

The nutrition-packed greens are worth more than a […]

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A whole lot of green onions

On August 4, 2017 By

What does 1,600 pounds of green onions look like? A whole lot of green onions! In addition, the fresh produce selection at Community FoodBank this week includes 2,000 pounds of cantaloupe, 1,000 pounds of cabbage, 2,660 pounds of red potatoes and 2,700 pounds of celery.
Pantry hours are every Friday and Saturday from […]

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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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Here at Community Food Bank this week, we’re swimming in apples — 4,874 pounds of them, gleaned over the weekend by Village Harvest volunteers from the San Juan Valley orchards of Cindy Williams. Each year, Cindy makes a delicious contribution to better health in her community through apples.

To help with the abundance of […]

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To a lot of Americans, St. Patrick’s Day means a steaming plate of corned beef and a heady glass of green beer. But neither of those is likely to appear on an Irish table. Rather than salty, fatty corned beef, here are some ideas for a feast appropriate to the occasion.

Whole Wheat […]

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Trying to eat gluten-free every day is a challenging fate.  If you have food allergies and sensitivities, I feel for you.  We have a shared fate.  I too am challenged with gluten and dairy sensitivity along with food allergies to celery, parsley, cilantro, wheat, oat, rye, and eggs.  Right around the time […]

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One of our favorite ways to inject some tantalizing texture and flavor into any pasta dish is to reach for veggies, since they are a healthy and delicious way to transform a meal.

So, read on to discover a picky-eater-approved recipe that is much easier than what you are imagining.

Note: If you […]

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