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When life gives you lemons

On March 2, 2018 By

When life gives you lemons …
Don’t make lemonade. Make happy! The fine folks at Coke Farm stocked FoodBank with a glistening pile of lemons, and not just any lemons but Meyer lemons! In case you haven’t yet had the experience, Meyers are a rare citrus treat. On the rare occasions that you […]

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If the sole purpose of a food bank is to temporarily satisfy hunger, then a drive-thru line waiting for their hand out of a box of food would serve just fine. If the greatest need that a food bank meets is to distribute food, then send us the “Harvest Food Box” and we will diligently […]

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Neighborly Warmth

On January 10, 2018 By

This post brought a smile to our face. Shared from SafeHouse Web:

We’re spreading the warmth on this rainy day by bringing breakfast burritos from Farmhouse Cafe to our neighbors here in downtown Hollister! Looks like our friends at Continue Reading

Community FoodBank is the place to be this week — as long as your favorite color is green! The shelves and coolers are bursting with fresh, mostly organic greens. While some of us cannot ever get enough, all that rabbit food can get tiresome for some people. So this week, the market basket includes […]

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The colors and assortment of produce from our local community are amazing. These scenes from this year’s San Benito County Fair in October are great reminders of the abundance we all can share.

If you have any pictures depicting the beauty you see in San Benito County, send them to us and you just […]

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Crisp San Juan Valley Apples

On October 20, 2017 By

These crisp, organic San Juan Valley apples are about to go out the doors at Community FoodBank, right at the peak of the season. It’s easy to eat locally when the offerings are so delicious.

It’s hard to resist the temptation to just rinse one off and start crunching — and you shouldn’t, but […]

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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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