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How does that saying go “if you haven’t seen Community FoodBank lately, you haven’t seen Community FoodBank”?  

2017 came to a close wrapped up like a beautiful Christmas package.  We transformed our newly purchased building from an aging, shabby warehouse to a modern, energy efficient showcase, all without incurring any debt.  Every interior […]

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National Farmers Day

On October 12, 2017 By

As an agriculturally-focused community, National Farmer’s Day is an important day in San Benito County! We loved celebrating our farmers and FFA members at the San Benito County Fair a couple weeks back, and we look forward to fostering San Benito’s rich agricultural history.

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Apples falling into FoodBank

On September 7, 2017 By

That’s 3,440 pounds of just-picked apples. Each fall gleaners from Village Harvest volunteer to empty out Cindy Williams’ San Juan Valley orchard, and the bounty goes to Community FoodBank where it goes to local families. Thanks, everyone.

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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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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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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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We have stairs!

On April 30, 2017 By

April 27: The first full week of construction at Community FoodBank is coming to a close, and work is already ahead of schedule. Offices on the first floor are completely framed in. A new stairway to the second floor is complete, and framing is nearly finished on a new upstairs office/work area, according […]

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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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On April 24, 2017 By

April 17:  DEMOLITION!  We said goodbye to our old office and warehouse space and started swinging the sledge hammers. 


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Moving Day!

On April 11, 2017 By

April 3 – 9:  FoodBank staff and volunteers help to move everything out of the entire building, to completely turn it over to Jeff Nohr, Project Manager for Avila Construction.

Thank you to South Valley Community Church for your help in clearing the office space in preparation for the renovation! A special thanks specifically to […]

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