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Volunteers continue to pack groceries even as construction continues at Community FoodBank. If you are interested in volunteering, call 831-637-0340.

We offer many diverse ways to become part of our dedicated team: bag building, kids’ backpack program and/or USDA monthly distribution, pick up bread donations at local grocers, deliver food to individual homes and/or […]

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Never Too Young to Volunteer

On April 6, 2017 By

Carlito Estrada is living proof that you’re never too young to help others. To learn more about volunteering at Community FoodBank, call 637-0340.



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Learning Life Skills

On March 23, 2017 By

Each Wednesday morning students from the Life Skills class at San Benito High School volunteer at Community FoodBank. It was a quiet morning as two school vans pulled into the parking lot and soon after the smiling faces of students, eager to work, emerged. Quickly they went on with their assigned tasks, but not […]

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Watch and listen as the San Benito County Chamber ambassadors fill backpack food bags for local students at FoodBank! The Chamber has put out a challenge to other businesses to volunteer and try to beat their number of filling 770 bags.

Chamber Ambassadors at Community FoodBank of SBC and Sock Drive

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Volunteer Snapshot: Teresa Pence

On February 7, 2017 By

One of our newest and most enthusiastic volunteers is Teresa. She volunteers at Community FoodBank every Wednesday and Friday.

Why Teresa volunteers at Community FoodBank:

“The people that work here are very friendly and nice, I also enjoy listening to all the different recipes the customers make with the vegetables and food they receive […]

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Volunteer Snapshot: Bruce Green

On October 10, 2016 By

Mr. Green helps distribute food every Thursday and Friday.

Why Mr. Green volunteers at Community Food Bank:

“I enjoy being able to help people. I’ve met many thankful people who are very grateful to the pantry for the food that they’re receiving. Many express that to me when I make my weekly deliveries. I […]

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Volunteer Snapshot: Gwen Schlemmer

On September 1, 2016 By

Gwen has helped distribute food at Community Food Bank every Friday for a couple months.

Why Gwen volunteers at Community Food Bank: “Six months ago I came to donate 60 pounds of lemons from my tree, and the people here were great so I stuck around to volunteer!”

You can volunteer too! Just call […]

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Volunteer Snapshot: Kathy Flores

On August 10, 2016 By

Kathy pitches in every Thursday at our San Juan Bautista store. Located in the Plaza Market building at 201 Third St., the store contains a thrift shop as well as a value grocery market. More than 130 bags of groceries head out the door each week.

Why Kathy volunteers at Community Food Bank:

“I […]

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Some days, some people have to resign themselves to another day on the job; “that’s why they call it work,” you’ll occasionally hear.

But that’s not the way it plays out at Community Food Bank.  Almost every day – and certainly every week – brings another reminder of the delightful magic of turnabout.


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Juanita helps distribute food at Community Food Bank every 
Friday. She has been volunteering for many years, and recently celebrated her 93rd birthday!

Why Juanita volunteers at Community Food Bank:

“I have been volunteering for over 20 years! I like the people. I get along with everybody that comes around. I just enjoy it […]

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