This is your opportunity! Community FoodBank is again accepting applications for volunteers. Frankly, most volunteers find it so rewarding to pitch in fighting hunger that the chance to join in doesn’t come up that often. But right now, your contributions of time and talent are welcome and needed.
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More specifically, grape tomatoes. These bite-sized treats are headed out the doors at Community FoodBank this week. Volunteers from the San Benito High School life skills class and the county probation department bagged up 2,500 pounds of them to share. They’re great in salads, or halved and quickly sauteed with a bit of […]Continue Reading →
It’s no secret why Barbara Calaorio volunteers in different roles at Community FoodBank. Her welcoming smile gives it away.
“It’s my way of giving back,” she said one recent morning while bustling around organizing things at Pat’s Place, Community FoodBank’s benefit store. “It’s therapeutic for me. I’ve done it all my life!”
Barbara pitches […]
The stalwart crew of regular volunteers were joined Wednesday by a team from Charles River Labs for a most important job: ensuring that hundreds of local school children do not go hungry over the weekends. Community FoodBank’s backpack bag program is one that makes a real difference in the lives of young people every […]Continue Reading →
Wells Fargo volunteers from Gilroy to King City convened at Community FoodBank for a meeting this week, followed by some seriously fun volunteer time. The gang packed kid-friendly snacks and breakfasts for FoodBank’s backpack bag program. Working with Hollister Elementary School District, FoodBank endeavors to reach elementary school students who might not have enough to […]Continue Reading →
Be the solution!
We live in an Eden of vibrantly fresh, healthy food, but still, many San Benito County families lack access to the most basic of human needs: access to nutrition. Together, we can change that! Right now, Community FoodBank and Pat’s Place is accepting applications for a limited […]Continue Reading →
A crew of volunteers from Pacific Scientific dropped in last week to pitch in as volunteers at Community FoodBank, and did they ever volunteer! In just a couple hours, they packed 2,040 kids’ backpack bags, shattering the previous record held by the volunteer crew from a certain bank that shall not […]Continue Reading →
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 […]Continue Reading →
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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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 […]Continue Reading →