August 9: Moving in! Slowly but surely the offices are becoming occupied and operational. Cubicles are going up and the conference area is coming together. A whiteboard is featured in the conference room for our volunteer and staff meetings. The rest of the warehouse is coming together and almost ready to go.
Esther Curtis, executive director of San Benito County’s Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA of San Benito County), led a two-hour training seminar addressing how to better work with difficult customers. When things are not going quite right, the most important thing can be summed up in a word: communication.
With lots of cabbage, green onions (or scallions) and celery this week, we scoured the net for a way to combine the bounty deliciously, and we scored with this low fat slaw. This will round out a meal featuring anything you can imagine to toss onto the grill, courtesy of the good people at […]Continue Reading →
August 2: Believe it or not but the indoor windows that were installed this week weigh 320 lbs each! The whole building is looking cleaner. The cooler is slowly getting filled with donations. It’s completely different from when this project was started and we’re looking forward to seeing how it changes next week!
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July 27: More progress! Carpet and tile work are finished. Small but important details like fire alarms, motion activated lights, and thermostats have been installed throughout. The restrooms are completely finished and the warehouse with the coolers looks amazing.
Photos by Lisa Robinson Photography
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Ariana Melendez of the San Benito County Health Department shares samples of icy cold fruit waters with enthusiastic FoodBank customers. Take your pick: mixed berry or citrus medley. Neither has added sugar, just water, fruit and ice.
Thanks for sharing, Ariana!
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It looks a little like celery with a weight problem, but fennel is an entirely different experience. Eaten raw, it’s got the crunchy snap of celery with a very mild anise taste. Cooked, it becomes tender and sweet.
Here’s one way to enjoy this week’s featured ingredient:
5 tablespoons unsalted butter
July 19: The floor is polished, the prep room is ready to go with a new sink. Coolers are up and running and even have food inside already! Reception desk is installed. The offices on the second floor are nearly finished. Check out the finished ceiling, too.
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Our thanks to all of the amazing people – volunteers, staff members, board members and our customers – all of you! This year’s fireworks fundraising booth began on Wednesday, June 28th, and we sold volumes of TNT’s dizzying assortment of safe and sane fireworks through Tuesday, July 4th. It was an exciting time to […]Continue Reading →
Budding artists in the YMCA summer day camp at Gabilan Hills School are busy this week decorating tiles for Community FoodBank. The project is being funded through the county Public Health Department, and the tiles will find a permanent home in the soon-to-be rebuilt FoodBank at 1133 San Felipe […]Continue Reading →