[Recipe] Poblano Corn Chowder

On September 23, 2017 By

This week brought a ton — literally — of poblano chiles to CommunityFoodBank. They’re perfect for chiles rellenos or poblano corn chowder. Dried, they have a rich, fruity flavor. We never run out of things to do with them, but if you’re looking for ideas, here’s one from allrecipes.com.

Ingredients
1/2 cup chopped […]

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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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Be the Solution!

On September 19, 2017 By

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 […]

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It’s a New Record!

On September 19, 2017 By

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 […]

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Prep Table and Packaging Room

On September 7, 2017 By

September 5: Why are we excited to have the first-ever prep and packaging room at Community FoodBank? It’s because — for the first time ever — we can repackage bulk goods into consumer-friendly quantities.

Earlier this year, Community FoodBank received a truckload of frozen, diced potatoes. Great! But they were in 30 and 40 pound […]

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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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Good things happen on the 18th of the month for Monica Lopez Ramirez and her husband, Anthony. She was 18 when the two were married on — you guessed it — the 18th of the month. Her birthday is on the 18th. So it’s only natural that the couple opened their business on June 18.

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This week, Community FoodBank is all about the watermelon. On Wednesday, warehouse manager Randall Martin drove over to the Central Valley for a truckload of the sweet treat at the peak of the season.

There’s a lot more to watermelon than a cold wedge on a hot day. It can even get a […]

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