Postal carriers across America pitched in for the National Association of Letter Carriers’ 26th annual “Stamp Out Hunger” campaign Saturday, May 12th. In Hollister, carriers returning from their routes brought back sack after sack of donated groceries, all destined for Community FoodBank. The story was being played out in San Juan Bautista as well.

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Freshmen from Monte Vista Christian School came by Community Food Bank recently to help bag up delicious chocolates donated by Marich Chocolates. Pretty sweet job, and a great bunch of young people.

Without our volunteers, it would not be possible for our small staff to serve thousands of our […]

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Each term, student’s in Adrian Andrade’s communications class at Gavilan College’s Hollister campus are given a slice of real world experience.

The results of that experience were on display on May 7, when three teams of students gave brief presentations and reported on the outcomes.

After being assigned to a team, three groups of […]

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Rethink Your Drink Day

On May 14, 2018 By

On Wednesday, May 16th, SNAP-Ed will host a booth at Farmer’s Market in downtown Hollister focusing on Rethink Your Drink.

Celebrating the first ever Rethink Your Drink Day on May 16th, San Benito County Health Services’ SNAP-Ed Nutrition Program will be having a bling your reusable water bottle activity, surveys, offering water tasting, and offering […]

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[Recipe] Chiles Rellenos

On May 12, 2018 By

The coolers are filled to bursting this week at Community FoodBank. In addition to lots of fresh, leafy greens, there are potatoes, onions, broccoli, cauliflower, brussels sprouts and a large skid of jumbo pasilla chiles.

Perhaps you think chiles rellenos means large chiles, stuffed with cheese, dipped in frothy egg batter and fried, perhaps […]

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National Stroke Awareness Month. Healthy eating and exercise are contributors to stroke prevention. According to the National Stroke Association (stroke.org), physically active individuals have a 25% – 30% lower risk of stroke than less active individuals.

One of their biggest educational campaigns is FAST, teaching the world to know the symptoms […]

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Friday, May 18th, 2018
1:30 – 3:00 p.m.
1133 San Felipe Road
Hollister, CA 95023

Everyone is invited to see the recently renovated FoodBank building. There will be tours, live music, food, and a chance to learn more about what the FoodBank does.

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The Community FoodBank coolers are filled to capacity this week! As the season’s shift into peak production, we have leeks, onions, potatoes, sugar snap peas, salad greens and more than two tons of brussels sprouts.

Once upon a time, I thought I didn’t like brussels sprouts, but a simple roast proved me wrong. These […]

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Carlos Avila and Magali Garcia Arenas show off the barrel in the lobby at Caliber Collision at 847 Industrial Drive in Hollister. The crews at Caliber’s 550 collision centers nationwide are mounting a campaign through May 11 to help feed their neighbors throughout 17 states. The local drive benefits Community FoodBank. Donations of […]

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The generous folks at South Valley Community Church – Hollister returned for another backpack bag build on Saturday, April 21st. And not just any backpack build, these were the last bags built for this school year. How many bags were built? A mere 2,112 bags – tying their former record! And […]

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