National Stroke Awareness Month. Healthy eating and exercise are contributors to stroke prevention. According to the National Stroke Association (, 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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This week, we’ll be sharing a ton — really 2,000 pounds of asparagus at Community FoodBank. Of course it’s great steamed, stir fried and roasted. But this light soup dispenses with the heavy cream and delivers a mouthful of the taste of spring.

This comes to us from Jennifer Segal at

Asparagus Soup […]

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April Abundance: A Summary

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April 6, 2018

In addition to a staggering amount of fresh, mostly organic, salad greens, this week at Community FoodBank we have celery, as well as a ton (literally) of navel oranges, 5,000 pounds of russet potatoes and 5,000 pounds of yellow and white onions.

April 13, 2018

Popeye said it first, but […]

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[Recipe] Cantaloupe Agua Fresca

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With more than 12,000 pounds of cantaloupe waiting for Community FoodBank’s customers, it’s time to examine all the possibilities. Melon lends itself beautifully to aguas frescas (Spanish for fresh waters), delicious, healthy alternatives to soft drinks.

This easy recipe comes to us from

Cantaloupe Agua Fresca

Yield: about 2 liters


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[Recipe] Quick, crunchy pickles

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With 1,000 pounds of radishes heading out the doors at Community FoodBank this week, it’s time for some quick, no-cook pickles. After an hour in the fridge, they’re ready, and they’ll continue to improve for a few days. The quick dip in a vinegar-sugar brine turns everything bright pink, set off by the deep […]

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Community FoodBank CEO Maria Lynn Thomas and her son, Mateo, were among the people visiting the San Benito County Chamber of Commerce mixer at Emergency Vehicle Specialists, Inc. in Hollister Wednesday. The company converts factory vehicles into modern law enforcement and emergency mobile platforms. Motorcycles and cars in various stages of conversion were on […]

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