[Recipe] Celery Soup

On November 10, 2017 By

  This week’s FoodBank market basket is pretty varied. A wide assortment of greens — as usual — and two pallets of fresh celery. Celery deserves a second look. This recipe highlights two ingredients that are frequently in the FoodBank coolers, celery and fennel.   Roast Celery Soup 8 large celery stalks cut into 2 inch […]

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The days are growing shorter and Thanksgiving is on its way. That can only mean one thing:  It’s time for Community FoodBank’s annual Food and Fund drive. 100 barrels are already out in the community, inviting people to pitch in for a healthier San Benito County.

Non-perishable items may be dropped in any barrel, […]

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[Recipe] Cauliflower “Rice”

On October 28, 2017 By

How did THAT happen?  The coolers at Community FoodBank are home to more than 11,000 pounds of cauliflower and cauliflower-broccoli mix this week.  If that sounds like a lot of cauliflower, it is!  This flower bud from the mustard family is more versatile than as a steamed side dish or a vehicle for […]

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It’s in the bag

On October 24, 2017 By

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 […]

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Here is a way to get your apple a day, try this one from myrecipes.com.

[Recipe] Kale, Apple, Almond Chicken Salad

1/4 cup olive oil
1 teaspoon grated lemon rind
3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
2 teaspoons chopped fresh thyme
1 teaspoon […]

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Crisp San Juan Valley Apples

On October 20, 2017 By

These crisp, organic San Juan Valley apples are about to go out the doors at Community FoodBank, right at the peak of the season. It’s easy to eat locally when the offerings are so delicious.

It’s hard to resist the temptation to just rinse one off and start crunching — and you shouldn’t, but […]

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As news of the fires in Northern California dissipates, we all know the needs of people affected by the fires, smoke and devastation are not. Here’s a reminder from the Redwood Empire Food Bank Facebook page:

“We still need you! You are helping fuel our ongoing response to the increased need […]

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National Farmers Day

On October 12, 2017 By

As an agriculturally-focused community, National Farmer’s Day is an important day in San Benito County! We loved celebrating our farmers and FFA members at the San Benito County Fair a couple weeks back, and we look forward to fostering San Benito’s rich agricultural history.

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New bins!

On October 10, 2017 By

October 10: Taking shape! New bins arrived at the FoodBank Marketplace recently. It’s almost time to throw open the doors, so stay tuned.

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[Recipe] Crispy Baked Eggplant

On October 7, 2017 By

  Eggplant is a bit … controversial in some homes. It’s slight bitterness and its astounding ability to soak up oil can make it a challenge. But this mild vegetable’s ability to absorb anything it comes in contact with makes it a winner tucked into lasagna or spaghetti squash. This simple recipe for crispy baked […]

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