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