San Benito County data shows that our county has higher opioid prescriptions, higher prescription doses, and much sadder, higher opioid related overdoses and death rates than the State of California, Santa Cruz County, and almost double that of Monterey County.

Enter: Opioid Task Force for San Benito County.

Our CEO, Maria Thomas, has the privilege of serving on this respected team to “create an informed accountable community to decrease opioid use and misuse.” Here is an introduction to the task force.

The mission of the Opioid Task Force for San Benito County is to decrease opioid misuse and overall opioid use to create a healthier community. One step in the direction that we can all take is to dispose of unwanted, unneeded medications safely. Please watch this 20 second video to learn more: https://www.facebook.com/FoodBankSanBenito/videos/2121285154589718/

Community Food Bank’s mission is to provide food, nutritional education and advocacy for our neighbors in need within San Benito County.

 

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