4 Reasons to Give a Year-End Gift to Community FoodBank

1. Community FoodBank is remarkably efficient with its funds.

Community FoodBank boasts an incredible 97.5% program expense percentage. This means that for every $1.00 that the Food Bank receives, it spends 97.5¢ on food programs. And this isn’t just their opinion. This is certified by a respected public accounting firm, Bianchi, Kasavan & Pope, who recently published an independent audit report on Community FoodBank.

2. The FoodBank is making a huge impact in the community.

FoodBank programs make a difference to more than 5,000 people in our community every month. That’s nearly 10% of our population! Fresh food distributions cover most corners of the county, including Hollister, San Juan Bautista, Aromas, Tres Pinos, Paicines, and beyond.

3. Kids’ weekend backpack bag program is exploding.

Community FoodBank partners with Hollister School District to deliver “weekend backpack bags” – a kid-sized bag full of healthy snacks to nourish kids over the weekends who otherwise would not have enough healthy food to eat. The program ended last school year at a high of 300 per week. Already the program has grown to 500+ per week, and is still growing. There is a waiting list of over 300 kids to add. At only $10 per month to sponsor a child, it is penny-wise way to keep a child nourished, ready to learn and to be his/her best.

4. Your generosity is completely tax deductible.

Community FoodBank is a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation.  Giving to Community FoodBank makes dollars and sense!


Maria Lynn Thomas is the Chief Executive Officer of Community Food Bank of San Benito County.



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