Posts by: Maria Lynn Thomas

Capacity Building for Building Stronger Communities

Last week, the organizations participating in the central coast Community Leadership Project (CLP) capacity building grant initiative presented their “Poster Projects” – a pictorial representation of their three year journey through organizational transformation funded by the CLP resources and grants.

Our partners at CASA of San Benito […]

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Thanks to the dedicated efforts of our Community Foundation, we have been awarded a 4th year grant through the Community Leadership Project (CLP). The CLP is a partnership among the David and Lucile Packard Foundation, The James Irvine Foundation and The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation. The project’s mission is to strengthen small and […]

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5 Things we love

On February 26, 2016 By

1. Neighbors Helping Neighbors
That’s not just our motto, that’s how we keep our doors open! Every day neighbors stop by with food donations, or call in to schedule volunteer projects, or send donation checks in the mail. Every day neighbors show up to help hand out food, deliver senior bags, pack kids’ […]

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Trying to eat gluten-free every day is a challenging fate.  If you have food allergies and sensitivities, I feel for you.  We have a shared fate.  I too am challenged with gluten and dairy sensitivity along with food allergies to celery, parsley, cilantro, wheat, oat, rye, and eggs.  Right around the time […]

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When I came on board here in February, I had no idea how important a large truck is to a food bank.  I had seen our 10-foot truck, affectionately known as the “ice cream truck”, around town, picking up bread donations from Nob Hill, Save Mart, and Safeway, and making food bag […]

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Positive energy at our fireworks booth this year had very little to do with the combustibles we were selling and very much to do with the people who worked and visited our booth. They were amazing people – volunteers, staff members, board members and our customers – all of them! Peppered with comments from our […]

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