Southside School’s seventh-grade class visited Community FoodBank Wednesday for a different kind of field trip.
After a brief tour of the food bank’s San Felipe Road building and operation, students in Wendy Abercrombie’s class fell to work, and in scarcely two hours packed 2,190 bags bound for local k-12 students.
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The staff and board of directors at Community FoodBank participated in a two-day retreat and brainstorming session during the week of Jan. 20-25, and the outcome includes a new mission statement that better defines the food bank’s growing mission in San Benito County.
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Guess what walked through the front door at Community FoodBank this week: $100. Of course, it didn’t do it all by itself. Instead, this particular contribution, a combination of coins and small bills, came from an anonymous supporter who likes to help his community. This time, he said he had worked over the […]Continue Reading →
Calvary Christian School in Hollister may be small, but its 48 students share a great, big heart. Even though Community FoodBank’s Holiday Food and Fund Drive does not get going in earnest until this week, students mounted a preview event through the Thanksgiving weekend, focusing specifically on grocery items for the food bank’s School […]Continue Reading →
San Benito County’s Boy and Girl Scouts start their holiday season each year with a food drive, and this year is no different. After combing the community on Nov. 17, the scouts delivered their haul to Community FoodBank, and wow did they deliver!
The one-day effort yielded 5,486 pounds of groceries, valued at $9,490. […]Continue Reading →
Members of Adrian Andrade’s communications class at Gavilan College’s Hollister campus built on a burgeoning tradition this week.
With his class of 23 broken into three groups, students developed campaigns to promote fund-raising for Community FoodBank of San Benito. For Andrade, the unit combines lessons in real-world marketing communications, promotion, fund development and team […]Continue Reading →
Thanks to a generous donation from the fine folks at Drive Rite Driving School, we are able to extend an opportunity to snap up a gently used car. Interior and body are perfect. It’s a 2005 Pontiac Grand Am with 202,000 miles on the odometer. Thanks to a regular comprehensive schedule of maintenance, […]Continue Reading →
Postal carriers across America pitched in for the National Association of Letter Carriers’ 26th annual “Stamp Out Hunger” campaign Saturday, May 12th. In Hollister, carriers returning from their routes brought back sack after sack of donated groceries, all destined for Community FoodBank. The story was being played out in San Juan Bautista as well.
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The Community FoodBank coolers are filled to capacity this week! As the season’s shift into peak production, we have leeks, onions, potatoes, sugar snap peas, salad greens and more than two tons of brussels sprouts.
Once upon a time, I thought I didn’t like brussels sprouts, but a simple roast proved me wrong. These […]Continue Reading →
On April 6, 2018, in recognition of National Health Week, a health fair came to Community FoodBank. Eight local resources showcased their services. Educational materials, food samples, goodie bags and raffles were all part of the package.Continue Reading →