Posts by: Mark Paxton

Generosity Personified

On December 3, 2018 By

  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 […]

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Calvary Eagles Soar

On November 28, 2018 By

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 […]

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Scouts Brighten Holidays

On November 27, 2018 By

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. […]

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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 […]

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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, […]

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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 […]

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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.

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April 6, 2018

Mark Paxton
Community FoodBank of San Benito


Local Thrift Shop Closing its Doors

HOLLISTER – Pat’s Place, the Community FoodBank thrift store, will close its doors after almost a decade of offering San Benito County Shoppers value-priced goods and […]

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12 Days of Giving, a community-driven fundraising campaign that provides critical support to four local nonprofit agencies offering essential services, sometimes appears on dinner plates.

The support provided through 12 Days of Giving to Community FoodBank funds operation of a food sharing network that reached nearly one in six San Benito County residents last […]

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