Funded by the kindness of community member donations, and grants from partner organizations like Bayer U.S., Community FoodBank’s Backpack Bag program benefits students throughout the school year. Containing enough for two breakfasts and lunches, and intended to help kids bridge the nutrition gap they may face over the weekend, when school nutrition programs are closed, […]Continue Reading →
Ribbon cutting for new garden project by Growing Hearts Garden Center and in partnership with Community FoodBank.
Growing Hearts Garden Center headed a new project at Community FoodBank, producing an edible garden and tangible community involvement.
The ribbon cutting for the project happened on Saturday, July 13, and was attended by scores of supporters […]Continue Reading →
Community FoodBank hosted a health fair on Friday, August 2nd. Located inside the marketplace, representatives from local organizations had display tables and booths set up, and welcomed customers who had arrived for their grocery shopping. The health fair was organized by San Benito County Public Health and had displays featuring:
“Two people took many days and weeks to plan out hate,
but love responded in an instance.
We must see ourselves not as victims of violence,
but as ambassadors of peace.”
Boston Marathon bombing amputee survivor
Community FoodBank of San Benito stands with #GilroyStrong
3 Killed, 12 Injured […]Continue Reading →
You build genuine and authentic connections with every guest to Community FoodBank, either for one day or sometimes for a lifetime. You make people feel welcome and comfortable often during difficult times in their lives. You can instantly build rapport and make a difference in someone’s life in just one interaction.
You take pride […]Continue Reading →
Community FoodBank puts an emphasis on green thinking in its operations. From food waste to other compostables, we’re excited to be part of the green business initiatives here in San Benito County and one of the first locations to begin using those short little green dumpters!
We were excited to join a group of local […]Continue Reading →
Who knew that these beautiful flowers hid tasty sunchokes beneath them!
1-2 pound sunchokes
Oil to coat (omit additional oil if roasted with meat)
Salt and pepper to taste
Scrub sunchokes and cut them, if large, so pieces are about the same size for even cooking.
Place […]Continue Reading →
1 cup full-fat mayonnaise
2 tablespoons miso (I use white, but any variety will work)
2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
2 teaspoons paprika (regular or smoked)
1 teaspoon finely grated lemon zest + 2 tablespoons juice, from 1 large lemon
Kosher salt plus freshly ground black pepper
Getting prepared for more of our famously hot summer days here in San Benito County? Add a refreshing and healthy smoothie to your to-do list — the kids will love it. Up front, we have a substitution suggestion for this recipe: Use the delicious raspberries from our Marketplace (or pit the fresh-picked cherries we […]Continue Reading →
As we near the end of the first real month of summer, we take a look back at the variety of fresh, locally grown and wholly wholesome choices shoppers have had at our Marketplace. Pallets and pallets of salad greens, along with luscious raspberries and ripe tomatoes one week. The next, we featured Brussels […]Continue Reading →