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Almost every Friday, Maria Diaz from First 5 San Benito comes by Community FoodBank to share stories with children. Early childhood literacy is one of the very best ways to ensure academic success in the future, and Maria, dressed as Little Red Reading Hood, is a terrific literacy ambassador.

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[Recipe] Garlic Sesame Noodles

On March 22, 2019 By

Not only is Christopher Ranch known for some of the best garlic around, they share great recipes featuring their garlic!

Check out this recipe for a quick Garlic Sesame Noodles:

Toss hot cooked spaghetti with the sauce below. Once cooled add the veggies, sesame seeds and cilantro. Serve hot […]

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Did You Know?

Next time you swipe a debit or credit card at the Hollister Nob Hill store, you likely will encounter a question: “Would you like to make a donation to Food for Families?” Did you know that every penny collected at the local Nob Hill goes to Community FoodBank of San Benito? […]

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[Recipe] Ugly Vegetable Pasta

On March 15, 2019 By

Who says vegetables have to look perfect to still be used for cooking? At Save the Food they encourage us to use those weird looking veggies! 

½ cup extra virgin olive oil, divided, plus more for finishing
1 small eggplant, cut into 2” pieces
1 zucchini, cut into 2” pieces
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Members of the Santa Ana 4-H Club dedicated a Saturday morning recently to dressing up the scores of barrels Community FoodBank uses in its annual food and fund drive. Many of the barrels even got a splash of gift wrap! The kids may not all have known it at the time, but they’re […]

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Community FoodBank CEO Maria Thomas gladly accepts a check from Chris Tanzi as Greg Gilliam (right) enjoys the moment.  The Hollister Lucky Supermarket’s holiday campaign to feed the community was an overwhelming success, thanks largely to Tanzi’s zeal.  The check to Community FoodBank brings more than $4,800 to Community FoodBank’s daily effort to end […]

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The convenience of pre-packed salad greens is just one of the choices found at FoodBank’s marketplace. Open on Fridays and Saturdays from 9:00 am – Noon at 1133 San Felipe Road in Hollister. Call for additional information: (831) 637-0340.

Have you ever asked yourself whether pre-packaged salad greens keep their nutritional value? After all, […]

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[Recipe] P.S. I Love You Salad

On February 14, 2019 By

Staying in for dinner this weekend?

Check out this Valentine’s Day inspired salad from our friends at Lucky Supermarkets.



1/2 cp Pomegranate Juice
2 tbsp Canola Oil
1 tsp Honey


1 bag Mixed Greens
1 ea Orange, peeled, cut into segments
1/2 cp Strawberry Sauce

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Funding to help provide San Benito County residents with accessible, nutritious supplemental food

Philanthropy at Walmart and the Walmart Foundation is focused on creating impact, and that’s exactly what they did with a recent grant of $1,000 to Community FoodBank. The funding will be used to help support our existing food programs and the […]

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Fridays are for Pizza! And thanks to Earthbound Farm, this pizza recipe is healthy!



1/2 cup pizza sauce
1/2 cup shredded organic mozzarella cheese
1/2 cup shredded organic cheddar cheese
1/4 cup fresh, chopped basil leaves
1/4 cup fresh Earthbound Farm Organic Spinach
1/2 tsp crushed […]

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