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Summer Break is in full swing!

Heading to your favorite theme park soon? Check out this great article from Eat Right Nutrition for tips on how to make healthy snack choices even while on vacation!

Whether it’s Gilroy Gardens, the Boardwalk in Santa Cruz, Great America in Santa Clara – […]

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Cherry Pick!

On June 13, 2019 By

Every year, Mary Zanger (second from left) organizes a troop of volunteers to pick fresh, organic cherries at an orchard outside of Hollister. Wednesday, the crew brought in a harvest of 218 pounds for Community FoodBank! We are headed back to the grove on Tuesday morning at 8 a.m. If you would like to […]

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Safeway’s summer food drive, Feed The Need, is underway at our local store!

Look for the flyer at the check out stand to add a $10 pre-filled bag of groceries that will be given to Community FoodBank right here in San Benito County.

It’s an easy way to participate from now until June 28th!

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You’d never know after eating this mouth-watering, kid-friendly sandwich that Sloppy Joes originated during financially tough war times in the 1940s as a way of stretching precious and expensive beef. Bell peppers and onion add color, texture and nutrition in this adaptation of the classic dish.

Did you know Sloppy Joes originated during the […]

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Thanks to some judicious support from the folks at the San Juan Valley plant research labs, Bayer U.S. let Community FoodBank know this week that it’s in line for a $10,000 grant.

The funds are earmarked for the school Backpack Bags project. Throughout the school year, bags are given to elementary school students at […]

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Sunlight Giving, a Palo Alto-based charitable foundation, announced last week that its continuing grant supporting Community FoodBank operations has been extended for another three years.

The grant is one of the largest the food bank receives. “We are happy to share that we’ve made a significant increase to your grant amount,” said Linda […]

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Check out this great resource from Feeding America. Not only do they give you some great recipe ideas, their goal is to reduce food waste from your kitchen!

Pizza: You can turn just about any food into a pizza. Stir fry: Stir fry is the ultimate customizable recipe so it’s perfect […]

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Peanut Butter Roundup

On May 23, 2019 By

Peanut Butter Roundup

It’s on! The staff at Lucky Supermarket in Hollister is in the middle of its annual Peanut Butter Roundup. Shoppers purchasing a jar of peanut butter can collect a second jar to donate free of charge, and the barrels are filling fast.

All the peanut butter will go back to […]

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And the results are in! Each year for almost three decades, U.S. Postal Service workers have organized the nation’s biggest one-day food drive. On the Saturday before Mother’s Day, carriers collect donated groceries left near mailboxes nationwide.

The best part? Every donation in every town across America stays within its community. In San Benito County, […]

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It’s a record! Students in Adrian Andrade’s communications course at Gavilan College’s Hollister campus were tasked with working in teams to develop marketing campaigns to raise funds for Community FoodBank.

The class project is part of a curriculum unit Andrade developed several years ago, and a check of the records shows that this class […]

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