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Start off the Holiday season with this free concert tomorrow, Saturday, December 1st @ 7pm at SBHS Auditorium. This 9th annual holiday concert will feature all local talent, including groups from Gilroy and San Juan Bautista.

All guests are invited to bring a non-perishable food item for donation to the Community FoodBank!


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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 […]

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12 Days of Giving Feeds FoodBank

On November 20, 2018 By

This year, why not give yourself something special? The feeling that accompanies a gift to your community is priceless and you can do so while building a better community by supporting the annual “12 Days of Giving” holiday campaign. Now in its seventh year, 12 Days is a community-wide, concerted effort to support nonprofit […]

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It does, indeed, take a village. Not long ago, Becky Herbert and the rest of the fine folks at Farmhouse Cafe asked if Community FoodBank might be able to make use of a nearly-new display cooler. Certainly yes! That launched the beginning of the adventure.

The case is nearly seven […]

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Series of Free Nutrition Seminars

On October 29, 2018 By

Erika Perez of San Benito County Public Health visited with Community FoodBank customers Friday, sharing bilingual exercise guides and enrolling people in a series of free nutrition seminars. For more information, or to register, call Erika at 637-5367.

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With two pallets of portobellos in the building, it’s time for us at Community FoodBank to get creative! This easy side dish comes to us from our friends at

Marinated and then baked, these portobello mushrooms are simply the best, whether as a side accompanying another entrée or as a vegetarian main dish.


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Drive Rite to the Food Bank

On October 10, 2018 By

Now’s the time to move! This 2005 Pontiac Grand Am was well maintained as part of the Drive Rite Driving School fleet, and with 202,000 miles, it runs like a top. We’ve just marked it down to $1,875. It was donated to Community FoodBank, so this is your chance to snap up a great […]

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Originally published by Feeding America

October 5, 2018
by Jessica Schoen

Chances are, one of your children’s classmates at school is not getting enough to eat at home. If there are 25 kids in your child’s class, four of them could be facing hunger. That’s because 1 in 6 kids […]

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[Recipe] Broccoli Apple Salad

On September 28, 2018 By

Thanks to a generous donation of delicious San Juan Valley apples, from Cindy Williams, we’ve been bursting with fragrant fruit at Community FoodBank. But we’re not complaining!

This recipe comes to us from It’s a great way to mix the benefits of raw broccoli with the healthy fats found in nuts. Best of all, […]

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One tip for watching what you eat is to check the serving size of the foods you’re buying. Here’s an explanation of how to read the food label, or Nutrition Facts Panel, on a product.


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