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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 […]

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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:

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Southside School’s seventh-grade class visited Community FoodBank Wednesday for a different kind of field trip.

After a brief tour of the food bank’s San Felipe Road building and operation, students in Wendy Abercrombie’s class fell to work, and in scarcely two hours packed 2,190 bags bound for local k-12 students.

“They were great,” said […]

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Story Time at FoodBank

On December 15, 2018 By




Maria Diaz of First 5 San Benito came to Community FoodBank on Friday for the first in a series of children’s story time events. Among other things, First 5 promotes early childhood learning and literacy, and the children who flocked to “Little Read Riding Hood’s” corner loved the […]

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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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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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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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[Recipe] Veggie Wraps

On September 2, 2018 By

Are you looking for a diabetes friendly meal that requires no cooking? Then Veggie Wraps recipe is great for you! This 30 minute meal is a great option for lunch and has lots of vegetables and fiber to keep you full.

Serving Size
Serves 4, 3 pinwheels each

4 large radishes
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The average American family throws out $1,600 worth of food a year. – Cooking Matters, 2018

You can save money and waste less with a few smart shopping and cooking tips.

It all starts with the cart.
Wasting less food begins at the grocery store. Live by the motto “Buy what you need, […]

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With June’s designation as #MensHealthMonth, we challenge everyone to take part in raising awareness of preventable health issues and encouraging early detection and treatment of disease among men and boys. This call to arms is critical for the fight against Prostate Cancer, the #1 cancer risk for men. Make sure the men in your life […]

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