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It’s easy to ignore your trash. You put it in the can and it magically disappears, right? Depending on what you’re trashing, it might be here long after you’ve decomposed.

Once in the water, plastic never fully biodegrades, but breaks down into smaller and smaller pieces, eventually being dubbed a “microplastic” —something that is […]

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Q: What is food insecurity?
A: Uncertain availability of affordable, nutritious food.

“Students can encounter a variety of roadblocks including homelessness and food insecurity. Recent studies revealed 41% of students on CSU campuses face food insecurity.” -California State University, Long Beach

Donations made to Community FoodBank benefit our local students who seek food […]

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Healthy Hiking San Benito Style

On November 17, 2017 By

We at Community FoodBank love healthy hiking in our beautiful San Benito County. In celebration of National Take a Hike Day, kick off the weekend right by lacing up your boots and pulling out a trail map. Not sure where to go? Check out Pinnacles National Park or Mudstone Ranch or even the De […]

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It’s in the bag

On October 24, 2017 By

Wells Fargo volunteers from Gilroy to King City convened at Community FoodBank for a meeting this week, followed by some seriously fun volunteer time. The gang packed kid-friendly snacks and breakfasts for FoodBank’s backpack bag program. Working with Hollister Elementary School District, FoodBank endeavors to reach elementary school students who might not have enough to […]

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Esther Curtis, executive director of San Benito County’s Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA of San Benito County), led a two-hour training seminar addressing how to better work with difficult customers. When things are not going quite right, the most important thing can be summed up in a word: communication.

She […]

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HOLLISTER – The overwhelming majority of Community FoodBank’s customers are happy customers, according to a recent survey conducted by Gavilan College students.

Far more important is that the survey is not sitting on a shelf. It’s already informing plans for changes aimed at better serving the FoodBank’s customers.

When people were asked if they were […]

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I recently visited the San Diego Food Bank to find new ways to serve the people of our community, what I found was new technology. Their building is very energy efficient and loaded with new tech which I hope to incorporate in remodel of our building. Thank you to SDFB for your time.



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What is a Food Bank?

On November 13, 2016 By

According to Feeding America, “A food bank is a non-profit organization that collects and distributes food to smaller front line agencies; and usually do not themselves give out food directly to people struggling with hunger.

“Food banks are found in most larger communities and rely on donors and volunteers to carry out day-to-day operations. Food […]

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Did you know that 300 San Benito County school children will be receiving backpack bags from Community Food Bank each week through the school year?

Kids get the bags, which contain nutritious, ready-to-eat food for the weekend, each Friday at their schools. Supporting the backpack bag program is easy. It costs just $12 per month […]

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In our continuing quest to provide you with some delicious recipes that involve some very good-for-you veggies (if case you missed them, so far we have done radishes, Brussels sprouts, arugula and kale and cabbage), we have two terrific dishes that incorporate leeks for you […]

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