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San Benito County data shows that our county has higher opioid prescriptions, higher prescription doses, and much sadder, higher opioid related overdoses and death rates than the State of California, Santa Cruz County, and almost double that of Monterey County.

Enter: Opioid Task Force for San Benito County.

Our CEO, Maria Thomas, has the […]

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On May 21st, Sarah Nordwick, our Board Chair, and I had the privilege of attending an all-expense paid trip to Sacramento to the California Association of Food Banks (CAFB) Rural and Remote Food Bank Capacity Building Initiative Conference. We participated in a day chock full of seminars and activities all aimed […]

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Neighborly Warmth

On January 10, 2018 By

This post brought a smile to our face. Shared from SafeHouse Web:

We’re spreading the warmth on this rainy day by bringing breakfast burritos from Farmhouse Cafe to our neighbors here in downtown Hollister! Looks like our friends at Continue Reading

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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As news of the fires in Northern California dissipates, we all know the needs of people affected by the fires, smoke and devastation are not. Here’s a reminder from the Redwood Empire Food Bank Facebook page:

“We still need you! You are helping fuel our ongoing response to the increased need […]

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It’s a New Record!

On September 19, 2017 By

A crew of volunteers from Pacific Scientific dropped in last week to pitch in as volunteers at Community FoodBank, and did they ever volunteer! In just a couple hours, they packed 2,040 kids’ backpack bags, shattering the previous record held by the volunteer crew from a certain bank that shall not […]

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For more than 20 years, the South County Railroaders and the Bay Area Garden Railroad Society have staged a benefit tour of local outdoor model railroads, and when the trains steamed back into the station on Saturday, August 12, there was good news to share.

Railroaders open up their homes, and visitors are free […]

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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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Thank you Rotary Club of Hollister for inviting us to speak at your weekly meeting! Monday, February 13th, Maria Lynn Thomas and Mark Paxton shared information on current affairs and future goals of Community FoodBank. Some of the highlights included the building purchase and renovation project, health issues in San Benito County and how FoodBank is a […]

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Bank On It!

On November 2, 2016 By

Maria Lynn Thomas of Community Food Bank accepts a check in the amount of $2,500 from Hollister Bank of America branch Manager Victor Carrillo and Assistant Manager Sara Torres  this week.  Bank of America donated the funds to support the food bank’s school backpack bag program, which provides kid-friendly breakfast and lunch supplies to […]

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