Did You Know?
Next time you swipe a debit or credit card at the Hollister Nob Hill store, you likely will encounter a question: “Would you like to make a donation to Food for Families?” Did you know that every penny collected at the local Nob Hill goes to Community FoodBank of San Benito? […]Continue Reading →
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 […]Continue Reading →
The staff and board of directors at Community FoodBank participated in a two-day retreat and brainstorming session during the week of Jan. 20-25, and the outcome includes a new mission statement that better defines the food bank’s growing mission in San Benito County.
That’s the new definition […]Continue Reading →
On Wednesday, November 14th, Community FoodBank played host to the San Benito County Chamber of Commerce’s Business After Hours mixer. A number or our neighbors dropped by to enjoy some light food and refreshment, to catch up with people they hadn’t seen in a while and to tour the all-new local food bank. People socialized […]Continue Reading →
Did you know?
Every major grocer in San Benito County — Lucky, Safeway and Nob Hill, donates baked goods to Community FoodBank seven days a week. Why not take a moment to thank your checker for his or her role in generously supporting the community?Continue Reading →
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 […]Continue Reading →
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 […]Continue Reading →
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 […]Continue Reading →
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 […]Continue Reading →