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The buck stops here!

Meet our Finance Committee: Keith Schwehr, Chair, Rob Blatter, and Ken Wratten. Every month these dedicated professionals comb through financial and budget reports. They provide an eagle eye on fiscal decisions and direction. The finance committee is responsible for reviewing Community FoodBank’s budget, performance against the budget, financial needs and […]

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This story is shared via the San Benito Agricultural Land Trust, April 12, 2019

CalCAN farm tour with state legislators of Phil Foster’s Pinnacle Organically Grown farm in Hollister. So grateful for the Fosters’ innovative farming practices, which build soil organic matter and sequester carbon, while also providing jobs and […]

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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? […]

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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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Retreat defines mission

On January 31, 2019 By

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.

Building dignity.
Sharing abundance.
Nourishing lives.

That’s the new definition […]

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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 […]

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Baking bread, making friends

On September 19, 2018 By

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?

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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