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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

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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