Rolling out our annual Holiday Food Drive feels like an old friend came into town for a visit — great to see them, a familiar, friendly look and always bringing good cheer. This year, over 90 donation barrels are already placed at locations throughout the county and more are going out nearly every day.
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From December 1st through 12th, neighbors can support other neighbors in San Benito County through the 12 Days of Giving holiday campaign. Supporters who donate during the 12 days will have their funds matched by generous local businesses.
Community FoodBank is collaborating with fellow nonprofit organizations to raise awareness and funds about needs that […]Continue Reading →
UPDATE, September 20, 2019
The numbers are in and we wanted to take a moment to thank our donors and supporters. This year’s San Benito GIVES fundraising campaign garnered $1,550 in donations and will be used to help fund our ongoing food programs.
Our supporters – people like you – are essential to […]Continue Reading →
Funded by the kindness of community member donations, and grants from partner organizations like Bayer U.S., Community FoodBank’s Backpack Bag program benefits students throughout the school year. Containing enough for two breakfasts and lunches, and intended to help kids bridge the nutrition gap they may face over the weekend, when school nutrition programs are closed, […]Continue Reading →
Sunlight Giving, a Palo Alto-based charitable foundation, announced last week that its continuing grant supporting Community FoodBank operations has been extended for another three years.
The grant is one of the largest the food bank receives. “We are happy to share that we’ve made a significant increase to your grant amount,” said Linda […]Continue Reading →
Peanut Butter Roundup
It’s on! The staff at Lucky Supermarket in Hollister is in the middle of its annual Peanut Butter Roundup. Shoppers purchasing a jar of peanut butter can collect a second jar to donate free of charge, and the barrels are filling fast.
All the peanut butter will go back to […]Continue Reading →
It’s a record! Students in Adrian Andrade’s communications course at Gavilan College’s Hollister campus were tasked with working in teams to develop marketing campaigns to raise funds for Community FoodBank.
The class project is part of a curriculum unit Andrade developed several years ago, and a check of the records shows that this class […]Continue Reading →
Nation’s biggest food drive is Saturday, May 11.
Making a difference is only as far away as your mailbox this Saturday.
Local letter carriers are mounting their annual Stamp Out Hunger food drive set for Saturday, May 12. This is the 27th year that letter carriers nationwide have conducted what has become the largest one-day food drive in […]Continue Reading →
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 →
Community FoodBank CEO Maria Thomas gladly accepts a check from Chris Tanzi as Greg Gilliam (right) enjoys the moment. The Hollister Lucky Supermarket’s holiday campaign to feed the community was an overwhelming success, thanks largely to Tanzi’s zeal. The check to Community FoodBank brings more than $4,800 to Community FoodBank’s daily effort to end […]Continue Reading →