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 →
Funding to help provide San Benito County residents with accessible, nutritious supplemental food
Philanthropy at Walmart and the Walmart Foundation is focused on creating impact, and that’s exactly what they did with a recent grant of $1,000 to Community FoodBank. The funding will be used to help support our existing food programs and the […]Continue Reading →
The nonprofit organizations comprising the annual 12 Days of Giving fund-raising collaborative gathered to celebrate at Aroma Cellars in downtown Hollister on Jan. 24. This year’s holiday season fund-raiser generated more than $150,000 in contributions.
The non-profit organizations participating in the effort — Chamberlain’s Children Center, Community FoodBank, Court Appointed Special Advocates of San […]Continue Reading →
The recent partial federal government closure brought a steady trickle of federal employees to Community FoodBank. As they struggled to make ends meet, San Benito County stepped up.
June Hockenberry called to ask if there was anything she could do, and the upshot is that she passed the hat at her Christ Fellowship prayer group, […]Continue Reading →