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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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Start off the Holiday season with this free concert tomorrow, Saturday, December 1st @ 7pm at SBHS Auditorium. This 9th annual holiday concert will feature all local talent, including groups from Gilroy and San Juan Bautista.

All guests are invited to bring a non-perishable food item for donation to the Community FoodBank!

 

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YOU

You build genuine and authentic connections with every guest to Community FoodBank, either for one day or sometimes for a lifetime. You make people feel welcome and comfortable often during difficult times in their lives. You can instantly build rapport and make a difference in someone’s life in just one interaction.

You take pride […]

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Scouts Brighten Holidays

On November 27, 2018 By

San Benito County’s Boy and Girl Scouts start their holiday season each year with a food drive, and this year is no different. After combing the community on Nov. 17, the scouts delivered their haul to Community FoodBank, and wow did they deliver!

The one-day effort yielded 5,486 pounds of groceries, valued at $9,490. […]

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Members of Adrian Andrade’s communications class at Gavilan College’s Hollister campus built on a burgeoning tradition this week.

With his class of 23 broken into three groups, students developed campaigns to promote fund-raising for Community FoodBank of San Benito.  For Andrade, the unit combines lessons in real-world marketing communications, promotion, fund development and team […]

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Yoko Ono Lennon, Southern California-based Beatles tribute band the Fab Four and the California Department of Motor Vehicles have joined forces to combat hunger in the state with the sale of specialty license plates featuring the iconic self-portrait image of the late John Lennon.

Proceeds from the plates, which cost anywhere from $50-$103 depending […]

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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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Impactful photography by Lisa Robinson helps tell the story that can best be shared visually. The emotion of joy and sense of community are just some of the concepts behind the ever-great story of Community FoodBank, captured at our Open House event on May 18, 2018.

 

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Article written by Nicholas Preciado, BenitoLink Staff Reporter, originally published 5/25/2018 on BenitoLink.

The Community FoodBank held an open house Friday May 18 to highlight a new choice market model.

Gone are the days of standing in line at the local food bank waiting for a portioned amount of produce. With a new […]

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Each term, student’s in Adrian Andrade’s communications class at Gavilan College’s Hollister campus are given a slice of real world experience.

The results of that experience were on display on May 7, when three teams of students gave brief presentations and reported on the outcomes.

After being assigned to a team, three groups of […]

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