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 →
Community FoodBank hosted a health fair on Friday, August 2nd. Located inside the marketplace, representatives from local organizations had display tables and booths set up, and welcomed customers who had arrived for their grocery shopping. The health fair was organized by San Benito County Public Health and had displays featuring:
“Two people took many days and weeks to plan out hate,
but love responded in an instance.
We must see ourselves not as victims of violence,
but as ambassadors of peace.”
Boston Marathon bombing amputee survivor
Community FoodBank of San Benito stands with #GilroyStrong
3 Killed, 12 Injured […]Continue Reading →
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 […]Continue Reading →
Community FoodBank puts an emphasis on green thinking in its operations. From food waste to other compostables, we’re excited to be part of the green business initiatives here in San Benito County and one of the first locations to begin using those short little green dumpters!
We were excited to join a group of local […]Continue Reading →
It was four years ago that food bank CEO Maria Lynn Thomas invited me into a conversation about joining the staff. In a departure from standard interview blather, I said that I hoped to work my way out of the job. With Community FoodBank on solid footing thanks to all of you, I believe I […]Continue Reading →
Thanks to some judicious support from the folks at the San Juan Valley plant research labs, Bayer U.S. let Community FoodBank know this week that it’s in line for a $10,000 grant.
The funds are earmarked for the school Backpack Bags project. Throughout the school year, bags are given to elementary school students at […]Continue Reading →
Tomorrow, shoppers at Community FoodBank are in for a treat. In addition to the usual mountain of fresh, organic salad greens, shoppers can expect scallions, apples and garlic from Pinnacle Organics and oranges.
Market hours are 9 a.m. to noon on Fridays and Saturdays, and the food bank is located at 1133 San Felipe […]Continue Reading →
JSM Organics (strawberries!) and Monkeyflower Farms (cheese!).
Other regenerative farms open this spring include Monkeyflower Ranch, just a mile away from JSM Organics, which offers a Spring Open House the same afternoon.
“The role of the farmer protecting our natural resources is absolutely something that we always have in mind, especially organic growers. As […]Continue Reading →
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 […]Continue Reading →