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Almost every Friday, Maria Diaz from First 5 San Benito comes by Community FoodBank to share stories with children. Early childhood literacy is one of the very best ways to ensure academic success in the future, and Maria, dressed as Little Red Reading Hood, is a terrific literacy ambassador.

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Originally published by Feeding America

October 5, 2018
by Jessica Schoen

Chances are, one of your children’s classmates at school is not getting enough to eat at home. If there are 25 kids in your child’s class, four of them could be facing hunger. That’s because 1 in 6 kids […]

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Anyone who spends more than a few minutes at Community FoodBank will find that a mental adjustment is in order. Groceries are not calculated in terms of cartons, or pounds, but rather in tons, bins and truckloads. That’s what it takes to feed more than 5,000 people each month.

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Rethink Your Drink Day

On May 14, 2018 By

On Wednesday, May 16th, SNAP-Ed will host a booth at Farmer’s Market in downtown Hollister focusing on Rethink Your Drink.

Celebrating the first ever Rethink Your Drink Day on May 16th, San Benito County Health Services’ SNAP-Ed Nutrition Program will be having a bling your reusable water bottle activity, surveys, offering water tasting, and offering […]

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Friday, May 18th, 2018
1:30 – 3:00 p.m.
1133 San Felipe Road
Hollister, CA 95023

Everyone is invited to see the recently renovated FoodBank building. There will be tours, live music, food, and a chance to learn more about what the FoodBank does.

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Carlos Avila and Magali Garcia Arenas show off the barrel in the lobby at Caliber Collision at 847 Industrial Drive in Hollister. The crews at Caliber’s 550 collision centers nationwide are mounting a campaign through May 11 to help feed their neighbors throughout 17 states. The local drive benefits Community FoodBank. Donations of […]

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The generous folks at South Valley Community Church – Hollister returned for another backpack bag build on Saturday, April 21st. And not just any backpack build, these were the last bags built for this school year. How many bags were built? A mere 2,112 bags – tying their former record! And […]

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Community FoodBank CEO Maria Lynn Thomas and her son, Mateo, were among the people visiting the San Benito County Chamber of Commerce mixer at Emergency Vehicle Specialists, Inc. in Hollister Wednesday. The company converts factory vehicles into modern law enforcement and emergency mobile platforms. Motorcycles and cars in various stages of conversion were on […]

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Q: What is food insecurity?
A: Uncertain availability of affordable, nutritious food.

“Students can encounter a variety of roadblocks including homelessness and food insecurity. Recent studies revealed 41% of students on CSU campuses face food insecurity.” -California State University, Long Beach

Donations made to Community FoodBank benefit our local students who seek food […]

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For our neighbors in San Juan Bautista, if you’re in need of food, look for the Food Bank truck on Thursdays from 9am-10am in the gravel parking lot next to the soccer field and San Juan School. Questions? Interested in signing up? Please call our office at (831) 637-0340.

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