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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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Ribbon cutting for new garden project by Growing Hearts Garden Center and in partnership with Community FoodBank.

Growing Hearts Garden Center headed a new project at Community FoodBank, producing an edible garden and tangible community involvement.

The ribbon cutting for the project happened on Saturday, July 13, and was attended by scores of supporters […]

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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:

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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 […]

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Cherry Pick!

On June 13, 2019 By

Every year, Mary Zanger (second from left) organizes a troop of volunteers to pick fresh, organic cherries at an orchard outside of Hollister. Wednesday, the crew brought in a harvest of 218 pounds for Community FoodBank! We are headed back to the grove on Tuesday morning at 8 a.m. If you would like to […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Hundreds of Community FoodBank visitors on Friday, April 5, were treated to more than fresh produce and groceries. San Benito County Public Health coordinated a health fair that offered information, resources and goodies covering everything from West Nile Virus to dental health to solutions available for conquering substance abuse.

This is the second year […]

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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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