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[Recipe] Butternut Squash Soup

On February 17, 2018 By

Butternut Squash is perhaps best known as the backbone for a most satisfying bowl of soup. This version comes to us from for time? Notice that this one comes together in just two steps!

6 tablespoons chopped onion
4 tablespoons margarine or butter
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[Recipe] Celery Soup

On November 10, 2017 By

  This week’s FoodBank market basket is pretty varied. A wide assortment of greens — as usual — and two pallets of fresh celery. Celery deserves a second look. This recipe highlights two ingredients that are frequently in the FoodBank coolers, celery and fennel.   Roast Celery Soup 8 large celery stalks cut into 2 inch […]

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There’s a lot more to chowder than clams, and this quick vegetarian recipe showcases a nutritional powerhouse — broccoli — in a bowl of chowder. There’s a lot of broccoli in the Community FoodBank coolers right now, and it’s headed out the doors Friday and Saturday.

Remember, pantry hours are now 9:30-12:30 every Friday […]

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Every Day is Thanksgiving Day at the Food Bank

Every day we are thankful for our generous supporters

who donate produce, groceries, supplies, and money

to keep our programs operating all year long.
Every day we are thankful for our faithful volunteers

who freely give their time and energy

to […]

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Too good to miss!

Can you afford to miss this opportunity? Pat’s Place just received a donation of nine large boxes of trading cards. Many of these are vintage cards, and at 10 a.m. Wednesday, September 14th, they went on sale for just $9.99 per box. You might land a valuable gem or two. […]

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Hunger Action Month

On September 15, 2016 By

September is Hunger Action Month.
Hunger exists in every county in the U.S., affecting 48 million Americans including 15 million children. Community Food Bank of San Benito County is a partner with the Feeding America nationwide network of food banks that believes that hunger IS solvable and we’re leading the fight to end […]

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Taste of Summer

On September 2, 2016 By

Elena Olsvold of the San Benito County Health Department shares samples of mango salad with customers at Community Food Bank Friday, August 26th. She drops in from time to time with creative ideas for healthy eating and free cookbooks as well. What a healthy partnership!

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Volunteer Snapshot: Kathy Flores

On August 10, 2016 By

Kathy pitches in every Thursday at our San Juan Bautista store. Located in the Plaza Market building at 201 Third St., the store contains a thrift shop as well as a value grocery market. More than 130 bags of groceries head out the door each week.

Why Kathy volunteers at Community Food Bank:

“I […]

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There is an oldsaying: “You can’t really understand another person’s experience until you’ve walked a mile in their
shoes.” San Benito County’s Walk a Mile in Her Shoes event Saturday, April 9, asks men to literally walk one mile in women’s high-heeled shoes. It’s not easy walking in these shoes, but it’s fun and it […]

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There’s definitely a family thread weaving its way through Patricia Jacquez’s life.

She grew up in the hamlet of Aromas, where here parents owned and operated the Firehouse Market. As kids, Patricia and her brother naturally spent a lot of time around the market, pitching in just like countless other youngsters growing up around […]

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