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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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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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The buck stops here!

Meet our Finance Committee: Keith Schwehr, Chair, Rob Blatter, and Ken Wratten. Every month these dedicated professionals comb through financial and budget reports. They provide an eagle eye on fiscal decisions and direction. The finance committee is responsible for reviewing Community FoodBank’s budget, performance against the budget, financial needs and […]

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Members of the Santa Ana 4-H Club dedicated a Saturday morning recently to dressing up the scores of barrels Community FoodBank uses in its annual food and fund drive. Many of the barrels even got a splash of gift wrap! The kids may not all have known it at the time, but they’re […]

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Retreat defines mission

On January 31, 2019 By

The staff and board of directors at Community FoodBank participated in a two-day retreat and brainstorming session during the week of Jan. 20-25, and the outcome includes a new mission statement that better defines the food bank’s growing mission in San Benito County.

Building dignity.
Sharing abundance.
Nourishing lives.

That’s the new definition […]

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Earthbound Backpack Build

On January 7, 2019 By

 

The music was pumping and volunteers from Earthbound Farms got right to work Wednesday, packing backpack bags that go to local school children each week. The bags are intended to cover the weekend nutrition gap, when school meal programs are closed.

What does it cost to bridge the gap for a student for an […]

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Community FoodBank friend Ken Kovanda joined the crew at Mary Zanger’s orchard recently. This delicious donation is headed to local homes this week.

The volunteer crew from Charles River Labs of Hollister was in Mary Zanger’s cherry orchard last week to wrap up the season, and they scored with a heavy haul […]

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Freshmen from Monte Vista Christian School came by Community Food Bank recently to help bag up delicious chocolates donated by Marich Chocolates. Pretty sweet job, and a great bunch of young people.

Without our volunteers, it would not be possible for our small staff to serve thousands of our […]

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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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This is your opportunity! Community FoodBank is again accepting applications for volunteers. Frankly, most volunteers find it so rewarding to pitch in fighting hunger that the chance to join in doesn’t come up that often. But right now, your contributions of time and talent are welcome and needed.

Become part of the team that […]

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