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Action has been the operative word in Bayer’s involvement with the food bank and we couldn’t be more excited about partnering with this fantastic group of local people. Hailing from their office and field operations in San Juan Bautista, the Bayer volunteer team arrived at the food bank just before 8:30 a.m. on the company’s […]

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We had a wonderful morning with Wells Fargo’s volunteer team. On Friday, September 20th, local bankers formed an assembly line inside of the warehouse here at the food bank, and went to work filling red mesh bags with nutritious snack-sized foods. It was Wells Fargo’s corporate Dedicated Day of Service and they chose to come […]

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We say it time and again, but still can’t say it enough: We love our volunteers and they are the life blood of Community Food Bank.

On a Friday in August, our Volunteer Coordinator, Juana Valdez, along with the help of her fellow food bank staff members, hosted a well-deserved appreciation lunch. 

If you, your […]

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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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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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