Mary Zanger stands with volunteers picking local cherries

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 help with the harvest — and make a lot of food bank customers very happy — give Juana at the food bank a call. You can always reach us at 637-0340.

UPDATE, June 24, 2019: The following week, the volunteer crew was augmented by the presence of sisters and elders from the local Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, thanks to the generosity and coordination of food bank friend Mary Zanger. At the end of a morning of picking in her Pacheco Pass orchards, 420 pounds of cherries went into the coolers at Community FoodBank.

Cherry picking volunteers 2019 food bank San Benito County

Community Food Bank’s mission is to provide food, nutritional education and advocacy for our neighbors in need within San Benito County.


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