San Benito County data shows that our county has higher opioid prescriptions, higher prescription doses, and much sadder, higher opioid related overdoses and death rates than the State of California, Santa Cruz County, and almost double that of Monterey County.

Enter: Opioid Task Force for San Benito County.

Our CEO, Maria Thomas, has the […]

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Shaved Raw Asparagus Salad
(Serves 4)

1 bunch asparagus
1 handful toasted, crushed hazelnuts, walnuts or almonds
1tablespoon chopped mint
3tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice
2tablespoons vinegar
1teaspoon honey
3tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
Parmesan shavings

Using a vegetable peeler, shave the asparagus lengthwise to create strips.
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Anyone who spends more than a few minutes at Community FoodBank will find that a mental adjustment is in order. Groceries are not calculated in terms of cartons, or pounds, but rather in tons, bins and truckloads. That’s what it takes to feed more than 5,000 people each month.

And so this week, Community […]

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$5,000 Community Impact grant

On July 19, 2018 By

We received word last week that we are to receive a $5,000 Community Impact grant through the Community Foundation for San Benito County!

The grant is one of 41 amounting to $250,000 awarded by Community Foundation for its 2018 granting cycle. All grants must be used for the benefit of San Benito […]

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With June’s designation as #MensHealthMonth, we challenge everyone to take part in raising awareness of preventable health issues and encouraging early detection and treatment of disease among men and boys. This call to arms is critical for the fight against Prostate Cancer, the #1 cancer risk for men. Make sure the men in your life […]

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[Recipe] Romano Beans

On June 22, 2018 By

This week Community FoodBank is featuring a green bean of a different stripe. This is a quick, flavorful way to prepare Romano beans:

Ingredients

1 pound Romano beans cut on the diagonal into 3-5 inch long pieces
3-4 garlic cloves, sliced
3 tablespoons butter
Salt to taste

Instructions

Bring a large […]

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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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[Recipe] Salmon Fillets

On June 15, 2018 By

Community FoodBank is sharing sides of salmon this week — perfect for a Father’s Day feast!

This recipe comes to us from our food bank partners at Lucky Supermarket

1 tbsp Brown Sugar
1 cup Soy Sauce
1 tsp Sesame Seeds
1 tbsp Maple Syrup
4 tsp Cayenne Pepper
[…]

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