Community FoodBank hosted a health fair on Friday, August 2nd. Located inside the marketplace, representatives from local organizations had display tables and booths set up, and welcomed customers who had arrived for their grocery shopping. The health fair was organized by San Benito County Public Health and had displays featuring:

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Hashtag: Gilroy Strong

On July 31, 2019 By

“Two people took many days and weeks to plan out hate,
but love responded in an instance.

We must see ourselves not as victims of violence,
but as ambassadors of peace.”

Patrick Downes
Boston Marathon bombing amputee survivor

Community FoodBank of San Benito stands with #GilroyStrong


3 Killed, 12 Injured […]

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You build genuine and authentic connections with every guest to Community FoodBank, either for one day or sometimes for a lifetime. You make people feel welcome and comfortable often during difficult times in their lives. You can instantly build rapport and make a difference in someone’s life in just one interaction.

You take pride […]

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Community FoodBank puts an emphasis on green thinking in its operations. From food waste to other compostables, we’re excited to be part of the green business initiatives here in San Benito County and one of the first locations to begin using those short little green dumpters!

We were excited to join a group of local […]

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Who knew that these beautiful flowers hid tasty sunchokes beneath them!

1-2 pound sunchokes
Oil to coat (omit additional oil if roasted with meat)
Salt and pepper to taste

Scrub sunchokes and cut them, if large, so pieces are about the same size for even cooking.

Place […]

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It was four years ago that food bank CEO Maria Lynn Thomas invited me into a conversation about joining the staff. In a departure from standard interview blather, I said that I hoped to work my way out of the job. With Community FoodBank on solid footing thanks to all of you, I believe I […]

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1 cup full-fat mayonnaise
2 tablespoons miso (I use white, but any variety will work)
2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
2 teaspoons paprika (regular or smoked)
1 teaspoon finely grated lemon zest + 2 tablespoons juice, from 1 large lemon
Kosher salt plus freshly ground black pepper

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Getting prepared for more of our famously hot summer days here in San Benito County? Add a refreshing and healthy smoothie to your to-do list — the kids will love it. Up front, we have a substitution suggestion for this recipe: Use the delicious raspberries from our Marketplace (or pit the fresh-picked cherries we […]

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