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 […]
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 […]
As we near the end of the first real month of summer, we take a look back at the variety of fresh, locally grown and wholly wholesome choices shoppers have had at our Marketplace. Pallets and pallets of salad greens, along with luscious raspberries and ripe tomatoes one week. The next, we featured Brussels […]Continue Reading →
Summer Break is in full swing!
Heading to your favorite theme park soon? Check out this great article from Eat Right Nutrition for tips on how to make healthy snack choices even while on vacation!
Whether it’s Gilroy Gardens, the Boardwalk in Santa Cruz, Great America in Santa Clara – […]Continue Reading →
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 […]Continue Reading →
Safeway’s summer food drive, Feed The Need, is underway at our local store!
Look for the flyer at the check out stand to add a $10 pre-filled bag of groceries that will be given to Community FoodBank right here in San Benito County.
It’s an easy way to participate from now until June 28th!Continue Reading →
You’d never know after eating this mouth-watering, kid-friendly sandwich that Sloppy Joes originated during financially tough war times in the 1940s as a way of stretching precious and expensive beef. Bell peppers and onion add color, texture and nutrition in this adaptation of the classic dish.
Did you know Sloppy Joes originated during the […]Continue Reading →
Thanks to some judicious support from the folks at the San Juan Valley plant research labs, Bayer U.S. let Community FoodBank know this week that it’s in line for a $10,000 grant.
The funds are earmarked for the school Backpack Bags project. Throughout the school year, bags are given to elementary school students at […]Continue Reading →
Sunlight Giving, a Palo Alto-based charitable foundation, announced last week that its continuing grant supporting Community FoodBank operations has been extended for another three years.
The grant is one of the largest the food bank receives. “We are happy to share that we’ve made a significant increase to your grant amount,” said Linda […]Continue Reading →
Check out this great resource from Feeding America. Not only do they give you some great recipe ideas, their goal is to reduce food waste from your kitchen!
Pizza: You can turn just about any food into a pizza. Stir fry: Stir fry is the ultimate customizable recipe so it’s perfect […]Continue Reading →