Safeway hosted a re-grand opening celebration in honor of the Hollister store remodel on Wednesday, January, 8, 2020 and Community FoodBank of San Benito was selected as the charity of choice to receive a $3,000 donation during the festivities. A brief program took place at the store, including remarks from Safeway management, a ribbon cutting […]

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Fontina cheese and buttery fresh breadcrumbs make this cheesy Brussels sprouts gratin a great comfort food. Add bacon, ham, or pancetta to turn it into a main dish or serve it as a side with or without meat.

1 pound Brussels sprouts
1 clove garlic (cut in half)
3 tablespoons […]

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2 bunches Broccolini (about 1 pound total)
1 tablespoon olive oil
4 cloves garlic, thinly sliced
1 teaspoon kosher salt
1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes (optional)
1/2 cup water
Lemon wedges, for serving (optional)

-Rinse the Broccolini under cool water and shake off the […]

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Holiday Food Drive Sparkles

On December 15, 2019 By

Community FoodBank’s annual food drive tradition has been lighting up the community for the holidays. While we have not seen any of our 55 gallon food donation barrels hung from the eaves of houses or perched on top of trees, we have seen the unmistakable sparkle of giving in San Benito County!

Each year, from […]

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Hat tip to Top Hatters

On December 11, 2019 By

The Top Hatters Motorcycle Club once again lent a hand to help fight hunger in San Benito County, as they do every year. Here at the food bank, we have come to eagerly anticipate the arrival of roaring motorcycles (one of them ridden by Santa) and pickup trucks full of donated food that the Top […]

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San Benito High School’s annual Canned Food Drive to benefit Community Food Bank of San Benito County brought in 4,694 items, which will be donated to the organization that provides food, nutritional education and advocacy for locals in need.

SBHS Activities Director Catalina Lemos, who organized the effort along with Associated Student Body (ASB) […]

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[Recipe] Thai Curry Vegetable Bowl

On December 1, 2019 By

Ready for a recipe that boosts the immune system and makes your tastebuds sing? This Thai Curry Vegetable Bowl features a drool-worthy coconut yellow curry sauce, an array of crisp veggies and crunchy toasted coconut chips.

4 cups stock, chicken, beef or veggie are all acceptable
1 cup coconut milk

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Sometimes the simplest of gestures can have meaning far beyond words. I arrived for work last Tuesday morning to find the messages pictured above written on the whiteboard in our conference/break room. As I stood reading each entry, my eyes began to flood with tears. If you don’t know the personal stories of the […]

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