Action has been the operative word in Bayer’s involvement with the food bank and we couldn’t be more excited about partnering with this fantastic group of local people. Hailing from their office and field operations in San Juan Bautista, the Bayer volunteer team arrived at the food bank just before 8:30 a.m. on the company’s […]

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[Recipe] Roasted Tomato Soup

On September 27, 2019 By

Some days are just perfect for warm, comforting soup. This Roasted Tomato Soup is classic and hearty, and only takes ten minutes to prep. Serve with a side salad or a gooey grilled cheese sandwich!

Main Ingredients
3 pounds Roma tomatoes (cut into 8 pieces, seeds and ribs removed)
1 medium yellow […]

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We had a wonderful morning with Wells Fargo’s volunteer team. On Friday, September 20th, local bankers formed an assembly line inside of the warehouse here at the food bank, and went to work filling red mesh bags with nutritious snack-sized foods. It was Wells Fargo’s corporate Dedicated Day of Service and they chose to come […]

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We say it time and again, but still can’t say it enough: We love our volunteers and they are the life blood of Community Food Bank.

On a Friday in August, our Volunteer Coordinator, Juana Valdez, along with the help of her fellow food bank staff members, hosted a well-deserved appreciation lunch. 

If you, your […]

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San Benito GIVES: That Feeling

On September 1, 2019 By

UPDATE, September 20, 2019
The numbers are in and we wanted to take a moment to thank our donors and supporters. This year’s San Benito GIVES fundraising campaign garnered $1,550 in donations and will be used to help fund our ongoing food programs.

Our supporters – people like you – are essential to […]

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Funded by the kindness of community member donations, and grants from partner organizations like Bayer U.S., Community FoodBank’s Backpack Bag program benefits students throughout the school year. Containing enough for two breakfasts and lunches, and intended to help kids bridge the nutrition gap they may face over the weekend, when school nutrition programs are closed, […]

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Ribbon cutting for new garden project by Growing Hearts Garden Center and in partnership with Community FoodBank.

Growing Hearts Garden Center headed a new project at Community FoodBank, producing an edible garden and tangible community involvement.

The ribbon cutting for the project happened on Saturday, July 13, and was attended by scores of supporters […]

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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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