Classic broccoli salad is usually loaded down with mayonnaise and bacon. This version adds a touch of sweetness with grapes and a hint of smokiness with the dressing. Plus, it only requires 5 ingredients! Make a batch at the start of the week for lunchboxes or an easy side dish for dinner.

Tip: “Broccoli […]

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This week’s market basket is 3,500 lbs of coleslaw! We also have spinach, leaf lettuce, apples and oranges, and assorted chopped veggie bags.

Come join the fun and abundance at FoodBank with Victor, our ‘Warehouse Superpower’ (pictured here) on Fridays and Saturdays during marketplace hours, 9am to Noon. 1133 San Felipe Road in Hollister.


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Check out this recipe from Earthbound Farm.

A delicious way to sneak in veggies to your dinner!


1 ½ cups chickpeas, rinsed and drained (about two 15 ounce cans)
5 ounces Earthbound Farm Organic Mighty Spinach
1 cup chopped red onion
½ teaspoon sea salt

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The buck stops here!

Meet our Finance Committee: Keith Schwehr, Chair, Rob Blatter, and Ken Wratten. Every month these dedicated professionals comb through financial and budget reports. They provide an eagle eye on fiscal decisions and direction. The finance committee is responsible for reviewing Community FoodBank’s budget, performance against the budget, financial needs and […]

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This story is shared via the San Benito Agricultural Land Trust, April 12, 2019

CalCAN farm tour with state legislators of Phil Foster’s Pinnacle Organically Grown farm in Hollister. So grateful for the Fosters’ innovative farming practices, which build soil organic matter and sequester carbon, while also providing jobs and […]

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Hundreds of Community FoodBank visitors on Friday, April 5, were treated to more than fresh produce and groceries. San Benito County Public Health coordinated a health fair that offered information, resources and goodies covering everything from West Nile Virus to dental health to solutions available for conquering substance abuse.

This is the second year […]

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Almost every Friday, Maria Diaz from First 5 San Benito comes by Community FoodBank to share stories with children. Early childhood literacy is one of the very best ways to ensure academic success in the future, and Maria, dressed as Little Red Reading Hood, is a terrific literacy ambassador.

See […]

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[Recipe] Garlic Sesame Noodles

On March 22, 2019 By

Not only is Christopher Ranch known for some of the best garlic around, they share great recipes featuring their garlic!

Check out this recipe for a quick Garlic Sesame Noodles:

Toss hot cooked spaghetti with the sauce below. Once cooled add the veggies, sesame seeds and cilantro. Serve hot […]

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Did You Know?

Next time you swipe a debit or credit card at the Hollister Nob Hill store, you likely will encounter a question: “Would you like to make a donation to Food for Families?” Did you know that every penny collected at the local Nob Hill goes to Community FoodBank of San Benito? […]

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[Recipe] Ugly Vegetable Pasta

On March 15, 2019 By

Who says vegetables have to look perfect to still be used for cooking? At Save the Food they encourage us to use those weird looking veggies! 

½ cup extra virgin olive oil, divided, plus more for finishing
1 small eggplant, cut into 2” pieces
1 zucchini, cut into 2” pieces
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