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!

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

Directions
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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Ingredients
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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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 […]

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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 – […]

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Cherry Pick!

On June 13, 2019 By

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 […]

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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!

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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 […]

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