Walmart Giving awards grant to Community Food Bank of San Benito County

Funding to help provide San Benito County residents with accessible, nutritious supplemental food

Philanthropy at Walmart and the Walmart Foundation is focused on creating impact, and that’s exactly what they did with a recent grant of $1,000 to Community FoodBank. The funding will be used to help support our existing food programs and the reach those programs have in our local community. Bringing nutritious food to the table and sharing the abundance of our local lands & local people brings big smiles. We are thankful for Walmart’s support!

“Congratulations! We are pleased to inform you that your Community Grant application has been selected to receive a $1,000.00 grant.” -The Walmart Community Grants Team and the Gilroy Walmart store

“One in six San Benito County residents lives with hunger,” said Mark Paxton, Director of Community Engagement and Fund Development at Community FoodBank. “We are thankful to the donors who help us fund food programs that help children, seniors on fixed incomes and hardworking families to have access to nutrient-rich options like fresh produce and bread.”

Donors of all kinds make FoodBank a successfully woven part of the San Benito fabric. Local growers who donate food and manpower, business owners who donate equipment and time, philanthropists who provide sustained funding and volunteers who give of their time and talent all thread their way into making a difference in the quality of life in San Benito County.

About Philanthropy at Walmart
By using our strengths to help others, Walmart and the Walmart Foundation create opportunities for people to live better every day. Walmart has stores in 27 countries, employing more than 2.3 million associates and doing business with thousands of suppliers who, in turn, employ millions of people. Walmart and the Walmart Foundation are helping people live better by accelerating upward job mobility for the retail workforce; addressing hunger and making healthier, more sustainably-grown food a reality; and building strong communities where we operate. We are not only working to tackle key social issues, we are also collaborating with others to inspire solutions for long-lasting systemic change. To learn more about Walmart’s giving, visit

About Joining the FoodBank Cause
We offer diverse ways to become part of the solution to hunger. Our volunteers make it possible for our small staff to serve 5,000 community members every week! Our financial donors make it possible to operate a marketplace, engage in food program outreach to seniors and children and to provide a dignified place for people to get groceries and get back on their feet. And that’s just the beginning. If you, your company or group are interested in learning more about how to contribute, please call our office at (831) 637-0340 or use our contact form.

Community Food Bank’s mission is to provide food, nutritional education and advocacy for our neighbors in need within San Benito County.


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