BenitoLink Executive Director Leslie David. Photo by Lisa Robinson.

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Stay informed and stay safe: a few words from BenitoLink’s executive director

The virus ‘calls on us to do more and to make sure we are serving our readers well.’

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Hollister Rec staff staging outside of the Community Center waiting for donations. Photo provided by Hollister Recreation.

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Hollister Recreation partners with nonprofit to deliver senior meals

Adopt a Senior program provides food, water and other essential supplies.

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Photo by Rene Rodriguez.

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Moonlight Walk postponed due to COVID-19

The walk on the De Anza Trail was set for April 5, but will be rescheduled when it is safer to gather.

Since the COVID-19 outbreak, Community FoodBank has switched to a drive-thru system. Photo courtesy of Community FoodBank.

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Community FoodBank continues to serve during shelter-in-place

Applications increase as Hollister pantry moves to drive-thru system.

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Community Foundation leaders meet to discuss the relief fund. Photo provided by Community Foundation for San Benito County.

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Community Foundation establishes COVID-19 relief fund

Foundation has committed $50,000 to the fund, and will continue to solicit additional resources from corporate partners and donors.

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Gabilan Chapter Kinship Center offers two scholarship opportunities

Applications due March 30.

Sir Tim Berners-Lee, inventor of the World Wide Web, captures the attention of the Knight audience. Photo by Leslie David.

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BenitoLink attends Knight Foundation conference in Miami

Local online news expands as media reconfigures in the digital era.

Gabilan Chapter Kinship Center meeting in January. Photos provided.

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Gabilan Kinship Center presents check to Seneca

Funds raised from a 2019 food and wine tasting.

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Catholic Charities Diocese of Monterey receives $150,000 from the David and Lucile Packard Foundation

Funds to support legal immigration services in Santa Cruz, Monterey, and San Benito counties.

Institute for Innovation and Economic Development Executive Director Brad Barbeau, Michelle Doty and Denise Mellor of That Garlic Stuff (2018 winners of Main Street division), and judge Doug Yount at the 2018 Startup Challenge Monterey Bay. File photo.

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Startup Challenge Monterey Bay application deadline draws near

Participants have the opportunity to pitch their idea to a panel of business experts to get valuable feedback, and compete for prizes and exposure to the local community for business development and funding.

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Community Foundation plans financial well-being workshop for women

Topics will include budgeting, debt management, investments, retirement accounts, life insurance basics, estate planning, asset protection, and more.

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Emergency rent and utility assistance available through Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Monterey

Funding will assist approximately four to six households with rent assistance and 18-20 households with utilities.

Kathy Schipper and Heidi Connor at Schipper Design explain the Creatives for Community grant to the BenitoLink board of directors. Photo by Jessica Willis.

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Great ideas merit great design

Fourth annual Schipper Design grant program empowers the community through design.

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Teknova purchasing assistant Robert Blasingame said, "It is important to me that everyone grows up in a community with equal opportunities in education. No child should grow up without an equal education to their neighbor because of financial limitations.” Photos by Robert Eliason.

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Teknova program connects employees with nonprofits

Giving campaign raises thousands each year for United Way.

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CMAP TV program up for regional award

Original program on recovering from Gilroy Garlic Festival shooting nominated for Best Talk Show at Wave Awards.