Ann Griffin, a retired teacher, and other volunteers carry items to cars at the Community FoodBank on February, 2021. Photo by Andrew Pearson.


Community FoodBank of San Benito sees big rise in clients

One in four county residents estimated to be food insecure.

Images courtesy of Adrian Andrade.

Education / Schools

Gavilan communication class aces fundraising drive despite COVID-19 challenges

Students donate proceeds to Community FoodBank.

A float in the 2019 Lights On Parade. File photo by Heather Graham.

San Benito Lifestyle

Annual Lights On Parade with a twist

Hollister Downtown Association to host modified celebration at airport.

Behind the scenes photo of a video shoot for 12 Days of Giving, featuring Esther Curtice (CASA), Patrice Kuerschner (Emmaus House), Patrick Ellis (Chamberlain's Youth Services), Nancy Frusetta (FoodBank) and Anna Foglia (Sun Street Centers). Photo courtesy of Lori Arnold.


12 Days of Giving benefits local nonprofits

Campaign kicks off Dec. 1 and will help raise funds to support CASA of San Benito, Chamberlain's Youth Services, Community FoodBank, Emmaus House and Sun Street Centers.

A pre-COVID food distribution. Photo courtesy of the Community FoodBank.


Community FoodBank overwhelmed by generosity

Large donation enables the local nonprofit to provide meals through the end of the year.

Photo courtesy of Community FoodBank.


Community FoodBank to receive 73,000 pounds of food

Largest donation in the organization's history.

Community FoodBank Executive Director Nancy Frusetta Moore. Photo courtesy of Community FoodBank.


Community FoodBank selects new executive director

Nancy Frusetta Moore will begin her role on Aug. 11.

Volunteers bag food in the facility in March. Photo by Carmel de Bertaut.

Government / Politics

California Conservation Corps to assist Community Food Bank

Replacing the California National Guard on missions to free up the Guard for other logistical lifts needed in response to COVID-19.

San Benito County Administration Building. Photo by Leslie David.

Government / Politics

SBC Board of Supervisors calls on National Guard for support

Members will assist with sorting, packing and food distribution at Community FoodBank on April 3.

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


Community FoodBank continues to serve during shelter-in-place

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

Photos courtesy of Catalina Lemos.

Schools & Education

San Benito High School’s canned food drive benefits Community FoodBank

Nearly 4,700 items donated.

San Benito High School Food Services Manager Jim Lewis fills a box with meals that will be made available to hungry students each Friday. Photos by Adam Breen.

Children and Youth

Backpack snack program helps feed hungry students

San Benito High School partners with Community FoodBank to provide in-need students with food for the weekends.

The CASA office transforms into "Santa's Workshop" during the holidays. File photo.


12 Days of Giving seeks additional partners

Growth and success of annual fundraising event offers the opportunity to invite other San Benito County nonprofits to participate.

Outside the Community Foodbank. Photo by Nicholas Preciado.


Community FoodBank receives Community Foundation grant

The Community Foundation's continuing support is appreciated.

Photo by Nicholas Preciado


Community FoodBank hosts open house

The Community FoodBank held an open house Friday May 18 to highlight a new choice market model.