A student stocks the San Benito High School pantry. Photo courtesy of Jim Lewis.

Schools & Education

SBHS-Food Bank partnership reintroduces ‘choice,’ removes ‘stigma’

Campus pantry prepares to serve up to 1,000 students and their families.

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.

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.

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.



Food pantry helps Gavilan students succeed

Gavilan College opens food pantry during the summer to help students who need food