Serving others

Mission and Vision

It’s no secret: sharing groceries with more than 6,000 people each month is a big job, but it’s an easy job to love! The doors are open Tuesday through Saturday. Why not stop by 1133 San Felipe Road to learn more? Each week, the food bank reaches people throughout our community, from Jefferson School in southern San Benito County to Aromas. A volunteer delivers directly to homes around Hollister. Food reaches people where they live throughout the Hollister area.

On Friday and Saturday mornings each week, the Community Food Bank Marketplace is open. It’s a bright, welcoming place to shop, see people you know and learn more about good nutrition. Check out our foodscaping, an edible landscape and living classroom just outside of the food bank’s doors.


Our mission statement defines the food bank’s growing mission in San Benito County:

Building dignity.
Sharing abundance.
Nourishing lives.

The statement guides a shared desire to provide empowerment and opportunity through food and education.

Food bank mission statement
Cauliflower bin with sign "take what you need" at food bank


Our vision statement is the inspiration and framework for our strategic planning. It articulates our dreams and hopes for the food bank and describes what we are trying to accomplish:

No resident suffers from hunger or malnutrition in San Benito County.

Martin Luther King, Jr.

I have the audacity to believe that peoples everywhere can have three meals a day for their bodies, education and culture of their minds, and dignity, equality, and freedom for their spirits.

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