Hunger Action Month spoons on display in lawn of Veterans' Hall in Hollister, CA

Everyone needs nutritious food to thrive. Yet, tens of millions of people in the United States―including our neighbors who make over 22,000 combined visits to the food bank each month―face hunger. Joining the movement to end hunger helps ensure everyone, no matter their race, background or ZIP code, has access to the food and resources needed to thrive.

That’s why this September, we are asking everyone to join Community FoodBank in the movement to end hunger. Our voice, actions, and commitment help ensure our community has the food they need to thrive. Because when people are fed, futures are nourished.

You may have seen how volunteers and donors helped us spoon the lawn at the Veterans’ Memorial Building earlier this month! Special thanks to Supervisor Sotelo and the VFW for assisting in this effort. Over 2,200 orange spoons were on display this past weekend. Each spoon represented 10 individuals struggling with hunger in San Benito County.

Volunteers helped us spoon the lawn at the Veterans’ Memorial Building, September 2023.

We are very appreciative, too, of the County of San Benito Board of Supervisors, who made a proclamation for September as Hunger Action Month in San Benito County. Our partners, the City of Hollister and the City of San Juan Bautista, also made proclamations in support of Hunger Awareness Month.

Every action―big or small―is another step in the fight against food insecurity and hunger. Visit to see all the ways you can take action throughout the month.