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12 Days of Giving Fundraiser Kicks Off

December 1 will kick off San Benito County's 12 Days of Giving fundraiser, benefiting several nonprofits.

(Nov. 19, 2021) → Read the full Benito Link report
Aromas Sports Park Receives Landscaping Help

Volunteers worked to landscape areas of Aromas Sports Park in a project supported by the local Rotary Club.

(Nov. 15, 2021) → Read the full Benito Link report
Grant Awarded to Local Children's Nonprofit Group

Partnership for Children has received a $105,000 grant to bring assistance to Central Coast families. The group provides transportation and medical care for children and their families.

(Nov. 9, 2021) → Read the full Salinas Valley Tribune report
‘Farmworkers Caravan’ Delivers the Goods to Hollister

A convoy of 55 cars and trucks organized by Catholic Charities of Monterey trekked from from San Jose to Hollister on Oct. 2, delivering thousands of donated food items, emergency supplies and household items for farmworkers affected by the pandemic.

(Oct. 6, 2021) → Read the full The Free Lance report
Foodbank Adjusts Mobile Pantry Schedule

The Community FoodBank of San Benito County tried out several locations when its mobile pantry program rolled out this spring. A new schedule beginning Sept. 20 targets the locations with the largest turnout.

(Sept. 14, 2021) → Read the full Benito Link report
Catholic Charities to Give $17K in Rent Assistance to SBC Residents

With the recent receipt of grant funds from local organizations, the nonprofit Catholic Charities has $17,041 available for emergency rental assistance services to residents of San Benito County impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

(Sept. 10, 2021) → Read the full The Free Lance report
San Benito County Chamber of Commerce Honors Locals Sept. 12

Shannon Imbronone’s Savage Designs has been named Small Business of the Year by the San Benito County Chamber of Commerce. She and other businesses and individuals will be honored at the Centennial Celebration, taking place Sept. 12 at Leal Vineyards.

(Sept. 9, 2021) → Read the full The Free Lance report
Fund Launched to Support Rural Schools Hit by Wildfires

Education leaders have launched CA Kids Fire Relief, a two-week, statewide effort encouraging students and school communities across California to provide financial and emotional support to students, families and schools impacted by catastrophic wildfires.

(Sept. 1, 2021) → Read the full Village Life report
Kinship Center to Hold 65th Wine & Food Tasting

What may be the longest consecutively running wine tasting event of its kind in California will kick off Sept. 11 when the Gabilan Chapter Kinship Center’s 65th Annual Wine & Food Tasting takes place at Paicines Ranch.

(Aug. 19, 2021) → Read the full The Free Lance report
San Benito Community Auction Goes Online Aug. 27-30

A fundraiser for local nonprofits, the 2021 San Benito Community Auction takes place Aug. 27-30. Sponsored by the San Benito Community Foundation, the virtual auction lets participants bid on packages from local donors.

(Aug. 9, 2021) → Read the full The Free Lance report
Kinship Center to Hold Its 65th Wine & Food Tasting on Sept. 11

Good food and wine, a good cause, and a longtime tradition—it all comes together at the 65th Annual Wine & Food Tasting, a fundraiser for the Gabilan Chapter Kinship Center. Held at Paicines Ranch on Sept. 11, the event raises funds for the group’s efforts to “support children in finding their forever homes.”

(July 27, 2021) → Read the full The Free Lance report
When the Rockets’ Red Glare Sparks PTSD

Hundreds of thousands of veterans suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder, and Fourth of July fireworks can be a trigger. Local vets share their experiences with BenitoLink reporter John Chadwell.

(June 24, 2021) → Read the full Benito Link report
Mobile Foodbanking

The Community FoodBank of San Benito County has taken its fight against hunger on the road with its new moveable pantry: a truck stocked with groceries to help those in need.

(April 2, 2021) → Read the full The Free Lance report
COVID-19 Adds to Burden of Caring for San Benito Seniors

“We are getting more people applying for our help, particularly the nutrition programs and Meals on Wheels,” said Pauline Valdivia, executive director of Jovenes de Antaño del Condado de San Benito.

(March 15, 2021) → Read the full Benito Link report