Tag: San Benito Food Pantry

Family of late local businessman donates to Food Pantry

By ANGELICA CHAVEZ Special to the NEWS The family of late local businessman, Robert J. Darby, recently donated money the San Benito Food Pantry in honor of his memory. His wife of sixteen years, Ruth Woods, gave the monetary donation, and affectionately explained, “He had a giving heart, and before he died he told me, ‘You …

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Food Pantry feeds 2,000 families per month as demands rise

By HEATHER CATHLEEN COX  Staff Writer Reporter@sbnewspaper.com With a Matthew 25:35 mission statement that declares, “I was hungry and you fed me,” the San Benito Food Pantry joyfully serves over 2,000 families each month. Since 1991, with the exception of one instance, SBFP Manager Claire Roewe said, “We’ve never turned down anyone” seeking assistance. Want the …

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Parade Donations Considered Success

By JACOB LOPEZ Staff Writer reporter@sbnewspaper.com The spirit of giving is alive and well in San Benito if you ask Claire Roewe of the San Benito food pantry. Attendees the Annual Christmas parade on Saturday were asked to bring donations for the San Benito Food Pantry. San Benito food pantry volunteers walked along Sam Houston accepting …

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THE NEED TO FEED: Food Pantry struggles with rising demand

By JACOB LOPEZ Staff Writer reporter@sbnewspaper.com While San Benito’s population has grown by just 121 – this according to the U.S. Census Bureau – the demand for aid has grown by leaps and bounds as experienced by the San Benito Food Pantry, which has serviced 86 more families during the same two years (2012-13) in which …

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CONSIDER THIS: Why San Benito Wants a Refund

By MICHAEL RODRIGUEZ Managing Editor editor@sbnewspaper.com So the San Benito Food Pantry again faces increasing demand from its clients – ‘again’ being the operative word. While I wouldn’t call it a staggering rise, watching the pantry clientele swell over the years is alarming when considering all which San Benito already contends with. In a city …

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