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Foodbank Looking for New Home


All Erik Talkin wants for Christmas is a two-acre site zoned for industrial or commercial use with parking space for 30 vehicles near Highway 101. The county Foodbank CEO said this week the prolific nonprofit must turn away 2.2 million pounds of food ​— ​enough to feed 20,000 families ​— ​each year because its Hollister Avenue facility is too small and does not have a loading dock. In March, the Foodbank re-upped its five-year lease with the county, which owns the land. In July, the Foodbank proposed to expand the facility, but the county rejected the application, citing the fact the site has been zoned “recreation” since the 1980s.

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