Food Bank Welcomes Mexico Student Interns

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In an effort to inspire volunteerism and leadership with youth, the Orangevale Food Bank welcomed five teenage young men from Chiapas, Mexico for a two week internship this last July. In partnership with Young Life, a global youth outreach organization, the food bank leadership team reviewed many high school students’ applications from this southern region of Mexico. Five young men  were selected to make their first trip outside of their country for a life-shaping experience as they worked alongside food bank volunteers to serve the needs of our community.

Ramiro, one of the students said “It’s cool to see a community come together to collect and distribute food for their neighbors in need”. Volunteering is not a typical thing that happens in his community in Mexico...

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Welcome to our Orangevale Neighbors from the Twin Lakes Food Bank!

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Effective July 1, 2015, all Orangevale residents who were previously served by the Twin Lakes Food Bank will now be served by the Orangevale Food Bank. Please see the letter below to our new Orangevale neighbors transitioning over from Twin Lakes.

To Our New Clients from Twin Lakes Food Bank,

Welcome! As you’ve hopefully been made aware, the Twin Lakes Food Bank will be transferring its Orangevale-based clients to the Orangevale Food Bank effective July 1, 2015. We have been preparing for several months to serve you in the best way possible during your transition to our Food Bank. This letter outlines the important things that you should know to make your visit the best possible.

1. Food Pick Up: You may pick up food once a month, every month...

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Why I Love Orangevale | #whyiloveov

Why I Love Orangevale | #whyiloveov

A Fundraising Campaign Benefiting the Orangevale Food Bank

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Generosity. Positivity. OV love. That’s what this campaign is all about. The Orangevale Food Bank has received a very generous offer from an anonymous donor to spread love and positivity in and about the Orangevale community: This donor has offered to make a $10 donation for every positive comment addressing “Why I Love Orangevale” on social media with the hashtag #whyiloveov from April 30 (midnight) – May 5, 2015 (11:45 p.m. PT). The final donation will be given online just before midnight on Tuesday, May 5, 2015 as part of the Big Day of Giving.

What is the Big Day of Giving?

On May 5th, the Orangevale Food Bank will be participating in a huge and historic event for our region, the Big...

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Calling All Kids: Spring Break at the Food Bank

If you’re a youth looking for volunteer opportunities to fulfill community service requirements or just want to have some fun and make some friends, “Spring Break at the Food Bank” is a great week to come! We have drop in volunteer hours for youth Monday, March 30th – Friday, April 3rd from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. Just stop in! We’re located here.

This week doesn’t work for you? We have plenty of volunteer opportunities year-round! Check out our Volunteer page or follow us on Facebook or Twitter to stay updated.

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Green Oaks Sets Record for School Food Drive Collection

Written by Daphne Huegel, Student

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Green Oaks Fundamental Elementary has many great qualities, including academic excellence, fun activities, and a great desire to help others in our community. Recently, Green Oaks hosted its annual food drive for the Orangevale Food Bank. As part of the Adopt-a-Month food drive program, Green Oaks families were asked to bring in one bag of non-perishable food. The Orangevale Food Bank parked their truck in front of the school, while Student Council collected all the bags.

“It feels so great to know our Green Oaks families are helping all these people. When I think about how many people are starving, it makes me feel good to know how many amazing organizations like this are doing this just to help stop hunger,” said Green Oaks Principal, Rob Reynolds...

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