Greeting the community with a warm smile and a full heart is nothing new for Dorothy. Since 2010, Dorothy has also volunteered at the Orangevale Seventh Day Adventist Church Community Services Food and Clothes Closet, performing a similar intake function for our Orangevale neighbors...Read More
At the Orangevale Food Bank, we’re incredibly grateful for our amazing community and volunteers year-round. However, we’re always overwhelmed by the generous contributions of food and outpouring of volunteers during the holiday season, particularly Thanksgiving.
2014 marked our third anniversary of serving Thanksgiving dinner to neighbors in need. In reflecting on past years, it’s remarkable to consider how much the event has significantly increased since 2012. This year, due to the efforts of countless contributions over 100 volunteers, we were able to pack and serve over 300 boxes for families in need in Orangevale and Fair Oaks.
We’d like to extend a special thanks to:
Louis Pasteur Drives Up Donations with Food Drive Program Creativity
Students of Louis Pasteur, a local middle school in Orangevale, are well known in the community for their volunteerism. To kick off the school year and reinforce that commitment, students have been collecting food to support Orangevale Food Bank’s Adopt-a-Month program*, an activity students have supported for the past several years.
This year, the Pasteur Student Body implemented creative ways to incentivize participation and drive up donations. To get more students involved in their program, a point system was put in place for competition between the grade levels with special incentives to also involve faculty.
The student body is almost f...Read More
We’ve got something exciting happening at the Orangevale Food Bank! Debbi Kennedy of Ditch the Drive Thru is joining us this Thursday, October 30th at 9 a.m. for a cooking demonstration of her Very Veggie Scramble, and to share advice on how to make quick, healthy, affordable meals. And she’s bringing some of her friends along from Good Day Sacramento! Join us for a fun morning learning how to make fresh food fast!Read More
This summer, Eagle Scout Cooper Lamb took on a worthy project to help build beautiful new planter boxes to grow more vegetables for neighbors at the Orangevale Food Bank. Over the past two years, a lot of progress has been made on the Food Bank’s community garden, but structured areas to grow more vegetables have been needed. Thanks to Cooper’s leadership and sponsors, Green Valley Nursery and Penryn Lumber, a team of volunteers built the boxes, complete with a the drip line, under the supervision of OVFB’s resident Facilities and Maintenance Lead, Dwight Sparks.
“The project was a great learning experience for me, personally, and I appreciated the opportunity to demonstrate leadership in managing the project,” said Cooper...Read More