Volunteer Spotlight – Debbie Costello

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Last year, Debbie Costello, a teacher at Visions in Education Charter School, knew a friend’s 88 year old mother who was looking to volunteer. While volunteering on a regular basis may not have panned out for her elder friend, Debbie herself found a new home. In addition to volunteering in the Food Bank’s stock room on Wednesday nights, she also has an important job managing the OVFB’s Adopt-a-Month program* where community members – schools, churches, clubs, etc. – can hold food drives to help keep the Food Bank’s shelves filled.

When asked why she volunteers, Debbie [pictured in the middle] said she feels that, “If you don’t volunteer, you’re not complete...

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OVFB Updates – April 2014

This past month Orangevale Food Bank has continued to serve the local community, providing food for over 900 people. Our community is very active and helping us thrive. Recently a boyscout built wooden planter boxes for us, which now dot the parking lot supporting a growing vegetable garden; and volunteers continue to contribute time, energy and other resources to help provide food for those that can use a helping hand.

The food bank is growing! In March Sam’s Club, Walmart, and Save Mart were added to our list of regular weekly food pickups. Along with this growth, more people are getting support and small miracles are happening. A few weeks ago, the food bank ran out of pasta at the end of the week...

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Big School Food Drives in March

Big School Food Drives in March

We would like to thank Twin Lakes School, Oakview Community Elementary School, Orangevale Open K-8 School, and Summit Christian School for adopting the month of March to hold a school-wide food drive, Each of these food drives were amazingly successful and have filled the shelves to help the Orangevale Food Bank continue serving nearly 1,000 hungry people each month. We couldn’t do what we do without wonderful people like you – thank you, thank you!

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Volunteer Spotlight – Izzy Hyland

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Volunteer Spotlight – Izzy Hyland

After Izzy Hyland moved to the Sacramento area and settled in, she began looking for something to do to meet new people and lessen the sadness of missing her children and grandchildren back in Utah. Two years ago, after seeing a story in the local Orangevale newspaper, OV View, about the Orangevale Food Bank, Izzy knew this was the opportunity she was looking for. Now a retired nurse, Izzy works at the OVFB twice per week as the bagging room lead, ensuring that bags are filled and stocked, ready for distribution on the Food Bank’s distribution days.

Izzy has been giving back her entire life. When asked why she volunteers, Izzy cited a number of reasons, including the importance of “serving others to get the focus off yourself...

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2013 Year in Review

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