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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Volunteer Spotlight: Dorothy Jones

(L to R) Dorothy Jones and Betsy Atkins

(L to R) Dorothy Jones and Betsy Atkins

If you walk into the Orangevale Food Bank on any food distribution day, you’re sure to see a familiar face every time. Volunteer Dorothy Jones, the “detail diva” – a nickname earned for her exceptional record keeping and reporting skills – has been greeting neighbors (community members seeking services and support) since the Food Bank opened in 2011. Dorothy is part of the superstar front office team with fellow registration clerks, Lisa Okomura and Betsy Atkins.

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...

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A Season of Gratitude: Thanksgiving 2014

Thanksgiving 2014 Encouragement CardsAt 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:

  • Our many Thanksgiving volunteers
  • The generous contributions from our grocery store sponsors (Fair Oaks Trader...
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