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...Read More