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Intel Inspires With A Heart for Service

Orangevale Food Bank recently had the pleasure of hosting 26 Intel employees for a volunteer work day.  Their smiling faces and genuine excitement to give back made the time go by fast, and the work that was accomplished was amazing!  In 3 hours time, this group was able to tackle

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Opportunity Arrives

Spring has arrived and Orangevale Food Bank is grateful for the blessing of the rain this year. Our drought in Northern California is coming to an end. As Spring arrives, our trees bloom and bear fruit. Our Food Bank vegetable garden will be planted and we look forward to our

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What is a food bank?

What is a food bank? At first glance the answer seems obvious, a food bank provides food to neighbors in need. But a food bank is more than food. Food is the “how”. So, “what” is a food bank? It’s a place for people to work together. It’s an opportunity

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Thanksgiving Festivities

Thanksgiving is always such an inspiring time here at the Orangevale Food Bank! As always we are so grateful to all who make it possible for us to feed the hungry. Wishing everyone the best this holiday season!    

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Community Rallies Together for New Patio Cover

We began this project nearly a year ago, and we’re finally seeing it through completion. So exciting! We were looking for a better place to hold our outdoor food distributions with a more permanent structure. For many years, we’ve set up and torn down popup tents to help shade our produce

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Eagle Scouts Serving Orangevale

Boy Scouts, trustworthy, hardworking, and loyal. Toward the finish line of this life changing experience comes Eagle Scout. These young men have readied themselves working extremely hard to achieve this final goal. An Eagle Scout project is designed to be of service to others. Over the past few years, the

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Green Oaks Does it Again!

The students of Green Oaks Fundamental Elementary focus on giving back to our community. How? Over the past 5 years, this elementary school has participated in an Adopt-A-Month program with the Orangevale Food Bank, and has continued to bring in more canned and perishable foods than any other Elementary school in

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Local Girl Scouts Making a Difference

Girl Scout Troop 828 has dedicated several evenings to serving at the Orangevale Food Bank. An energized group of 6th-8th grade girls come in to clean, restock and bag food, and much more. They are currently working on receiving their Silver Award, which consists of 50 hours of community service

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Volunteer Spotlight: Linda Castro

Linda has been with the Food Bank since day one. She began her journey by exploring the different facets of the Food Bank, and one day was asked to help with the produce. Today she is known as our produce lady; fully dedicated to what she does with a smile

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Dovewood Court Brings Food in For Our Neighbors

A holiday tradition we all partake in is driving around searching for the most decorative front yards covered in Christmas lights. In Orangevale, we are fortunate enough to have Dovewood Court. This fully dedicated court gives life to an ongoing holiday destination for friends and families coming together to enjoy

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