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.Read More
Written by Daphne Huegel, Student
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...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