Feeling Blessed: Thanksgiving 2015

12291252_978990698850246_4533166873612833450_oAfter testing out a new method of handing out our Thanksgiving boxes, we are able to say that this has been our most successful Thanksgiving event to date! The Orangevale Food Bank was able to provide 280 people with the items necessary to make their Thanksgiving feasts.

We would like to take the time to give a special thanks to our dedicated volunteers who shine their hearts in the best way for the goodness of our neighbors as well as the people and businesses to follow:

  • The generous contributions from our grocery store sponsors (Fair Oaks Trader Joe’s and Orangevale Walmart, and Orangevale Save Mart).
  • Our grocery store food drive sponsors (Orangevale Walmart, Fair Oaks Safeway).
  • The turkey donations from Senator Ted Gaines’ office.
  • The turkey donations from Sacramento Food B...
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El Camino Fundamental High School Gives Back

Each month, the Orangevale Food Bank has a school within our communityIMG_1055 host a food drive. As a way to bring comfort to our neighbors within the community, these schools make it their challenge to see how much food they can collect and donate within a month’s time. This is also a way to highlight the kids in our community by showing that “Kids Can!” collect food, and help make a positive change to their community.

Although El Camino High School is not within the city of Orangevale, Carli, a Senior and Community Service Lead at El Camino High School divulged, “When I became the service lead, I told everyone we were donating to the Orangevale Food Bank just like last year. It doesn’t even matter that we are from different areas...

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Thanksgiving Volunteer Opportunities

The Orangevale Food Bank is looking for people like you to come out and assemble/distribute  Thanksgiving boxes on Friday, Saturday, and Monday. This project is our way of giving back to our community, and it can only be made possible with the help from our volunteers. By giving back to our neighbors in this way, we are able to spread the joy and love the holiday season brings us with those who need a little extra faith and happiness. So, if you find it in your heart to come out and join us on Friday, Saturday, or Monday, we would love to have you! Please sign up at: http://www.orangevalefoodbank.org/volunteer-central-2/  12080275_960743840674932_954588817827285670_o

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Food Bank Welcomes Mexico Student Interns


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...

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Welcome to our Orangevale Neighbors from the Twin Lakes Food Bank!

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Effective July 1, 2015, all Orangevale residents who were previously served by the Twin Lakes Food Bank will now be served by the Orangevale Food Bank. Please see the letter below to our new Orangevale neighbors transitioning over from Twin Lakes.

To Our New Clients from Twin Lakes Food Bank,

Welcome! As you’ve hopefully been made aware, the Twin Lakes Food Bank will be transferring its Orangevale-based clients to the Orangevale Food Bank effective July 1, 2015. We have been preparing for several months to serve you in the best way possible during your transition to our Food Bank. This letter outlines the important things that you should know to make your visit the best possible.

1. Food Pick Up: You may pick up food once a month, every month...

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