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Fair Oaks 40th Honorary Mayor Race

Keith Wright, Assistant Director of the Orangevale-Fair Oaks Food Bank, is currently in the beginning stages of his run for Honorary Mayor of Fair Oaks.  The candidate who raises the most money by hosting fundraising events from April 1st to September 1st determines the outcome of the election for mayor. Each dollar raised counts as one vote. The proceeds…

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Loads of Support from Sprouts

Four days a week the Orangevale-Fair Oaks Food Bank Truck picks up an abundance of food from Sprouts Farmers Market in Citrus Heights. Mark, the Receiving Manager, coordinates the  collection of food items from the different departments in the store. Dairy products, bakery goods, produce, deli sandwiches and wraps, ready to eat meals and sliced meats are some of…

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Trader Joes Contributes

Three days a week, the Orangevale-Fair Oaks Food Bank truck collects a variety of foods from Trader Joe’s on Sunrise Boulevard and Madison Avenue.  The Food Bank receives dairy products, produce, bakery items, meats, salads, ready to serve meals, deli items and occasionally some lovely flowers. Trader Joe’s generously donates an abundance of food each month our dedicated volunteers…

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February is Heart Health Month

February is Heart Health Month.  The food bank helps our community make heart healthy choices by providing a wide variety of fresh food options along with non-perishable items. Leafy greens are a great source of fiber, antioxidants, vitamins and minerals, which contribute to heart health.  Whole wheat pasta, breads and crackers have more fiber than white flour and is…

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Successful Partnership: Orangevale Walmart

The Orangevale Food Bank strives to make connections with its community members, businesses and organizations to better serve those to need. One very successful partnership is with Walmart at the corner of Hazel and Greenback in Orangevale. Justin Righero, the Store Director, and his crew are great supporters of the food bank. With their help and organization, the food…

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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 to find fellowship with others. a food bank is…

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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 Orangevale Food Bank has been the recipient of many…

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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 our area. Noah and Jake Wright, two of Green…

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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 work. One of the troop members, Chloe, stated, “I…

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