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Thanksgiving 2017

The Orangevale Food Bank is always grateful for all that the community does to help successfully complete special projects throughout the year. During this Thanksgiving season was no exception. Nancy Luse, Operations Manager, organized the collection and distribution of this year’s feast. A group of dedicated volunteers worked together to assemble approximately 325 boxes stuffed full of all 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 our area. Noah and Jake Wright, two of Green…

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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 the magic of Christmas. Not only does this court…

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Feeling Blessed: Thanksgiving 2015

After 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…

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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…

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A Season of Gratitude: Thanksgiving 2014

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…

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Join Us October 30th for a Cooking Demonstration with Ditch the Drive-Thru

We’ve got something exciting happening at the Orangevale Food Bank! Debbi Kennedy of Ditch the Drive Thru is joining us this Thursday, October 30th at 9 a.m. for a cooking demonstration of her Very Veggie Scramble, and to share advice on how to make quick, healthy, affordable meals. And she’s bringing some of her friends along from Good Day…

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Collaborating for a Cause: Orangevale Food Bank and AboutKidz

Kids Helping Kids at First Day Back-to-School Event If there’s one thing that frames the mission of the Orangevale Food Bank, it’s our commitment to community. Really, it’s the sole purpose we’re here. We’re fortunate to not only have an amazing community to serve and volunteer alongside, but also a fantastic community of partners and organizations to collaborate with…

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Event: OVFB Cooking Demonstration

OVFB Cooking Demonstration Last month, the Orangevale Food Bank took part in Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution Day, a global campaign promote cooking skills, celebrating the importance of cooking good food from scratch and instilling healthy eating habits. To support the campaign, one of the Food Bank’s volunteers, Steve Williams — restaurant veteran and owner of JC’s Lunchbox, a new,…

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