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Volunteer Spotlight: Dwight Sparks

If you have ever visited the Orangevale Food Bank you have more than likely seen the smiling face of Dwight Sparks. He has volunteered at the food bank from almost its very beginning in a variety of positions. Having heard the call from God to “get off the couch and

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Support From Our Local Raley’s

There’s more than one reason the Orangevale Food Bank is blessed by the generosity of our community. More like 5,200 reasons! Through the Food For Families holiday “Buy a Bag” campaign, Raley’s employees at the Madison and Hazel store enthusiastically encouraged shoppers to participate in this event that contributed approximately

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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

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Annual Chamber Mixer & 2018 Volunteers of the Year

The Annual Chamber Mixer held at the Orangevale Food Bank included an evening of fellowship, celebration, great food and a little something new. Members of the Orangevale and Fair Oaks Chamber of Commerce gathered together in their first joint event. Both Chambers shared with all their upcoming events being held

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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

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2017 Year End Donor Thank You Letter

Over 10,000 people were cared for through the Orangevale Food Bank in 2017. Nearly 100,000 meals were provided to hungry families in Orangevale and Fair Oaks.  We averaged over 75,000 pounds per month of food picked up, sorted, and distributed. Nearly 50 volunteers helping every single week to make what

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2017 Fair Oaks Village Christmas Parade

‘Tis the season to be very busy at the Orangevale Food Bank but have some fun, too. Participating in local community events helps to spread our good works to our neighbors. Keith Wright, assistant director and member of the Fair Oaks Chamber of Commerce, was instrumental in the appearance of

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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

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2017 Community Food Drives

The Orangevale Food Bank continues to be blessed through the participation of many community organizations this season with food drives. Many schools and churches have held non-perishable food drives to help stock the shelves and containers of the food bank. The local Sprouts, Safeway and Raley’s supermarkets have committed their

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Bayside Serve Day 2017

Bayside Church is committed to being the church by serving practical needs in our community and sharing God’s love with our neighbors. We were so grateful to have a team from the church spend the day with us on October 7th. The exterior of our building was in need of

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