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General Updates

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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2017 Annual Banquet, Auction and Art Show

Orangevale Food Bank hosted an engaging evening event filled with music, art and food at the Orangevale Grange Hall. The banquet included dinner catered by Haole Pig, artwork from many local artists, raffle and silent auction items. Entertainment included live music by the Rhythm Club Lite as well as an

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Warm Regards

You might have noticed that the days are getting longer and warmer. Most of us look excitedly toward summer activities; floating down the American river, bar-b-ques, and long warm nights. Warmer weather and mild nights are a comfort to Orangevale Food Bank’s neighbors in need, but the need for food

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Intel Inspires With A Heart for Service

Orangevale Food Bank recently had the pleasure of hosting 26 Intel employees for a volunteer work day.  Their smiling faces and genuine excitement to give back made the time go by fast, and the work that was accomplished was amazing!  In 3 hours time, this group was able to tackle

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Opportunity Arrives

Spring has arrived and Orangevale Food Bank is grateful for the blessing of the rain this year. Our drought in Northern California is coming to an end. As Spring arrives, our trees bloom and bear fruit. Our Food Bank vegetable garden will be planted and we look forward to our

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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

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