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Elementary School Food Drive Brings in Almost 2000 lbs. of food!

Green Oaks Fundamental Elementary School in Orangevale held their annual Food Drive on Friday, April 5th to benefit the Orangevale-Fair Oaks Food Bank. The GO Student Council sent home grocery bags encouraging students and their families to fill the bags with non perishable food items and return them to the school on the scheduled date. The children arrived to…

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Rotary Food Bank Solar Panel installation complete!

What started months ago with a Rotary Club member’s tour of the Orangevale Food Bank led to a volunteer project completed last week that will pay for half of the facility’s electricity bills for decades. Rotarian Nick Broad said he was astonished during his food bank tour by the amount and quality of food made available to those in…

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Our Brick Fundraiser was a huge success!

Thanks to all of our generous donors, our first ever Brick Fundraiser was a wonderful success. This idea began last year when Dwight Sparks, our wonderful garden expert volunteer suggested a personalized brick patio fundraiser. This winter we brought that idea to life and sold well over our goal of 100 bricks. We are anxious to begin the construction…

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Let us help you with your CalFresh applications!

Did you know? The Orangevale-Fair Oaks Food Bank is now partnering with CalFresh to help anyone in Sacramento County with assistance in completing and submitting applications. The process is easy and with new higher monthly income qualifications, many people who didn’t previously qualify will now. Stop by the Food Bank during our regular hours of operation, speak with Linda…

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2018 Holiday Food Drives

Our 2018 Holiday Food Drives at Safeway in Fair Oaks and Walmart in Orangevale have wrapped up for the year and proved to be a huge success! With our volunteers donating over 700 hours of their time to hand out flyers and collect food, we were able to collect over 15,000 pounds of food that is so desperately appreciated…

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Turkey Day is here!

This year we have so much to be thankful for here at the Orangevale – Fair Oaks Food Bank. We had many friends and neighbors show up to help us pack 350+ boxes of food, received 370 donated turkeys from several local organizations and were so grateful to be blessed with hundreds of hours of our wonderful volunteers time…

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OVFO Food Bank at the Family Fright Night

The Orangevale – Fair Oaks Food Bank enjoyed a spooky evening of visiting with neighbors and handing out over 2,000 pieces of candy to adorable boys and girls dressed up for Halloween! We provided a fun atmosphere of fall décor, games with prizes and trick or treating as well as handing out flyers with information about our Holiday Food…

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New Milk Crates Help Lighten the Load!

We’re pretty excited to have recently added 300 milk crates to lighten the load (quite literally) for our volunteers here at the Food Bank. Galster Real Estate Group raised almost $2000 through a Go Fund Me campaign to purchase these crates which are sturdier, easier to stack, and lighten the transport load from 80lbs to 35lbs per box of…

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We could use your help…

This past month, while our Food Bank truck (which is used daily for picking up food donations from all over town) was in the shop for routine maintenance, the mechanics found some unexpected issues that needed immediate repairs. Problems within the transmission were found and the ram drive was not operating. These repairs needed to be done right away…

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