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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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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 give back,” Dwight started by sorting food and weeding…

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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 in their communities. Brad Squires, Founder and President of…

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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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Volunteer Spotlight: Linda Castro

Linda has been with the Food Bank since day one. She began her journey by exploring the different facets of the Food Bank, and one day was asked to help with the produce. Today she is known as our produce lady; fully dedicated to what she does with a smile on her face. Being placed face-to-face with our neighbors…

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Volunteer Spotlight: Dorothy Jones

If you walk into the Orangevale Food Bank on any food distribution day, you’re sure to see a familiar face every time. Volunteer Dorothy Jones, the “detail diva” – a nickname earned for her exceptional record keeping and reporting skills – has been greeting neighbors (community members seeking services and support) since the Food Bank opened in 2011. Dorothy…

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Eagle Scout Demonstrates Leadership and Community Goodwill with Planter Box Project

This summer, Eagle Scout Cooper Lamb took on a worthy project to help build beautiful new planter boxes to grow more vegetables for neighbors at the Orangevale Food Bank. Over the past two years, a lot of progress has been made on the Food Bank’s community garden, but structured areas to grow more vegetables have been needed. Thanks to…

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Orangevale Food Bank Celebrates Food Revolution Day 2014

We’re Celebrating Food Revolution Day 2014 Thursday, May 15 from 10 a.m.-Noon Our basic mission is simple: positively impact in the communities we serve by providing basic food and resources to families in need. Beyond that basic mission, we also strive to improve the lives of families in a number of other ways, such as promoting healthy eating habits….

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Volunteer Spotlight – Debbie Costello

Volunteer Spotlight – Debbie Costello Last year, Debbie Costello, a teacher at Visions in Education Charter School, knew a friend’s 88 year old mother who was looking to volunteer. While volunteering on a regular basis may not have panned out for her elder friend, Debbie herself found a new home. In addition to volunteering in the Food Bank’s stock…

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Volunteer Spotlight – Izzy Hyland

Volunteer Spotlight – Izzy Hyland After Izzy Hyland moved to the Sacramento area and settled in, she began looking for something to do to meet new people and lessen the sadness of missing her children and grandchildren back in Utah. Two years ago, after seeing a story in the local Orangevale newspaper, OV View, about the Orangevale Food Bank, Izzy knew…

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