What an exciting ride this has been in just a few short weeks! We’ve had nearly a garage full of food donated from the community, two refrigerators given to us to store cold food by local businesses, churches supporting this effort, and many volunteers eager to offer their time to this cause. What a blessing! And we should also mention several large corporations in our area have offered grant money to help launch this Orangevale resource.
Here are a couple quick updates and information:
Community Food Drives
- Nov 5 & 6 (9am – 6pm, Saturday & Sunday) @ SaveMart in Orangevale and Safeway at Madison/Hazel
- Nov 19 & 20 (9am – 6pm, Saturday & Sunday) @ Walmart Supercenter in Orangevale at Greenback/Hazel
Come help us fill the truck! And a special thank you to Twin Lakes Food Bank for allowing us to use a big box truck – which we intend to fill with food for our local residents.
Location on Main Ave
We should have our lease signed this week for a property on Main Ave. Stay tuned for photos and address.
Stock the Shelves Open House — Wednesday, December 7
Join us as we introduce Orangevale Food Bank to the community, get to know those interested in helping out, and help us stock the shelves for the holidays!
Outreach & Food Delivery — Thursday, December 8, 15, 22, 29
Come with us as we deliver food to families’ homes in the Orangevale community from 2-4pm as we let them know about the Grand Opening of Orangevale Food Bank.
GRAND OPENING — Thursday, January 5
At this point, we are penciling in this date as our grand opening. There is still a lot of work to be done, but we believe this is realistic and should help many families during a tough holiday season.
MORE INFO? If you’re interested in any of these opportunities or events, please feel free to call or email. We’re excited to have you help wherever you’re able.