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Green Oaks Sets Record for School Food Drive Collection

Written by Daphne Huegel, Student Green Oaks Fundamental Elementary has many great qualities, including academic excellence, fun activities, and a great desire to help others in our community. Recently, Green Oaks hosted its annual food drive for the Orangevale Food Bank. As part of the Adopt-a-Month food drive program, Green

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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

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A Season of Gratitude: Thanksgiving 2014

At the Orangevale Food Bank, we’re incredibly grateful for our amazing community and volunteers year-round. However, we’re always overwhelmed by the generous contributions of food and outpouring of volunteers during the holiday season, particularly Thanksgiving. 2014 marked our third anniversary of serving Thanksgiving dinner to neighbors in need. In reflecting

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Louis Pasteur Tigers Drive Up Donations with Food Drive Program Creativity

Louis Pasteur Drives Up Donations with Food Drive Program Creativity –Contributed by Kaitlyn Berry and Jessica Berry, Orangevale Community Students Students of Louis Pasteur, a local middle school in Orangevale, are well known in the community for their volunteerism. To kick off the school year and reinforce that commitment, students

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Collaborating for a Cause: Orangevale Food Bank and AboutKidz

Kids Helping Kids at First Day Back-to-School Event If there’s one thing that frames the mission of the Orangevale Food Bank, it’s our commitment to community. Really, it’s the sole purpose we’re here. We’re fortunate to not only have an amazing community to serve and volunteer alongside, but also a

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Community Partner Spotlight: Orangevale Open K-8 School

Community Partner Spotlight: Orangevale Open K-8 School The kids at Orangevale Open embody their school’s mission: learning by doing. And they do some pretty amazing things, including continuing their support of an important program at the Orangevale Food Bank: Adopt-a-Month*. With the Adopt-a-Month program, local organizations – often schools, churches

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Event: OVFB Cooking Demonstration

OVFB Cooking Demonstration Last month, the Orangevale Food Bank took part in Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution Day, a global campaign promote cooking skills, celebrating the importance of cooking good food from scratch and instilling healthy eating habits. To support the campaign, one of the Food Bank’s volunteers, Steve Williams —

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Pow Wow Days Weekend and Serve Day 2014

Pow Wow Days Weekend and Serve Day 2014 Orangevale’s annual town fair, Pow Wow Days, and Bayside’s Annual Serve Day, collectively provide an opportunity to bring people together to do amazing things at the Orangevale Food Bank. With a band of volunteers from Bayside Church and several other local churches, we

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