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Week One: 75 Families Served!

Thanks to many community contributors including our local Orangevale View newspaper, the word was out about today’s opening day of Orangevale Food Bank. We expected a crowd, but were overwhelmed with 75 Orangevale families visiting for help with this month’s groceries. We will continue to be open weekly on Thursday

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A Fresh Coat

As we prepare for our opening next week, several gracious volunteers donated their time to help spruce up the building with fresh paint and artwork. Last week, Patrick from Orangevale-based Cornell Painting Co. sprayed a fresh coat of light tan paint over the walls. He did a great job and

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Stock the Shelves Open House Pics

Over 100 people visited the food bank today for a Stock the Shelves Open House event. We are very excited about the overwhelming community support for the new food bank in Orangevale. Thank you for the generous donations of food and volunteer time. This is going to be a very

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Rock Center with Brian Williams

Midnight Run: Hungry families on food stamps impact Walmart The number of Americans using food stamps has soared 37 percent over the last two years. A growing number of needy Americans are shopping as soon as their government food assistance kicks in, changing the way the nation’s largest retailer, Walmart,

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Getting Started in 2011

We leased space in Orangevale and had a lot of work to get the building ready for show time. Check out these photos! Post by Orangevale Food Bank.

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We have a location!

The Orangevale Food Bank location will be on Main Ave just north of Greenback Lane. We’re very excited to announce this and will be updating shortly with more photos as we coordinate volunteers on Sunday Dec 4th for some TLC on the building. If you’re interested in joining us from

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100 Turkeys for Thanksgiving

A huge thank you to many local businesses and community members who donated nearly 100 turkeys which were distributed a few days before Thanksgiving to Orangevale families in need. With the help of nearly 30 volunteers, we were able to distribute these turkeys and dinners to families in time for

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Mark Your Calendars

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

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Dry Goods Needed

Many people have asked what types of food is needed to help stock the shelves. Here is a list of important food items that would help out. Dry Goods Needed: Cereal Pasta Canned fruit Canned vegetables Tomato sauce Canned soup Top Ramen Mac & Cheese Tuna Chili Stew Pork and

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Launch Slated for 2011 Holidays

Several members of the community in Orangevale have been working diligently to lay the groundwork for a local food bank and family resource center. A location and dates will be announced in October 2011. In our current down economy, several hundred families struggle each month to provide basic food for

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