The Orangevale Food Bank strives to make connections with its community members, businesses and organizations to better serve those to need. One very successful partnership is with Walmart at the corner of Hazel and Greenback in Orangevale. Justin Righero, the Store Director, and his crew are great supporters of the food bank. With their help and organization, the food bank truck picks up loads of produce, meats, dairy, bakery goods and assorted other food items 3 days a week. This amounts to thousands of pounds of food a month that is distributed to our neighbors needing assistance. Beth and Marilynn, in the receiving department, are very helpful in making sure everything is ready for pick up by our truck drivers.
Holiday food drives at Walmart had amazing results. More than enough food was collected to allow the food bank to fill Thanksgiving dinner boxes and the storage containers. Assistant store manager Katrina made sure the food bank truck had space to park that was easily visible for customers during peak weekends. It also helped to promote new donors and volunteers needed at the food bank.
With each year of Walmart’s continuing partnership, the Orangevale Food Bank is truly blessed by those who deeply care and support those in their community.