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Let us help you with your CalFresh applications!

Did you know? The Orangevale-Fair Oaks Food Bank is now partnering with CalFresh to help anyone in Sacramento County with assistance in completing and submitting applications. The process is easy and with new higher monthly income qualifications, many people who didn’t previously qualify will now. Stop by the Food Bank during our regular hours of operation, speak with Linda…

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2018 Holiday Food Drives

Our 2018 Holiday Food Drives at Safeway in Fair Oaks and Walmart in Orangevale have wrapped up for the year and proved to be a huge success! With our volunteers donating over 700 hours of their time to hand out flyers and collect food, we were able to collect over 15,000 pounds of food that is so desperately appreciated…

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Turkey Day is here!

This year we have so much to be thankful for here at the Orangevale – Fair Oaks Food Bank. We had many friends and neighbors show up to help us pack 350+ boxes of food, received 370 donated turkeys from several local organizations and were so grateful to be blessed with hundreds of hours of our wonderful volunteers time…

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OVFO Food Bank at the Family Fright Night

The Orangevale – Fair Oaks Food Bank enjoyed a spooky evening of visiting with neighbors and handing out over 2,000 pieces of candy to adorable boys and girls dressed up for Halloween! We provided a fun atmosphere of fall décor, games with prizes and trick or treating as well as handing out flyers with information about our Holiday Food…

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New Milk Crates Help Lighten the Load!

We’re pretty excited to have recently added 300 milk crates to lighten the load (quite literally) for our volunteers here at the Food Bank. Galster Real Estate Group raised almost $2000 through a Go Fund Me campaign to purchase these crates which are sturdier, easier to stack, and lighten the transport load from 80lbs to 35lbs per box of…

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We could use your help…

This past month, while our Food Bank truck (which is used daily for picking up food donations from all over town) was in the shop for routine maintenance, the mechanics found some unexpected issues that needed immediate repairs. Problems within the transmission were found and the ram drive was not operating. These repairs needed to be done right away…

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Garden Fresh

The vegetable gardens at the Orangevale-Fair Oaks Food Bank are producing amazing crops this year. With the help of the great green thumbed gardeners Dwight, Nora, Eric and Ayinde, the gardens were weeded, watered, fertilized, given lots of love and are producing an abundance of healthy vegetables and fruits. The volunteers have harvested zucchini, squash, peppers, tomatoes, cucumbers, apples,…

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Volunteer Spotlight – Nancy Luse

It is the dedication of outstanding volunteers that keep the Food Bank running efficiently.  One such volunteer is Nancy Luse. Nancy has been with the Food Bank since opening day in January of 2012. She came to serve others in the community by volunteering her time after becoming an “empty nester” and no longer needing to be a stay…

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