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FOOD DISTRIBUTION HOURS

Mondays 11am - 1pm

Wednesdays 4:30pm - 6:30pm

Thursdays 10am - 12:30pm

Fridays 10am - 12:30pm

DONATION HOURS

Monday - Friday 8:30am - 12pm

Wednesdays 4pm - 6pm

 

Bins are located at the front entrance of our building to receive your generous donations after hours.

The Orangevale-Fair Oaks Food Bank desires

to make a positive impact on our community by helping those who are experiencing difficult times.

If you are struggling with a job loss, are challenged to meet basic needs, or just need someone to pray with you – we are here to help.

OVFOFB is an equal opportunity provider.

OUR FOOD PROGRAM

Our complete food distribution program is available to Orangevale, Fair Oaks, Folsom, and

Citrus Heights residents with the following zip codes: 95662, 95628, 95630, 95610, and 95621.

Am I Eligible?

What areas do you serve and when?

We offer our complete grocery program twice monthly for individuals and families residing in the following zip codes: 95662, 95628, 95630, 95610, and 95621. 

  • Once, on the 1st - 15th and 

  • Once, on the 16th - end of the month

 

What if I live outside of these areas?

Individuals who come to the OVFOFB and live outside our serving zip codes will receive one USDA bag from The Emergency Food Assistance Program (TEFAP). Photo identification  and income verification are not required to receive a USDA bag. 

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What if I have a unique situation?

We also have food available for those unhoused or unable to cook or store food. Please let us know your situation and we'll do our best to accommodate your needs.

What Should I Bring?

Should I bring photo identification?

Yes! Please bring a photo ID each time you come to the food bank. A driver's license or state ID are best.

 

What if this is my first time?
Welcome! On your first visit we will have you fill out a short form. Along with your photo ID, we require a piece of mail or a bill to verify your current address. 
Please bring similar verification for other family members as well; a doctor or insurance bill, something from their school, or a current piece of mail works best.

 

Anything else?

We encourage roommates and friends over the age of 18 to have their own household case. A household is considered anyone residing together that shares food.  We prefer to make a household a family unit or a caregiver situation.

What Will I Receive?

What types of food do you distribute?

You will typically receive two bags of pantry items (one bag from our donated items and a TEFAP/USDA bag), fresh produce, bread items, dairy and deli items, meat, and eggs. We sometimes have other snacks and bonus items to distribute as well!

 

Where does your food come from?

All the food we distribute has been generously donated to us and changes daily. Some days, we experience an abundance of items, and some days, our inventory may be low. We do our best to spread the donations we receive to everyone who comes through our distributions. 

What if I experience food allergies or have dietary restrictions?

We may have items available that are gluten-free, vegetarian or vegan, or other alternative products. Please don't hesitate to ask us!

DRIVE-THRU DISTRIBUTION

At OVFOFB, we provide a convenient drive-thru distribution service where you can receive your groceries without leaving the comfort of your vehicle. Our courteous volunteers will greet you at your window, provide your photo ID to our administrative team, return it, and then load your groceries for you!


​IMPORTANT: For your safety, we ask that if you arrive on foot or bicycle to receive a distribution, please wait by the large, painted blue rock out front, and our volunteers will kindly serve you there.

OTHER PROGRAMS

Diaper Program

Provided to us through the National Diaper Bank Program, diapers may be available for families with children ages 0-4. Each child is eligible to receive 100 diapers per month, distributed twice monthly. Your children must be listed on your case to receive diapers.

Food for Seniors (Ages 60+)

If you are 60 or older, you may be eligible for the CSFP – Food for Seniors program. This program is available to anyone who meets the age requirement and income guidelines from all zip codes in the area.  Eligible clients may pick up this extra food box one time per month.  Please ask us about enrollment when you are at the food bank. 
 

For your convenience, we distribute Senior Boxes during our regular distribution hours on the 2nd, 4th, and 5th weeks of each month, so you don't have to make an extra trip. Check out the schedule below!

Diapers
Diapers

Senior Health Resources

Canned Goods

Learn some helpful ideas about senior nutrition

and health needs as we age.

  • 2nd, 4th, 5th MONDAYS 11am - 1pm

  • 2nd, 4th, 5th WEDNESDAYS 4:30pm - 6:30pm 

  • 2nd, 4th, 5th THURSDAYS & FRIDAYS 10:00am - 12:30pm

Thanksgiving Dinner Distribution

2024 CSFP Senior Box
Mon / Wed / Thurs / Fri Distribution Dates

January 8, 10, 11, 12, 22, 24, 25 & 26
February 5, 7, 8, 9, 19, 21, 22 & 23
March 11, 13, 14, 15, 25, 27, 28 & 29

April 8, 10, 11, 12, 22, 24, 25 & 26

May 6, 8, 9, 10, 20, 22, 23, 24, 29, 30 & 31

June 10, 12, 13, 14, 24, 26, 27 & 28

July 8, 10, 11, 12, 22, 24, 25 & 26

August 12, 14, 15, 16, 26, 28, 29 & 30

September 9, 11, 12, 13, 23, 25, 26 & 27​

October 7, 9, 10, 11, 21, 23, 24 & 25

November 4, 6, 7, 8, 18, 20, 21 & 22​

December 9, 11, 12, 13, 16, 18, 19 & 20​

ANNUAL CLOSURES 

Memorial Day | Monday, May 27, 2024

Summer Break | Monday, July 1 - Friday, July 5, 2024

Labor Day | Monday, September 2, 2024

Thanksgiving Break | Monday, November 25 - Friday, November 29, 2024

Winter Break | Monday, December 23, 2024 - Friday, January 3, 2025

WEATHER UPDATES

Weather and Smoke: When the air quality levels reach 150 AQI or higher, we may close for the safety of our volunteers and clients.
Heat: Temperatures reach 103 degrees or more, we may close distribution for the safety of our volunteers and clients. 
Lightning: Due to our distribution being outside, we will close if there is lightning in our area. 

COMMUNITY RESOURCES

Sacramento County Food Assistance

Click the link below to find Sacramento County food pantries and community meals near you. Please get in touch with the individual location before going to see what their current offerings are. 

Dial 2-1-1 for other resources including housing or shelters, medical, financial, Veteran support, family services, transportation, and more.

San Juan Unified School Resources 
Resources may be available for students attending San Juan Unified District schools. Please click the link below for current programs and more information from SJUSD.

Thanksgiving DINNER DISTRIBUTION

Every year, we offer Thanksgiving meals to those in need. You can sign up in late October or early November to receive a Thanksgiving dinner box and poultry. Please note that everything in the box is uncooked, so you can enjoy the preparation, aroma of a home cooked meal, and time with your family.

We provide one ticket per address on a first-come, first-serve basis, and we kindly ask that you only sign up for our meal if you have not signed up for a meal elsewhere.


Distribution of the meals will take place on the Monday of Thanksgiving week at the designated time on your ticket. It is important to bring your ticket to receive your dinner. If you have lost your ticket or did not get a chance to reserve a spot, we will have an open distribution at the end for any boxes left over. For non-ticketed clients, we will release distribution times in November and advise you to watch our website for updated information regarding availability. 

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