Events

Operation Orange

Sep 11, 2015 to Sep 12, 2015

Operation Orange will begin at 10:00 AM on Patriot Day, Friday, September 11, 2015, and continue for 24 hours until Saturday, September 12, 2015 at 10:00 AM.

Gather your family, friends and coworkers and sign up for a volunteer shift during our third annual 24-hour volunteer event, Operation Orange! Every hour during Operation Orange, approximately 125 volunteers will be working in the Foodbank’s 83,000 sq. ft. warehouse on an assortment of projects to keep up with the growing demand for emergency food.

Sign-up to volunteer

Returning volunteers can simply log in to our Volunteer Information Center to schedule your Operation Orange volunteer shift.

New volunteers can create an account to our Volunteer Information Center by completing an Adult Volunteer Application (age 18+) or a Youth Volunteer Application (age 10-17).

Volunteering with us? We will be live tweeting at the event using the hashtag #OpOrange!

Schedule your group

Please complete the group request form, and a Volunteer Coordinator will contact you to confirm your group’s information. If your group is larger than 25, or if you would prefer to call us during business hours (M-F, 8-4), we can assist you in scheduling your group over the phone.

  • Corporate volunteer groups, please call Melissa Link, 330.777.1061
  • Community and school groups, please call Cynthia Humphrey, 330.777.7579.

Turn Orange for WhatGet your T-shirt

Stop by the Foodbank (M-F, 8-4) and pick up your Hunger Action Month t-shirt for a $10 donation!

What are people saying about Operation Orange?

Quotes were taken from an anonymous survey conducted after the event last year where people were asked, “What was your favorite part of Operation Orange?”

“It was like a party to celebrate the good that everyone was doing!”

“I volunteered for the 12 AM to 2 AM shift, which I was nervous about at first. I wasn’t sure if I would make it through, but the energy from the volunteers, staff and DJ made it easy to stay awake and energetic. I loved how organized it was!”

"Everyone has so much fun, singing and dancing, all while making a huge difference!"

Want to help make this event great?

Join our generous sponsors in supporting Operation Orange. Please contact Leslie Genovese for sponsorship opportunities at 330.777.7572.

Download the 2015 Operation Orange Postcard (PDF)

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