Thank You to The Olander Company, Our Lead Sponsor for the Feed the Need 5K/10K

We are truly grateful for the support of The Olander Company for the 'Feed the Need' 5K/10K race as well as continued support throughout the year.

The Olander Company, Inc., a family run company, is sponsoring the June 5, 2016 Loaves & Fishes “Feed the Need” 5K/10K Run/Walk fundraiser.


The Olander Company, Inc., is committed to giving back to the community they have been part of since 1962. Ron Olander sits on the Board of Directors for the local nonprofit Loaves & Fishes Family Kitchen. When asked about his involvement with Loaves & Fishes, Ron Olander stated:
When my friend, Steve Hallgrimson, asked me if I wanted to join him on the Board of Directors of Loaves & Fishes, I requested more information about the non-profit organization. Steve revealed to me that they serve over one hundred thousand hot meals every year to those in need in San Jose. He described the organization as a “class act” and the board members as “very talented people”. He assured me that I would have a lot to contribute and that I would learn a lot. Lastly, he promised that I would have fun.

I told Steve that I would be honored to join, and before I knew it, I was elected Treasurer. Steve was correct: I have learned more than I imagined, I’ve met some amazing board members, and I’m having fun! 

With our new Executive Director AnnMarie Zimmerman’s talent and vision (only two years with Loaves & Fishes), we now serve over 350,000 meals a year. I am so fortunate to be able to support this amazing organization, and I look forward to witnessing its continued growth and impact in our community.

Like everything in Silicon Valley, change is imminent. In recent years, Loaves & Fishes adapted their approach for serving the local community. With a centralized kitchen and a Hot/Cold Delivery Truck, Loaves & Fishes went from cooking a few hundred meals per day to thousands of meals per day. Over 30,000 meals per month are delivered to various locations from Palo Alto to Gilroy.

Growing up, Annie Olander, CEO of The Olander Companies, was taught a sense of stewardship and the importance of giving back to her local community. 

Supporting our community is one of our core values at The Olander Company. We recognize that we would not be where we are at without our community’s support. We want to do whatever we can to give back. We hold fast to the belief that we are only as good as our community. -Annie Olander

The Olander Company, the lead sponsor of the June 5th event, will be onsite to cheer on their own company team. 

About The Olander Company, Inc:
The Olander Company, Inc. is a full line distributor of standard and metric fasteners, including commercial and specialty fasteners, precision hardware, electromechanical components, tools, adhesives, and wire management products. We have been proudly serving the Silicon Valley since 1962 and are proud to serve over 45 different countries as well.

The Olander Company carries an extensive in-house inventory with over 40,000 items in stock, including a broad inventory of Heli-Coil products, notably Nitronic 60 inserts. Due to the combination of our in-depth inventory and our technical expertise, we are able to service a vast variety of industries, including the semiconductor, medical device, aerospace, telecommunications, alternative energy, and robotics industries.

The Olander Company, Inc. is located at 144 Commercial Street in Sunnyvale and open from 7:30AM to 5PM Monday – Friday.