Food Forward collects surplus fruit and vegetables from backyard trees, public properties, farms, and Farmers Markets around Ventura and Los Angeles counties, then donates 100% of the produce to local food banks and agencies that feed people experiencing food insecurity. They are up to half a million pounds on average of produce donated every week!!! Perfectly good produce being eaten, not rotting on the ground or at the dump. And they need your help!
In preparation for a very busy 2020 citrus season, Food Forward is seeking folks interested in being trained as volunteer Pick Leaders across LA County (foodforward.org/volunteer/pick-leaders/) Pick Leaders are a vital part of Food Forward’s work to harvest food, fight hunger, and build community. It’s a perfect opportunity for you to give a few hours of your time to make a big impact!
If you’re interested in becoming a Pick Leader or Event Leader for one of Food Forward’s other food recovery programs, please email [email protected].